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Filbert Steps

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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“telegraph hill” (53 reviews)
“coit tower” (182 reviews)
“great workout” (11 reviews)
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Sansome St. & Filbert St., San Francisco, CA
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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"telegraph hill"
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"coit tower"
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"great workout"
in 11 reviews
"wild parrots"
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"sansome street"
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"wooden steps"
in 7 reviews
"catch your breath"
in 5 reviews
"take your time"
in 13 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 7 reviews
"both sides"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful walk"
in 4 reviews
"views are spectacular"
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"unique experience"
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"take pictures"
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"bay bridge"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It will be easier to take a bus to the top and then walk down rather than walking UP! Take it slow. Bring a bottle of water. Do NOT carry heavy packages. Slow..styop and enjoy the view all the way up (or down) and at...More

Thank Ron S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank BagmanNZ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So nice to see the view from there. Cute houses on the way. A lot of steps though, so make sure to put good shoes on.

Thank Catharina29
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a visit to the Coit tower it is easy to go down the Filbert Steps. Such wonderful, partly hanging gardens are hidden here. Gardeners at work under no so easy circumstances. Must be nice to live here.

Thank Alexander102013
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you look up from the bottom it is a bit deceiving because you actually only see a small portion of the steps though looking up you realize the Coit Tower is well above the area you can see. Well, 366 steps later and a...More

1  Thank Raymond G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The private gardens were in bloom in April, so beautiful. It is a lot of steps, but if you can handle it, it is worth it. Start at Levi's headquarters to go up, then Greenwich steps down.

Thank jmbiel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a unique "street"- we explored Filbert Street stairs after visiting the Coit Tower. Thankful for the bus ride up because we were able to walk downhill the whole way. What an interesting place to live.. the gardens were incredible. Worth the strenuous effort!

Thank johnthedentist64
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

This is the proper way to get to Coit Tower. Walk up the steps. You get good views but also get to see the beautiful gardens. The steps are wooden but not steep or slippery. When we reached the top, we took the bus back...More

Thank TopTips-007
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

The Filbert Steps are much prettier than the Greenwich Steps so I’d recommend doing Filbert both up to the Coit Tower and back down again. The steps are an easy climb with lots of breaks to stop and look at the views.

Thank AggieProf
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

We were surprised to see such lush, almost tropical, gardens in San Francisco! We caught a glimpse of some parrots, too.

Thank JWA1621
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779netad
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
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Oldmommy65
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.
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rosbeli
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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
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