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San Francisco Stairs

An inventory of San Francisco outdoor public stairways described in the book "Stairway Walks in San Francisco" by Adah Bakalinsky with additional information provided by Charles Brock (copyright owner of the book's "List of Stairways") and Tony Holiday with each stairway having 100 or more stairs. Go to publicstairs.com for more info and stair maps for other cities.
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Lower Greenwich Stairway
Lower Greenwich Stairway: 210 stairs
Lower end: Sansome St
Upper end: Montgomery St
Type: metal (lower), concrete (upper)
Parking: Coit Tower
Note: Stair info and photo provided by Woody Harris of Edmonds, WA; additional info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.24.
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Filbert East Stairway
Filbert East Stairway: 383 stairs
Lower end: Sansome St
Upper end: Telegraph Hill Blvd
Type: concrete/wood
Parking: Coit Tower
Note: Stair info and photos provided by Woody Harris of Edmonds, WA; additional info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., pp.14-16.
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Filbert West South Sidewalk Stairway
Filbert West South Sidewalk Stairway: 143 stairs
Lower end: Grant Ave
Upper end: Telegraph Hill Blvd
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Filbert
Note: Stair info and photos provided by Woody Harris of Edmonds, WA; additional info from Charles Brock.
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Vallejo Stairway
Vallejo Stairway: 270 stairs
Lower end: Mason St
Upper end: Florence St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Taylor
Note: Stair info and photos provided by Woody Harris of Edmonds, WA; additional info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.44.
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Lyon Stairway
Lyon Stairway: 290 stairs
Lower end: Green St
Upper end: Broadway St
Parking: The Presido
Type: concrete
Note: Stair info and photos provided by Woody Harris of Edmonds, WA; additional info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.77.
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Upper Greenwich Stairway
Upper Greenwich Stairway: 178 stairs
Lower end: Montgomery St
Upper end: Telegraph Hill Blvd
Type: brick
Parking: Coit Tower
Note: Info and photo provided by Woody Harris; additional info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.24.
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Filbert West North Sidewalk Stairway
Filbert West North Sidewalk Stairway: 104 stairs
Lower end: Varennes St
Upper end: Kearney St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Filbert
Note: Info from Charles Brock
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Coso Sidewalk Stairway
Coso Sidewalk Stairway: 119 stairs
Lower end: Prospect St
Upper end: Winfield St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Coso
Note: Info from Charles Brock.
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Esmeralda West Stairway
Esmeralda West Stairway: 120 stairs
Lower end: Elsie St
Upper end: Bernal Heights Blvd
Parking: Bernal Heights Park
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.185.
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Esmeralda East Stairway
Esmeralda East Stairway: 105 stairs
Lower end: Brewster St/Esmeralda Ave/Franconia St
Upper end: Franconia St
Type: unknown
Parking: limited parking on Brewster
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.177.
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Franconia Stairway
Franconia Stairway: 118 stairs
Lower end: Mullen Ave
Upper end: Rutledge St
Type: unknown
Parking: limited parking on Montcalm
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.176.
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Holladay Stairway
Holladay Stairway: 150 stairs
Lower end: Bayshore Rd
Upper end: Peralta Ave
Type: unknown
Parking: limited parking on Peralta
Note: Info from Charles Brock.
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Joy Stairway
Joy Stairway: 150 stairs
Lower end: Holladay Ave
Upper end: Brewster St
Type: unknown
Parking: limited parking on Brewster
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.178.
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Rutledge Stairway
Rutledge Stairway: 171 stairs
Lower end: Holladay Ave
Upper end: Mullen Ave
Type: unknown
Parking: limited parking on Holladay
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.179.
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Corona Heights Park Stairway
Corona Heights Park Stairway: 140 stairs
Lower end: east side of park
Upper end: summit
Type: wood and earth
Parking: Corona Heights Park
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.149.
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Coralino Stairway
Coralino Stairway: 129 stairs
Lower end: Amber Dr
Upper end: Cameo Way
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Amber
Note: Info from Charles Brock.
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Onique Stairway
Onique Stairway: 346 stairs
Lower end: Berkeley Way (lower)
Upper end: Topaz Way
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Diamond Heights Blvd
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.192.
