The recently reconstructed trail at Land’s End is ideal for geezers – short (3.5 miles round trip) and mostly flat. Every turn in the cliff-hanging path opens up to another stunning vista of the Golden Gate.
Overly alpha hikers in the past have toppled fatally over the side, but the new trail is built for safety. If you’re ambitious you can take one of several stairways down to the rocks though the walk back up can be strenuous.
Dogs on leashes are ok.
Weekends and holidays can get crowded and when the fog and wind are working, it can be as brutally romantic as Wuthering Heights.