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Address: Lyon St. at Green St., Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA
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Give yourself a cardiovascular workout on these steps, after which...

Give yourself a cardiovascular workout on these steps, after which you'll be rewarded with a panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay.

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These steps should not be missed!! The bottom of these steps are at Lyon &Green in the Pacific Heights area of San Francisco. We were entertained by the locals "running" the steps... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2015
Ottawa, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

These steps should not be missed!! The bottom of these steps are at Lyon &Green in the Pacific Heights area of San Francisco. We were entertained by the locals "running" the steps and enjoyed the sights and views on the way up and at the top. This is an area where you can view some of the finest mansions of... More 

Thank Ottawatraveller547
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

A nice area with an AWESOME view to the Bay, easy parking. My boyfriend and I parked the car on Broadway and Lyon Streets at the top of the steps. Walked down to Lombard Street for breakfast at IHOPs then walked to and around the Palace of Fine Arts and took many pictures, we enjoyed watching the many creatures on... More 

Thank Delfina K
Austin, Texas
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218 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Pacific Heights is just a stunning part of San Francisco and this is an absolutely must see spot. Since there are only 12 TA reviews, I guess it hasn't made it to that many people's radar screens. Trust me....it is one of the most fabulous places to view this lovely city. It is located just on the edge of the... More 

Thank austinjjc
Gainesville, Florida
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406 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Lots of locals were out and about jogging up and down these steps. My brother and I took the bus to the top and walked down on our way to the Palace. Glad we came down instead of up! Gorgeous views, and beautiful elaborate homes on both sides. Cool spot on the city to work out if you were trying... More 

Thank clcl11
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Maybe it was the time of day I was here, but unlike Fillmore or 16th Avenue, there were quite a few people running these stairs with reps, and timing themselves. I found the lower stairs a bit too steep for my comfort of running, so had to pull over halfway up this portion to let a runner by. The upper... More 

Thank JustAnotherTraveler1
Santa Cruz, California
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73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We walked down Lyon Street from our hotel on California Street. We walked to the to the Palace of Fine Arts and then back up. There are stopping points along the way to catch your breath. Young people are running them but it was not too congested. Loved seeing Dianne Feinstein's house, the Immigrant Heart, and views of Alcatraz as... More 

2 Thank JeriLG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Our daughter who lives in lower Pac Heights said this was a popular walk for locals. What she failed to mention was how steep the steps were and why they were so popular. Well, we survived and took our time enjoying the view and taking several pics along the way. The view was worth the effort and we paced ourselves... More 

2 Thank MMM_and_MPM
Malibu, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Returned to San Francisco and delighted to find the Lyon Street Steps available for trekking up and down. This is OFF the beaten path and known to locals. Arrived as the fog still hide the Golden Gate bridge from view. Up and down several times. Quite a workout. Enjoy!

3 Thank Codatrek
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Between Pacific Heights and Cow Hollow, just on the edge of Presidio and not far from the Palace of Fine Arts (with its stunning dome) are the Lyon Street steps.The views from the top are spectacular! You've got the bay at the end, the lovely mansions with the beautiful hedges and flowers on one side and the trees from the... More 

1 Thank JanMD73
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86 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

These steps were part of a Pacific Heights walking tour provided by our hotel - worth seeing - right adjacent to the Presidio - beautiful views - locals use this area to exercise - they all must be in perfect shape to run these steps!

2 Thank Pat D

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