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22nd Street West Stairway
22nd Street West Stairway: 102 stairs
Lower end: Diamond St
Upper end: Collingwood St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Diamond
Note: Info from Charles Brock.
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Lower Montalvo Stairway
Lower Montalvo Stairway: 201 stairs
Lower end: Castenada Ave
Upper end: 9th Ave (lower)
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Castenada
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.129.
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Upper Montalvo Stairway
Upper Montalvo Stairway: 101 stairs
Lower end: 9th Ave (upper)
Upper end: Mendosa Ave
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Mendosa
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.128.
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Pacheco Stairway
Pacheco Stairway: 135 stairs
Lower end: Magellan Ave (south side)
Upper end: Castenada Ave (north side)
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Magellan
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., pp.124 & 129.
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Ashwood Lane Stairway
Ashwood Lane Stairway: 109 stairs
Lower end: Clarendon Ave
Upper end: Warren Dr
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Clarendon
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.131.
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Blairwood Lane Stairway
Blairwood Lane Stairway: 221 stairs
Lower end: Warren Dr
Upper end: Crestmont Dr
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Warren
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., pp.131,132, & 135; stair recount by Tony Holiday.
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Glenhaven Lane Stairway
Glenhaven Lane Stairway: 167 stairs
Lower end: Oak Park Dr
Upper end: Christopher Dr
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Oak Park
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.135.
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Oakhurst Lane Stairway
Oakhurst Lane Stairway: 255 stairs
Lower end: Warren Dr
Upper end: Crestmont Dr
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Warren
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.133.
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Aerial Way West Stairway
Aerial Way West Stairway: 205 stairs
Lower end: Pacheco St
Upper end: Funston Ave
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on 14th Ave
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.101.
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Aerial Way East Stairway
Aerial Way East Stairway: 117 stairs
Lower end: Ortega St (upper)
Upper end: Pacheco St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Ortega
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.98.
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Cascade Walk Stairway
Cascade Walk Stairway: 131 stairs
Lower end: Ortega St (upper)
Upper end: Pacheco St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Ortega
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.100.
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15th Avenue Stairway
15th Avenue Stairway: 193 stairs
Lower end: Kirkham St
Upper end: Lawton St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Kirkham
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.98.
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Grand View Park Stairway
Grand View Park Stairway: 144 stairs
Lower end: Noriega St (upper)
Upper end: Grand View Park summit
Type: unknown
Parking: limited parking on Noriega
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.101.
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Mandalay Lane Stairway
Mandalay Lane Stairway: 165 stairs
Lower end: 15th Ave
Upper end: 14th Ave
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on 15th
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.98.
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Moraga West Stairway
Moraga West Stairway: 163 stairs
Lower end: 16th Ave
Upper end: 15th Ave
Type: tiles
Parking: limited parking on 16th
Note: This is the mosaic tile stairway pictured on the cover the 6th edition of "Stairway Walks in San Francisco" by Adah Bakalinsky; info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., pp.97 & 100.
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Morage East Stairway
Morage East Stairway: 131 stairs
Lower end: 14th Ave (lower)
Upper end: Grand View Park summit
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on 14th
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.98.
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Mount Lane Stairway
Mount Lane Stairway: 161 stairs
Lower end: 15th Ave
Upper end: 14th Ave
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on 15th
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.101.
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Ortega Way Stairway
Ortega Way Stairway: 148 stairs
Lower end: 15th Ave
Upper end: 14th Ave
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on 15th
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.98.
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Quintara Stairway
Quintara Stairway: 136 stairs
Lower end: 15th Ave
Upper end: 14th Ave
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on 15th
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.98.
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Selma Way Stairway
Selma Way Stairway: 153 stairs
Lower end: Noriega St (upper)
Upper end: Ortega St (lower)
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Noriega
Note: Info from Charles Brock.
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16th Avenue Stairway
16th Avenue Stairway: 148 stairs
Lower end: Kirkham St
Upper end: Lawton St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Kirkham
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.98.
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Mile Rock Stairway
Mile Rock Stairway: 258 stairs
Lower end: Mile Rock Beach
Upper end: Coastal Trail
Type: wood and earth
Parking: Palace of the Legion of Honor
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.91.
