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Filbert Steps

Sansome St. & Filbert St., San Francisco, CA
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San Francisco Urban Hike: Coit Tower, Lombard Street and North Beach
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A 284 foot wooden-step walkway leading up to the top of Telegraph Hill.
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“coit tower” (164 reviews)
“wild parrots” (9 reviews)
Sansome St. & Filbert St., San Francisco, CA
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Reviewed yesterday

Start from the east side (embarcadero side) of Filbert to get the full effect. Beautiful gardens line the pathway all the way to Telegraph Hill Blvd. Take your time, enjoy the climb, very peaceful and serene part of San Francisco. And if can somehow watch...More

Thank Donald R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a must see but cute neighborhood to stroll around. It's good exercise;san francisco has huge hills, the steps are fun.

1  Thank Tl D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you locate the beginning of the filbert steps jus follow this nice little path and stairs as an alternate route to Coit tower. Do the Filbert Steps and skip Lombard street. You'll get at better and more unique experience. (And a better exercise). You'll...More

1  Thank BrianFalk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This should be a mandatory walk for all Bay Area Locals. Fun and fantastic is how I would describe the opportunity to experience some of the most lovely views in San Francisco. And exercise at the same time... now that's a fabulous option. Wear your...More

Thank Nancy E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a hard but fun time climbing these steps to get to Coit Tower! It was hiking in the middle of the city and I enjoyed seeing some private gardens and homes. How interesting to live there! Sadly, I did not spot any parrots...More

Thank katrinabrain
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

I started at Sansome Street, and I did it, two days after my 50th birthday. I made it to Coit Tower! And then, I walked down Telegraph Hill to North Beach. I'm proud of myself.

1  Thank Yolonda B
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

First, you can start at either the Coit Tower or from Sansome street. We ended up doing them both ways. Many people jog up and down the steps as part of their workout routine, we did them purely on a lark to see Coit Tower...More

1  Thank MarkHBDL
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This is a good way to get from the top of telegraph hill down to the bottom. However, be ware that you will have to walk all the way back up (a long way) if you leave your car at Coit Tower. It's best to...More

Thank BesttechComputing
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I heard about this from friends, and enjoyed climbing up the Filbert steps. There are lots of homes around the steps, with a great variety of landscaping. Once you get to the top, just a few more flights to Coit Tower. Worth a trip up...More

Thank zzzzdoc1
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This is a workout but I'm glad we did it. The views going up the steps are very nice. The gardens along the way are also very beautiful.

1  Thank PaulWilliams3rd
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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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|
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