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Filbert Steps

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Address: Sansome St. & Filbert St., San Francisco, CA
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A 284 foot wooden-step walkway leading up to the top of Telegraph Hill.

A 284 foot wooden-step walkway leading up to the top of Telegraph Hill.

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San Francisco Urban Hike: Coit Tower, Lombard Street and North Beach
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Lovely Adventure

We walked down the steps after taking a bus to the Coit Tower. The views are awesome and we enjoyed peaking into cute backyards along the way. Only took about 10 minutes. You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Canton, CT
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Canton, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked down the steps after taking a bus to the Coit Tower. The views are awesome and we enjoyed peaking into cute backyards along the way. Only took about 10 minutes. You end up close to the embarcadaro.

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you start at the Embarcadero this is quite a climb. Probably a zilllion steps before you end up at Coit Tower only to have a few hundred more steps to reach the top of the Tower. Having said that, the steps take you throuhgh a very rustic and scenic part of San Francisco. If you have take a cab... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The fine folks of San Fran., their zen and rose gardens, the views, the work-out, the homeowner on the way up to Coit and its murals who gave us the unique history of the area...just another hidden gem not to miss.

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wlak it down from the Coit Tower, and enjoy the gardens and nice houses around. Arrive to Levi´s Plaza and then to the Embarcader area.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed walking up these steps to Coit Tower. Wouldn't recommend if you're not relatively fit. Would then choose to walk down instead. It is worth doing as the gardens and houses are lovely to see and the views at the top are a great reward.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you don't mind lots & lots of steps this is a great activity. It is free and worth the climb. You get lots of exercise and are rewarded with some of the most beautiful views in the city.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can take the 39 bus right to the parking lot at Coit Tower. Once you finish the tour you can walk down the steps back to the Embarcadero. The walk down is a lot easier than UP and the views are much better on the way down

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon these steps going to coit tower. Prepare for a hike going up them, as there are around 300ish steps. The gardens surrounding are very nice to look at.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going down it was a pleasure. Not sure I'd attempt the climb up, but there's gardens throughout that were pleasant to take in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This stair case is a great and scenic way to get to coit tower. They are rather steep, but a very direct and efficient way to get to the tower.

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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 neighborhood 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 neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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