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“Catch the famous wild Tel-Ho parrots walking here” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Filbert Steps

Filbert Steps
Sansome St. & Filbert St., San Francisco, CA (Telegraph Hill)
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Ranked #52 of 317 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: A 284 foot wooden-step walkway leading up to the top of Telegraph Hill.
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“Catch the famous wild Tel-Ho parrots walking here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

I lived on Telegraph Hill for 40 years. The Filbert Steps is a secret place where residents go for their daily exercise. You can actually see the famous wild parrots during the morning and hear them sqwack and each other! Lovely place.

Visited May 2012
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Pasadena, California
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“Must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Great views, flowers, funky Gold Rush er houses, and lots of parrots in the trees.

Visited February 2012
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“Why Ride When You Can Take the Stairs?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Walking is my favorite way to get around a city. You see so much more plus you get some exercise. The views are great from the top of Telegraph Hill and so are the views going up the Filbert Steps. Take the Greenwich Steps down and enjoy the lovely terrace gardens and homes on the way. Unfortunately, we were a little late in the day to enter Coit Tower, but I still thought the walk up and down Telegraph Hill was an attraction in itself.

Visited March 2012
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LONDON
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“really nice walk from coit tower”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Easier to walk down from Coit tower, pass some lovely gardens and houses, really glad I did the walk on my 2nd visit to San Francisco.

Visited March 2012
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“Nice Climb”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

We parked on Sansome Street and walked down to Filbert. That's where the steps begin. I guess we're in pretty good shape because it didn't take us very long to ascend Telegraph Hill this way. It was a nice view of a quaint side of San Fran. The houses and gardens were lovely. Don't miss the weird restroom at the top near Coit Tower. It's self cleaning and talks to you if you're confused. No, really. :)

Visited March 2012
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