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Based on the index of Stairway Walks of San Francisco by Mary Burk and Adah BakalinskyInstagram/Twitter: @urbanhikersf
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Alcatraz Island3Agave Trail.https://photos.app.goo.gl/L3tegd9rJpBfsBjr75 - The Scheherazade category. These stairways surprise the walker. Elegant or rustic, short or long, they exhibit variety, stir the imagination, and delight the senses.
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Alcatraz Island2Multiple stairways around the lighthouse and Administration Building.4 - Impressive qualities with minor shortcomings; one outstanding aspect or extremely attractive design.
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Alcatraz Island2Prisoner Garden/Recreation Yard3 - Little known but deserving of wider recognition because of the environs, human-made or natural. Neighborhood is generally very attractive.
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Alamo Square3Alamo Square. Fulton at Pierce, into square.https://photos.app.goo.gl/ceHtCe2pKJWgo8tWA2 - Intrinsic to neighborhood history and ambiance. Well trodden. Functional. In most cases, the architectural context rates considerably higher than the stairway itself, or the view may be worth the visit.
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Alamo Square3Alamo Square. Fulton at Steiner, into square.https://photos.app.goo.gl/y8AFqLgDw23Kza7N91 - It may be so boring that you'll fall asleep on the first landing.
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Alamo Square3Alamo Square. Grove at Scott, into square.https://photos.app.goo.gl/iQHdGme7H3EsvNiC7Black map marker - Need to verify existence or add to spreadsheet
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Alamo Square3Alamo Square. Grove at Steiner, into square.https://photos.app.goo.gl/tbjnLjdTE6Kn4ixA6Beige rows - These stairways are not listed in the index of Stairway Walks in San Francisco. I added them to this list myself!
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Alamo Square3Alamo Square. Hayes at Pierce, into square.https://photos.app.goo.gl/Taz2Nauwtyf5Ehxo9
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Alamo Square2Alamo Square. Hayes/Scott & Pierce. Divided street, four separate stairwayshttps://photos.app.goo.gl/9hFTAqKd53z5JHpo6
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Anza Vista4Lone Mtn., from No. 401 Parker to Beaumont to Stanyan to Rossi. Long narrow streets, church spires, views of Angel Island and west; nice series of Victorians on McAllister off Parker.https://photos.app.goo.gl/vvebp9tB2HmemNw88More info
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Anza Vista2Arbol Lane/Anza Vista & Turk. Good everyday route.https://photos.app.goo.gl/fZQNMne7F1edAuQB7Shortlink to this sheet: bit.ly/sfstairsheet
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Anza Vista2Arguello/Anza & Edward, into Rossi Recreation Center. Large granite planter bowls at entrance of two granite stairways.https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ax2WgQP5pHPr5Mwu7Shortlink to companion map: bit.ly/sfstairmap
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Anza Vista2Ewing at Nos.196-200 to Anza, near Collins. Ewing Court was a baseball field at one time. Clever.https://photos.app.goo.gl/uMLiq7QFQLSGmLQJ9Questions? Corrections? Edits? Anything else? Email info@urbanhikersf.com.
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Anza Vista2Sonora Lane/Terra Vista & O'Farrell at No. 90 Terra Vista.https://photos.app.goo.gl/xphTrK1TKjC6A1fz7Social media
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Anza Vista1O'Farrell & Lyon. Rounding a corner.https://photos.app.goo.gl/xphTrK1TKjC6A1fz7Follow me on social media:
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Balboa Park3Naglee/Alemany & Cayuga. Mosaic!https://photos.app.goo.gl/3QrxP2AninvpsqC98Twitter
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Balboa Park2Alemany, near Rousseau to Mission.https://photos.app.goo.gl/6efsZKZaQ1NbrCSH6
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Balboa Park2Balboa Park. San Jose, near Ocean, into park.https://photos.app.goo.gl/TThrTvpMokUb6Gox9Instragram (@urbanhikersf)
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Balboa Park2Geneva, near Ocean. Skyway to City College; stairways midspan to MUNI Metro.https://photos.app.goo.gl/a15EQextVCAD2gZf6Facebook
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Balboa Park2Cayuga Park Clubhouse.https://photos.app.goo.gl/ry3BKwMdZ8u7Ea3U7Buy my books:
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Balboa Park2Cayuga Park. Through sculptures and leading up to Alemany Boulevard.https://photos.app.goo.gl/DrkaWT5zUU267k817Urban Trails: San Francisco
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Balboa Park2Cayuga Park. Up to Playground.https://photos.app.goo.gl/2xeVkf2qjGSmx1NC7Urban Trails: East Bay
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Balboa Park2Oneida/Alemany & Cayuga.https://photos.app.goo.gl/QcZTxLunumyhrRY9AStay in touch
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Balboa Park1Cayuga Park. Behind playground.https://photos.app.goo.gl/XT5Pa3KowVUSPwTk7Join my email list—sign up at https://www.urbanhikersf.com
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Balboa Park1Naglee Avenue leading into Cayuga Park basketball courts.https://photos.app.goo.gl/Yf9EZPSHDkc2Sqwu9
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Balboa Park1Mission at Trumbull to Alemany.https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ec3vHouucvXFqeSS9
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Balboa Park1Restani Way & No. 718 Geneva.https://photos.app.goo.gl/iCEveuQiUXntWV7QA
Photo by Brett Lider
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BART and MUNI Metro Stations4Powell BART-Muni Metro Station at Halladie Plaza, east of Cyril Magnin. Two stairways.https://photos.app.goo.gl/sTtRn25gsuxQRp7C9
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BART and MUNI Metro Stations3Glen Park BART Station at Diamond/Bosworth & Monterey, down into station.
