Filbert Steps

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A 284 foot wooden-step walkway leading up to the top of Telegraph Hill.
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Neighborhood: Downtown San Francisco
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  • Montgomery St • 2 min walk
  • Montgomery St • 2 min walk
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JoleneZ
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia196 contributions
Family
We had a remaining afternoon to explore San Francisco and on a whim, decided to climb the stairs to reach Coit Tower. Simply loved the unplanned adventure.

Loved it that it’s not run-of-the-mill type of tourist things to do. Loved the abundance of flora as we walked up the steps. Loved to imagine the folks living in the cottages by the steps. Loved the idea that someone (a lady by the name of Grace Marchant) loved San Francisco so much that she dedicated her energy to creating these steps. Loved the views of the bay from various levels.

It was a challenge physically for some of us, but as there was no hurry, we could take the time to rest between levels, enjoy and reflect.

From Coit Tower, we walked down Telegraph Hill, passed Lombard Street (we could see the crookedest stretch from afar), caught the cable car at Columbus (Little Italy) to bring us back to Union Square.
Written August 16, 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,471 contributions
Whenever we have visitors from out-of-town, we take them here on our city tour, including Chinatown and Coit Tower. The slow walk down the steps is a revelation of the cute houses plus the great views of the Bay. Imagine living here!
Written October 16, 2021
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Haley D
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Couples
Amazing experience! I loved watching the wild parrots fly overhead. We also saw a bunch of plants of all kinds, if you’re a nature lover you’d love this little oasis in the middle of the city! We went down the steps from coit tower, I’d definitely recommend walking down them rather than up lol. There are a bunch of stairs!
Written March 21, 2021
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ashie b
Richmond, VA391 contributions
I could definitely see where the greenery and full bloom would make this long staircase almost heavenly, but that was sadly not the case when we went. The gardens definitely needed some tender love and care and it looked like some people were working on it as we walked through. Still nice to walk down all those stairs from Coit tower, but I'd love to come back when the gardens are more lush.
Written August 16, 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,471 contributions
This is one of my favorite features of San Francisco and I bring friends here. Start at the top by Coit Tower and walk down admiring the splendid views of the Bay and the great quirky architecture. You might see a parrot or two. You end up at the lovely Levi Plaza which is a nice green space amidst the office buildings.
Written February 17, 2020
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Marc W
Bloomington, MN223 contributions
Couples
We were walking along the waterfront and wanted to visit Coit Tower. We had heard about the steps and thought we would take them up. With the help of directions from our phone we were able to find the stairs a couple of blocks away from the Embracodero (?). It was a very neat experience climbing winding stairs up through lush shady gardens, almost feeling as if we were walking through peoples back yards. Interesting plants and sculptures at every turn. About 2/3 of the way up you come to a street that gives you views out to the bay…a beautiful spot to catch your breath. A few more flights and you are at the base of the tower.
Written June 28, 2021
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kdelossantos02
Emeryville, CA20 contributions
I love starting at the veeery bottom of the steps (Sansome) and walking allll the way to the tower and back down again. It's a fantastic workout. It takes me about 10 minutes and that'll earn me the whole rest of the day off.
Written August 10, 2021
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brianmoran42
New York City, NY80 contributions
This is definitely a uniquely SF experience. I climbed the stairs with my wife - even took up some grocery bags for a local resident. When I made it to the top, I was pretty sure my lungs were in complete shutdown mode. That said, I would definitely do it again.
Written January 16, 2021
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vaso99
Wollaston, UK453 contributions
Couples
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.

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Written June 18, 2014
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BagmanNZ
Wellington, New Zealand974 contributions
Solo
There are some wonderful views as you make your way up or down these stairs - but there's a lot of them. A lot. I'm not the most fit person around. Reality is, I'm a lazy fat b*st*rd, so this was hard. If you're not in my category of health I suspect you'll love this walk.
Written May 12, 2018
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