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Taylor Sidewalk Stairway
Taylor Sidewalk Stairway: 192 stairs
Lower end: Pine St
Upper end: California St
Type: concrete
Parking: very limited parking on Taylor
Note: Info from Charles Brock.
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Elizabeth North Sidewalk Stairway
Elizabeth North Sidewalk Stairway: 288 stairs
Lower end: Hoffman Ave
Upper end: Grand View Ave
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Elizabeth
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.155.
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Elizabeth South Sidewalk Stairway
Elizabeth South Sidewalk Stairway: 240 stairs
Lower end: Hoffman Ave
Upper end: Grand View Ave
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Elizabeth
Note: Info from Charles Brock.
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Alta Plaza Stairway
Alta Plaza Stairway: 100 stairs
Lower end: Clay St
Upper end: Alta Plaza
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Clay
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.70.
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Baker West Sidewalk Stairway
Baker West Sidewalk Stairway: 256 stairs
Lower end: Green St
Upper end: Broadway St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Green
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.66.
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Baker East Sidewalk Stairway
Baker East Sidewalk Stairway: 372 stairs
Lower end: Green St
Upper end: Broadway St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Green
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.66.
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Fillmore East Sidewalk Stairway
Fillmore East Sidewalk Stairway: 198 stairs
Lower end: Green St
Upper end: Vallejo St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Green
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.67.
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Webster Sidewalk Stairway
Webster Sidewalk Stairway: 149 stairs
Lower end: Vallejo St
Upper end: Broadway St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Vallejo
Note: Info from Charles Brock.
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Farnsworth Stairway
Farnsworth Stairway: 149 stairs
Lower end: Willard St
Upper end: Edgewood Ave
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Willard
Note: Info from Charles Brock.
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Dwight Stairway
Dwight Stairway: 137 stairs
Lower end: Hamilton St
Upper end: Philip and Sala Burton High School athletic fields
Type: concrete
Parking: high school parking lot
Note: Info from Charles Brock.
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24th Street North Sidewalk Stairway
24th Street North Sidewalk Stairway: 114 stairs
Lower end: Rhode Island St
Upper end: De Haro St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Rhode Island
Note: Info from Charles Brock.
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24th Street South Sidewalk Stairway
24th Street South Sidewalk Stairway: 132 stairs
Lower end: Rhode Island St
Upper end: De Haro St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Rhode Island
Note: Info from Charles Brock
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22nd Street East Stairway
22nd Street East Stairway: 147 stairs
Lower end: Arkansas St
Upper end: Wisconsin St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Arkansas
Note: Info from Charles Brock.
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Baker Beach Stairway
Baker Beach Stairway: 153 stairs
Lower end: Baker Beach
Upper end: Lincoln Blvd
Type: wood and earth
Parking: along Lincoln Blvd
Note: Info from Charles Brock.
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Balboa Stairway
Balboa Stairway: 118 stairs
Lower end: Balboa St
Upper end: 48th Ave via trail
Type: wood and earth
Parking: limited parking on Balboa
Note: Info from Charles Brock.
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Broadway North Sidewalk Stairway
Broadway North Sidewalk Stairway: 165 stairs
Lower end: Taylor St
Upper end: Florence St
Type: concrete
Parking: very limited parking on Taylor
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.40.
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Broadway South Sidewalk Stairway
Broadway South Sidewalk Stairway: 168 stairs
Lower end: Taylor St
Upper end: Florence St
Type: concrete
Parking: very limited parking on Taylor
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.40.
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Chestnut Stairway
Chestnut Stairway: 116 stairs
Lower end: Culebra Terrace
Upper end: Larkin St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Larkin
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.50.
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Filbert Far West North Sidewalk Stairway
Filbert Far West North Sidewalk Stairway: 125 stairs
Lower end: Leavenworth St
Upper end: Hyde St
Type: concrete
Parking: Limited parking on Leavenworth
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.41.
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Filbert Far West South Sidewalk Stairway
Filbert Far West South Sidewalk Stairway: 117 stairs
Lower end: Leavenworth St
Upper end: Hyde St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Leavenworth
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.41.
