Lions Head hike distance

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Lions Head hike distance

Lion's Head hike distance is a round trip calculated at approximately 5.5km both ways.

How much is the Lions head hike distance ?

Lion's Head is a 5.5km hiking trail, the distance calculated by measuring the starting point of the trail, around the top and back to the starting point of the trail. This means that there is approximately 2.25km up and the same amount of distance down the mountain. The distance to hike Lion's Head varies greatly based on the route taken to hike the mountain. So, if someone were to take a longer trail, the resulting distance could vary more. Usually we count the trail to be 5.5km on the regular Chains route and about 5 minutes longer on the Spiral route, although not much more. There are other routes on Lion's Head that effect the way Lion's Head hike distance is measured. Mainly, this is the Kloof Nek route and the Camps Bay drive route starting further down the trail, these two routes aren't common, leaving most people to venture onto the 5.5km starting point route.