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Filbert Steps

Sansome St. & Filbert St., San Francisco, CA (Telegraph Hill)
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Ranked #35 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Walking
Description: A 284 foot wooden-step walkway leading up to the top of Telegraph Hill.
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Sacramento, California, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The Filbert Steps are a series of staircases starting at Filbert Street's east end, near the Embarcardero, and ascending Telegraph Hill. The base can be reached near Levi's Plaza, where Filbert Street literally ends at the cliff below Coit Tower. Nearly 400 steps in total take the visitor from sunny Embarcadero to windy Coit Tower in as little as a... More

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san francisco
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127 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

So there are many other ways to get to Coit Tower (walk on the streets; bus; Greenwich steps); this is just one of several and not even the best. First off, I give it a "3" rating, because I don't think anyone "should go out of their way to walk up these steps". If you really want to walk up... More

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Los Angeles
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A MUST add when you visit the Coit Tower. Just follow the road back down and look for the Filbert Steps sign. There are beautiful secret gardens on this walk street and very interesting architecture. Great views along the way. Sugggest doing this going DOWN - less work on the legs and you get great views.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Just down from the Coit Tower are Filbert Steps. Great views of the bay and surrounding area, all through beautiful calming gardens Easier going down than going up. If you find my review helpful please click 'yes'. Thanks

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San Francisco, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Simply LOVED this place!! You can see amazing San Francisco and its roads from the height, the sea with ships, lights in the evening.. aahhhhh.. I want to go back again!!

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Very steep, lots of stairs, but awesome views all the way plus some rest landings, and pretty houses and photo opps along the way. Well worth the visit. Great view at the top.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My wife and I wanted to visit Coit Tower and saw a sign for "steps to Coit Tower". They looked steep but up we went. We had no idea the treat we were in for. Beautiful gardens and quirky and fun looking houses were a constant treat. The residents along the steps take great pride in their neighborhood and it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

As stated by another reviewer, it was great to be able to walk these steps and see the houses, gardens on the way. However for those who want an easier route, you can take bus 39 to Coit tower and walk the steps down instead of walking up!

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Houston, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We decided to hike up Filbert Steps because of reviews on Trip Advisor, and boy are we glad we did. The weather was beautiful, and we had clear skies - it was a great hike up! The gardens and homes along this route were gorgeous. Even though Coit Tower was closed, we could still go around the perimeter and take... More

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Gilbert, Arizona
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145 reviews 145 reviews
36 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Telegraph Hill is a great view spot...but Coit Tower is still undergoing renovations. We took the Greenwich stairs down then hung a right & switched to the Filbert stairs for the rest of the way down. Magnificent....Spring flowers were all in full bloom & the homes tucked away in this not so secret magical kingdom are WOW♡ We will do... More

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