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Green Stairway
Green Stairway: 127 stairs
Lower end: Taylor St
Upper end: Jones St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Taylor
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.40.
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Greenwich West Stairway
Greenwich West Stairway: 113 stairs
Lower end: Larkin St
Upper end: Hyde St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Larkin
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.51.
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Jones East Sidewalk Stairway
Jones East Sidewalk Stairway: 368 stairs
Lower end: Filbert St
Upper end: Green St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Filbert
Note: Info from Charles Brock.
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Lombard North Stairway
Lombard North Stairway: 249 stairs
Lower end: Leavenworth St
Upper end: Hyde St
Type: concrete
Parking: good luck
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.55.
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Lombard South Stairway
Lombard South Stairway: 245 stairs
Lower end: Leavenworth St
Upper end: Hyde St
Type: concrete
Parking: good luck
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.55.
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Coastal Trail East Stairway
Coastal Trail East Stairway: 132 stairs
Lower end: Long Ave
Upper end: Battery East Rd
Type: wood and earth
Parking: Fort Point
Note: Info from Charles Brock.
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China Beach Stairway
China Beach Stairway: 105 stairs
Lower end: China Beach
Upper end: China Beach Rd
Type: wood and earth
Parking: Sea Cliff Ave parking lot
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.95.
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Detroit Stairway
Detroit Stairway: 185 stairs
Lower end: Heast Ave
Upper end: Joost Ave
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Monterey
Note: Info from Charles Brock.
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Pemberton Place Stairway
Pemberton Place Stairway: 211 stairs
Lower end: Clayton St
Upper end: Crown Terrace
Type: brick
Parking: limited parking on Clayton
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., pp.139-140.
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South Twin Peak South Stairway
South Twin Peak South Stairway: 143 stairs
Lower end: Twin Peaks Blvd
Upper end: South Twin Peak summit
Type: wood and earth
Parking: Christmas Tree Point Rd parking lot
Note: Info from Charles Brock.
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South Twin Peak North Stairway
South Twin Peak North Stairway: 125 stairs
Lower end: Twin Peaks Blvd
Upper end: South Twin Peak summit
Type: wood and earth
Parking: Christmas Tree Point Rd parking lot
Note: Info from Charles Brock.
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North Twin Peak South Stairway
North Twin Peak South Stairway: 120 stairs
Lower end: Twin Peaks Blvd
Upper end: North Twin Peak summit
Type: wood and earth
Parking: Christmas Tree Point Rd parking lot
Note: Info from Charles Brock.
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Saturn Stairway
Saturn Stairway: 118 stairs
Lower end: Ord St
Upper end: end of Saturn St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Ord
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., pp.143-144.
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Vulcan Stairway
Vulcan Stairway: 219 stairs
Lower end: Ord St
Upper end: Levant St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Ord
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.144.
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Harry Stairway
Harry Stairway: 236 stairs
Lower end: Laidley St
Upper end: Beacon St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Laidley
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., pp.187-188.
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Kearny West Sidewalk Stairway
Kearny West Sidewalk Stairway: 149 stairs
Lower end: Broadway St
Upper end: Vallejo St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Broadway
Note: Info from Charles Brock.
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Kearny East Sidewalk Stairway
Kearny East Sidewalk Stairway: 142 stairs
Lower end: Broadway St
Upper end: Vallejo St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Broadway
Note: Info from Charles Brock.
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Coastal Trail West Stairway
Coastal Trail West Stairway: 124 stairs
Lower end: Lands End Trail
Upper end: top of bluff
Type: wood and earth
Parking: Palace of the Legion of Honor
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.91.
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Peralta Stairway
Peralta Stairway: 101 stairs
Lower end: Montcalm St
Upper end: Samoset St
Type: unknown
Parking: limited parking on Montcalm
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.180.
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Greenwich-Coit Tower Stairway
Greenwich-Coit Tower Stairway: 167 stairs
Lower end: Child St
Upper end: Coit Tower
Type: concrete/stone
Parking: Coit Tower parking lot
Note: Info from Charles Brock; "Stairway Walks in San Francisco", 6th ed., p.22.