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BART and MUNI Metro Stations3Market. Church at Market, down into MUNI Metro Station. Both sides of Market.
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BART and MUNI Metro Stations3Mission. 16th St. BART Station at Mission, down into station.
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BART and MUNI Metro Stations3Mission. 24th St. BART Station at Mission, down into station.https://photos.app.goo.gl/8kyndE8na6AcdnBRA
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BART and MUNI Metro Stations3Montgomery BART-Muni Metro Station at Montgomery & Market, down into station
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BART and MUNI Metro Stations3Powell BART-Muni Metro Station at Halladie Plaza, west of Cyril Magnin.https://photos.app.goo.gl/na6S2WijQYvHTWcF7
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BART and MUNI Metro Stations2Balboa Park BART-Muni Metro Station at Geneva & San Jose, down into station
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BART and MUNI Metro Stations2Civic Center BART-MUNI Metro station. Multiple stairways.https://photos.app.goo.gl/1oNQFxkD9F5xHesF9
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BART and MUNI Metro Stations2Forest Hill MUNI Metro Station at Laguna Honda, near Dewey, inside station
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BART and MUNI Metro Stations2Glen Park BART Station at Monterey at Diamond.https://photos.app.goo.gl/7zKbM5e3mvsa5bZE7
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BART and MUNI Metro Stations2Monterey to San Jose. Down to San Jose Ave. J station.https://photos.app.goo.gl/SEBFwckqBgja1HeK7
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BART and MUNI Metro Stations2Montgomery BART-MUNI Metro station. Multiple stairways.https://photos.app.goo.gl/cXQG8Q7ocvFyGdzB7
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BART and MUNI Metro Stations2Market. Castro MUNI Metro Station at Castro & Market, down into station.
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BART and MUNI Metro Stations2Powell BART-Muni Metro 5 other entrances.
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BART and MUNI Metro Stations2Van Ness MUNI Metro Station at Van Ness & Market, down into station.
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BART and MUNI Metro Stations2West Portal MUNI Metro Station at West Portal & Ulloa.https://photos.app.goo.gl/ftRNM8gHVwTrpWU99
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BART and MUNI Metro Stations1Glen Park BART station. Two small stairways near bike share area.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/AoEZ9Wvb9cxwuivx7
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BART and MUNI Metro Stations1https://photos.app.goo.gl/bW6W9g55uZvSb8zAAhttps://photos.app.goo.gl/ZXqaqJRouK61DXwP8
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Bayview5Aurelious Walker Stairway/Flights of Fancy/Aurelious Walker & Innes. Mosaic!https://photos.app.goo.gl/bmUQJq3HAbYnzECr5
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Bayview5Quesada-Upper Quesada to Lower Quesada, near Newhall. Mosaic and nice mural at the bottom of the stairs.https://photos.app.goo.gl/KS91dZSY9u69mLtK7
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Bayview3Hilltop Park. LaSalle at Osceola, up to park.https://photos.app.goo.gl/ArcWqfrHPRojeHvC6
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Bayview3LaSalle-Upper LaSalle to Lindsay Circle.https://photos.app.goo.gl/g4u6hnHJLAXHvc2c8
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Bayview3Youngblood Coleman Recreation Center. Hudson Ave./Mendell & Keith. Stairways alongside concrete slide.https://photos.app.goo.gl/4zF3A7mUYXT7L2K97
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Bayview3Youngblood Coleman Recreation Center. Stairway through center of park and continuing down to Lane Street entrance.Center of park: https://photos.app.goo.gl/fLzNDWCGL1jPhqqf9
Lane Street entrance:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/cZn42cbpNB1YVUbPA
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Bayview2Adam Rogers Park. Down to playground.https://photos.app.goo.gl/7DiwUYGxVFjqwKQD8
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Bayview2Adam Rogers Park, leading to Garlington Ct.https://photos.app.goo.gl/Hr4zUKPGTbnS15br8
