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Greenwich Steps

Telegraph Hill, Greenwich & Sansome, San Francisco, CA
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San Francisco Urban Hike: Coit Tower, Lombard Street and North Beach
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Brick stairway leading up Telegraph Hill.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“wild parrots” (6 reviews)
“coit tower” (30 reviews)
Telegraph Hill, Greenwich & Sansome, San Francisco, CA
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great way to get to the Coit Tower, with interesting gardens along the way and great views, well worth the exercise.

Thank Kevan W
Reviewed 4 October 2017

A good stair climb requires lots of steps -- with visual interest along the way. Absent the visual interest, you might as well climb the stairs in your own building. This has it all -- plus some wild parrots that occasionally swarm, with Coit Tower...More

Thank OOBonomist
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

You can grab a superb photo for the family album from just standing in the middle of the street. The incline is made easier by ascending the small steps on each pathway.

Thank Oliveiro R
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We were visiting the Coit tower and if you go over to the side that faces the piers you can find some stairs that will lead you to the Greenwich steps. It was a super cool walk! Like walking through a very good smelling tropical...More

1  Thank 9918ilml
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Had to see which one I liked better, so I went down the Greenwich Steps after going up the Filbert Steps. There's a neat sculpture of Columbus at the top, then lots of vegetation, landscaping, and, of course, a boatload of steps. I think this...More

Thank zzzzdoc1
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Had a great time exploring a side of San Fran I didn't think I'd get to see. Very well maintained. Must go.

Thank David R
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We actually went up Filbert Steps and down Greenwich Steps. Great excercise to get to Coit Tower. Beautiful gardens and cn get great photos of the bay, Treasure Island and Bay Bridge. Be prepared for expensive meter parking $3.00 an hour, meters do take cards

Thank Raenette G
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

These are not the same. Check the angle of the sun and effectiveness of your camera to choose the best climb. Your success at capturing the scenery will depend on which steps you choose.

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The hills are so steep around San Francisco, I was delighted to see steps up the hill instead of an incline! These are a little bit hidden, but worth looking for them.

1  Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Initially we were looking for the Filbert St. steps but got a little lost. We were walking along the Embarcadero following Google maps but the map didn't look right to me based on my research. It looked like we were going way out of the...More

Thank lkloc
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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