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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.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“telegraph hill” (51 reviews)
“coit tower” (173 reviews)
“great workout” (11 reviews)
Sansome St. & Filbert St., San Francisco, CA
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After indulging in pizza at Washington Square, we tackled the Filbert Steps to get to Russian Hill. It's certainly a workout but worth it with the views of the city, quiet neighborhood, and cars parked parallel on an extremely steep street. If you like a...More

Thank Kroneo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We descended the hill from Coit Tower on these steps, passing some beautiful houses on the way down. They are very steep but afforded lovely views on the way down

Thank Alcina_9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little hard to find, but well worth the hunt. The steps are steep, old and sometimes slippery, but a view pops out at every turn.

Thank TinandChuck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hiked up the Filbert steps to the base of Coit Tower. Best scenery was looking up to the tower. Houses lining the street weren't remarkable.

Thank Supi21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No need to go to the gym on the day you ascend the Filbert Steps up Telegragh Hill. Take your time and enjoy the views and peek into the gardens and houses of the uber wealthy that line this free public route to Coit Tower....More

Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Surrounded by beautiful mansions this is a great place to come and get your heartrate going...... Come on a sunny day for lovely views of the bay..... Get your free exercise by going up and down the stairs.... One of the few free things still...More

Thank José P
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We used the steps to down from the Coit tower. Certainly easier down than up. Gets you down the bottom quickly but they are quite steep.

Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 7 October 2017

The steps offer a fantastic little stroll through the back gardens of peoples houses. There are a lot of steps so I wouldn't recommend going up! but going down is great and you overlook the bay as you descend. If you are planning to come...More

Thank MattRichardson22
Reviewed 6 October 2017

but great for those of us who want to eat more in SF! great workout and fun to boot. dont miss this unique opportunity

Thank dpb808
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I've done it both ways. The Filbert steps seem safer on the way down. Less steep. The Greenwich steps are more scenic. Be sure to take the little side detours to lovely gardens. And watch for the parrots but dont get too close if you...More

Thank OOBonomist
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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9 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
6 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.
24 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