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    Filbert Steps to Telegraph Hill Hike

    Difficulty
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    Easy
    Duration
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    0.5h
    Distance
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    0.8 km
    Elevation
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    80 m
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    The Filbert Steps to Telegraph Hill Hike is an amazing urban adventure that boasts wonderful views of the Bay Area from atop Telegraph Hill. Meander up the vertiginous staircase through a neighborhood bound by lush gardens and charming houses.

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    Route Description for Filbert Steps to Telegraph Hill Hike

    Hike up a quintessential steep San Francisco Street along the Filbert Steps to Telegraph Hill Hike. This wonderful adventure attracts plenty of eager explorers seeking expansive views of the Bay Area. Note this route demands the navigation of several steps, so come prepared to do some climbing. This leg-burning adventure will reward you for your efforts, do not worry! Insider’s hint—head out in the early morning for a more tranquil experience.

    Setting out from the trailhead, the Filbert Steps to Telegraph Hill Hike begins to climb up the famous steps. Enjoy the enchanting ambiance as you ascend through the neighborhood amongst lush gardens. Take your time as you climb, and don’t forget to look back and take in the vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge. After ascending the steps, cross over Telegraph Hill Boulevard and wander the path around the west side of Colt Tower. Loop around the statue of Christopher Columbus, marveling in the panoramas of the Bay before beginning your descent.

    From here, take the easternmost path to the south of Julius’ Castle and onto Montgomery Street. At this point, you will connect with the Greenwich Stairs, which will lead you down to Sansome Street. Turn right here and walk south back to the parking lot.

    Getting to the Filbert Steps to Telegraph Hill Hike Trailhead

    The Filbert Steps to Telegraph Hill Hike departs from the trailhead off Filbert Street.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      Year-round

    • Pets allowed

      No

    • Family friendly

      Yes

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      High

    • Route Type

      Circuit

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