Hiking Lion’s Head

Where Today has Taken Me

During this past holiday weekend, a few friends and I hiked to the top of Lion’s Head to watch the sunset. We began our hike in town, and the walk to the beginning of the trail actually took longer than the hike up the mountain. Aside from nearly having to run up to catch the sunset in time, the views from the trail and the top were absolutely spectacular. The first half of the trail winds around the wider part of the mountain, beginning looking out over the city of Cape Town and Table Mountain towering above and eventually reaching a wide-open view of the ocean around the other side.

The second half of the hike was slightly more vertically inclined than the first. We began an ascent up a few ladders before reaching a section where you had to climb using rings and chains attached to the mountain to…

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