Lyon Street Steps
Lyon Street Steps
4.5
About
Give yourself a cardiovascular workout on these steps, after which you'll be rewarded with a panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.

Top ways to experience Lyon Street Steps and nearby attractions

Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
74 reviews
Excellent
55
Very good
17
Average
1
Poor
1
Terrible
0

guennie3
Cambridge, UK245 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
A hidden gem in San Francisco. Did this as part of a day walking round SF. It is a place the locals go to work out. Steep steps but what a view and surrounded by beautiful houses and gardens. Worth doing but you need to be fit.
Written November 30, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

traveler1327
Raleigh-Durham22 contributions
Dec 2015 • Family
This is a fun set of stairs to climb. You will get views of the bay, see an SF heart, and at the top is billionaire's row. Depending on when you go you will see exercise classes going on or just folks taking pictures because the views are awesome. Right near the Presidio and near the Palace of Fine Arts. If you like looking at expensive homes this is a good place to do that.
Written August 11, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MMM_and_MPM
Bettendorf, IA2,511 contributions
Dec 2014 • Friends
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 moving aside frequently for the fitness obsessed. The steps are steep, they are scenic, and worth doing.
Written December 29, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Codatrek
Malibu, CA137 contributions
Oct 2014 • Business
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!
Written October 18, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

misopiso88
Seattle, WA27,582 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
We were spending the day walking around San Francisco and ended up at the top of The Lyon Street Steps....all I can say is WOW! Pictures do not do the view justice. It is a MUST DO!
Written March 31, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Roger
San Francisco, CA33 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
Lyon Street Steps is my favorite spot in Pacific Heights. After living in the neighborhood for more than 25 years and countless walks to the steps, its magic on me has not waned. You will not see Golden Gate bridge from here but the view of the Palace of Fine Arts and Alcatraz is unparalleled. There is a continuation on Vallejo but the steps are narrower, steeper and a lot less celebrated except by fitness enthusiasts. Many Bay Area residents bring their guests here and you can see some tourists on their own. But mostly, joggers run up and down the steps early morning and late afternoon. The best time to visit is when the cherry trees that line up the steps blossom. With climate change, it is hard to predict exactly when they would bloom. It could be late February or anytime in March, and it lasts for only a few days. A lot of people are surprised that there is a mansion adjacent the steps. The current owner is Senator Feinstein. Other notables on this block called Gold Coast or billionaires row is the yellow mansion of the Getty's where President Obama used to visit, and Oracle's Larry Ellison's modern big house. If you feel like communing with nature, the east gate of Presidio is just here. This location has everything. What more could you ask for?
Written February 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

JeriLG
Santa Cruz, CA1,478 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
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 well as the beautiful dome of the Palace of Fine Arts!
Written April 1, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

LindaRoo
Torrance, CA439 contributions
Sep 2013 • Friends
Many people seem to run up and down these steps for exercise. I'm not that energetic. I came for the stunning view and walked down the steps. At the bottom of the flight is a heart shaped sculpture that is beautiful. A walk down the steps, along Lyon Street, around the Palace of Fine Arts, will lead you to the water and Marina Green.
Written October 8, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

pq1
689 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Lyom Street steps are easy to fine. Amazing views of the bay. Windy though! Don't let tge sun fool you. Uber was tricky to get on way out. Had to walk toward main street.
Written March 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Amy B
Orlando, FL29 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
We accidentally stumbled on this spot and are so happy we did!! The bay and Palace of the Fine Arts in the distance are breathtaking!
Written October 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 59
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Lyon Street Steps - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Lyon Street Steps



Lyon Street Steps Information

Excellent Reviews

54

Very Good Reviews

17

Lyon Street Steps Photos

81