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Filbert Steps

Address: Sansome St. & Filbert St., San Francisco, CA (North Beach / Telegraph Hill)
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Ranked #72 of 716 things to do in San Francisco
Type: Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: A 284 foot wooden-step walkway leading up to the top of Telegraph Hill.
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Type: Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: A 284 foot wooden-step walkway leading up to the top of Telegraph Hill.

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Cracow
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful narrow steps with gorgeous flowers along the way. It is actually better than the Coit tower it leads to.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

I've always wanted to walk these steps but didn't fancy climb so I caught the #39 bus to the at Coit Tower and walked down them. You get some really good surprise views on the way down plus it's nice to admire the well kept gardens of the people that live along there.

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San Francisco, USA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
47 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Somewhat secluded with beautiful homes overlooking the Bridge and Bay, trees often filled with wild parrots, right near spectacular Coit Tower (inside and out!), walking the Filbert Steps is a treat.

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Ann Arbor
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84 reviews 84 reviews
37 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is a series of steps that keep going up, starting from Filbert Street all the way up to Coit Tower. There are a LOT of steps, but it's fun to see the interesting and unique homes along the way up. Some of the houses had no driveways or places nearby for cars, and I was told by locals that... More 

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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Stairs after stairs but the view from the bay worth it. But be prepared with comfortable shoes and a lighter backpack!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Best thing is that this gives you a wonderfull view not only of the bay but also the botany of the area. Another thrill if you are a film fan is that you are walking in the same steps as Humphrey Bogart in Dark Passage which are the same at the top as they were in 1947

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We walked up to Coit Tower from the Embarcadero below. I was counting the steps as we walked up, but I lost count somewhere around the three million mark.......or so it seemed! When I got to the top I felt like Rocky and threw my arms up in the air. My tip is........get the 39 bus!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Filbert Steps are one of the most popular sets of stairs in San Francisco, they are found on the eastern side of Telegraph Hill and provide access to Coit Tower. Apparently there are 377 steps in total, the stairway is broken into 3 sections and pass by private homes and gardens. The climb we did not find too difficult, many... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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68 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The hike from the bottom up to Coit tower is quite a hike, but well worth it. You have to be in good shape. The views of the city are spectacular. There are beautiful flowers all along the stairs. They are prolific.

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Ra'anana, Israel
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34 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We didn't find the steps too difficult but I really was expecting more of the gardens. It's a nice way to climb up to Coit Tower, good views on the way, but certainly not a "must".

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