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“telegraph hill”(53 reviews)
“coit tower”(203 reviews)
“great workout”(12 reviews)
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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 June 2014

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. If you find my review helpful please click 'yes'. Thanks

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 May 2018

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...More

6  Thank BagmanNZ
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All reviews telegraph hill coit tower great workout wild parrots sansome street catch your breath well worth the effort worth the climb take your time walk up views are spectacular great walk unique experience take pictures ferry building homes exercise
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Filbert steps are a great way to get up to Coit Tower and get panoramic views while walking through lovely backyards. This is a strenuous climb, so do this only if you walk or exercise regularly. Take a bottle of water, take your time...More

Thank Zzardvark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We incorporated these steps into our mega workout from Pier 33, having been to Alcatraz, off Filbert and Sansome Rd (near to Levi Plaza). We walked up so as to continue our climb up to Coit Tower. The steps lead up to very pretty houses...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great vistas of the surrounds are to be had while ascending this exhilarating stairway. With steps that are clean and well maintained, it was an enjoyable saunter.

Thank permia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had trouble finding the steps, not sure what side to go to find them and signs in the area non existent. We read there were birds in the gardens, but we didn't see any on our visit. Lovely views and worth paying to go...More

Thank kirstynz7
Reviewed 11 October 2018

easy to find with google maps, close to north beach and coit tower..great views, variety of homes..good break from more standard tourist spots..31 alta is the oldest house in sf

Thank georgia h
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Long visiting this "attraction". Well worth the time. I would start by taking an uber or taxi to the top of telegraph hill then walkign down the steps, which is an official "street". Views on the way down are amazing and so are the little...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Probably the most picturesque section of SF in my opinion. I dont know exactly how many steps to Coit Tower but its a lot and well worth it. You are walking through a neighborhood on a hill that it seems the residents only way of...More

Thank Annoush
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Steep steps up to a good view, passing pretty houses and gardens. Best to stop to admire gardens on the way to have a rest, but worth the effort.

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Reviewed 17 September 2018

On a clear day, which I was lucky enough to have, the views from the top make the steep climb very worth the effort. You get to see some very pretty houses on the way up as well as you stop to catch your breath!

Thank SafariTJ
Reviewed 14 September 2018

The steps are interesting due to the nice view from the steps and the gardens that have been planted underneath. It has taken a lot of work to establish the gardens and they are now valued and cared for. Its interesting due to its urban...More

Thank David R
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Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but
can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s
version of Wall Street. The rush of business people
make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of
life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the
narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of
historic and contemporary architecture, including the
iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours,
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10 April 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
7 January 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.
25 October 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