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A 284 foot wooden-step walkway leading up to the top of Telegraph Hill.
Sansome St. & Filbert St., San Francisco, CA
Financial District
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All reviews telegraph hill coit tower great workout wild parrots sansome street catch your breath pretty houses take your time well worth the effort worth the climb walk up great walk views are spectacular unique experience ferry building homes levi
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Reviewed July 16, 2018

Parrots galore. Must be in shape to walk up. Once up, you are at Coit Tower. But the neat thing of this hike is that you see the little houses and their gardens

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Claire B
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Great views, cool seeing the parrots. Lovely gardens. Just super fun and relaxing to get away from all the crowds by the piers.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank trekker1011
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Although we didn't see the parrots when we went, it was a great walk and the views were super. It was a little confusing which steps were the Filberts, but when you're facing the front, go to the left behind and you'll see them.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lin L
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Yes these steps are decent, but there are so many better stairs hidden across SF - just good and you will see. I personally love the Lyon Street stairs as you have a view of the Golden Gate the whole time and you are encircled...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ry9979
Reviewed July 6, 2018

After lunching at Pier 23 Cafe we hiked the hill to Coit Tower through peoples backyards and gardens, wondering how they could possibly live on this steep hillside. The kids left us in the dust and we finally reached the top of the 300 foot...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 5inavan
Reviewed July 2, 2018

I took the Filbert Steps up to Coit Tower. It was worth the steep climb for the views at the top, but it is a long way up!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lirwin13
Reviewed June 27, 2018

If you are into stair workouts this is for you. A lot of stairs but some beautiful gardens and quaint houses. If coming from the bottom, I think the entry is more obvious at the end of a dead-end alley/street. Coming from Coit tower, you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank bigredwombat
Reviewed June 24, 2018

A walk down the Filbert Steps is the perfect and non-strenuous way to end a visit to the Coit Tower. Check out the postage stamp gardens and the feline residents on your way down to Levi's Plaza, then take the trolley along the Embarcadero in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Hectorette
Reviewed June 21, 2018

We walked down the steps after visiting the Coit Tower - and were thoroughly thankful that we didn’t attempt to climb up that way! I think the local residents must be in fabulous health, to live on what is basically a cliff face! There are...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Worldtosee2018
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

If you want the easier way, take Uber up to Coit then walk down the steps. We walked up them and needed the exercise after all of the good food we had been eating! The views are beautiful all the way up. It’s also worth...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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April 9, 2017|
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Response from labonvoyer | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what the address is but if you go to Coit Tower, both sets of stairs are on the street just below I believe. Since that is well known it will be easy to find and then you can ask someone if needed. Also if you are... More
January 6, 2017|
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Response from Mike B | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant changed hands (don't know when) and became the Dalla Torre. The Dalla Torre closed in 2006 and the site was converted to a private residence.
October 24, 2016|
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Response from JeriLG | Reviewed this property |
600 but they are broken into three sections. It is easy to stop on the way and catch your breath if you need to. On the other side there is also Jack Early Park. It has a great vista with both bridges within one view... More