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Bayview2Bayview Park. Crumbling red stairway.https://photos.app.goo.gl/MJXEwBK1mrdcqRkq8
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Bayview2Hillview Court/Whitney Young Cir. & Cashmere St.https://photos.app.goo.gl/vX7Ayt8diSD87Gzx5
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Bayview2India Basin Shoreline Park. In Playground.https://photos.app.goo.gl/udomJUYw5pxkk2Sk9
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Bayview2Center of Adam Rogers Parkhttps://photos.app.goo.gl/3BBm6mzG9Epk2Yuv7
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Bayview2End of Oakdale Avenue into Adam Rogers Park.https://photos.app.goo.gl/bzzpNTEjNkfKE2mv9
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Bayview2End of Whitfield Court into Adam Rogers Park. Few stairways.https://photos.app.goo.gl/W2u1qWK6KiQvTRun7
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Bayview2Gilroy & Jamestown.
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Bayview2Gilman Playground from the intersection of Griffith & Ingerson.
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Bayview2Hawes & Innes.https://photos.app.goo.gl/bJhXJfQx9YrWQBQKA
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Bayview2Hilltop Park. Up to sundial.https://photos.app.goo.gl/gvtzcfdmoZNe3SLo7
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Bayview2Key at 3rd Street
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Bayview2Key at Jennings.
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Bayview2Lane to No.1501 Lower LaSalle.https://photos.app.goo.gl/wsVSHW98G7CCUE7c7
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Bayview2LaSalle to Hilltop Park/Osceola & Garlington Court.https://photos.app.goo.gl/HeJSQjQkGV9pEzyT6
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Bayview2LaSalle & Osceola to Health Center.
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Bayview2Quesada/Newhall & 3rd St. (Between Upper and Lower Quesada). Three stairways: two concrete stairways and one wood stairway.Concrete stairway example: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ztWkNeMtq87Mcehw5
Wood stairway: https://photos.app.goo.gl/VfKpBjomWuUJ2BhM7
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Bayview2Revere/Newhall & 3rd St. Sidewalk stairways on both sides of the street and stairways from the sidewalk to the street.Example stairway to street: https://photos.app.goo.gl/2zXnfLBEEFhw8XJy6

Top of street: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ugzQxsfNzNW7AF2H9
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Bayview2Thornton/3rd St. & Latona. Two stairways on either side of the street.https://photos.app.goo.gl/uM4LzgrReordojZf8
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Bayview2Youngblood Coleman Recreation Center. Main entrance on Hudson Ave./Mendell & Keith.https://photos.app.goo.gl/sB5Hums8s7Cb3C9V9
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Bayview1Adam Rogers Park. Up to basketball court.https://photos.app.goo.gl/MHi5t84nbjrRrw5i9
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Bayview3Promontory Park. Part of Hunters View housing development. Fairfax Ave./Keith St. & Acacia Ave. Multiple stairways around periphery of park.https://photos.app.goo.gl/UWVyXsW1otq5BcDU6
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Bayview1Youngblood Coleman Recreation Center. Few stairs by baseball fieldhttps://photos.app.goo.gl/UMaDdqMNNGQD63gV8
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Bayview1Youngblood Coleman Recreation Center. Few stairs down to tennis courts.https://photos.app.goo.gl/UKhuJwnhX3MARVtw8
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Bernal Heights5Esmeralda/Prospect & Winfieldhttps://photos.app.goo.gl/bomWt77rFaetZek87
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Bernal Heights5Joy/Holladay & Brewster.https://photos.app.goo.gl/T6NJJVrTWybHaFsZ6
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Bernal Heights5Mirabel at No. 11 to Precita.https://photos.app.goo.gl/eyt4BsJx48LPJJVS9
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Bernal Heights5Tompkins/Putnam & Nevada. Mosaic!https://photos.app.goo.gl/nE8zjw3BTgcZSb6S9
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Bernal Heights4Andover/Powhattan & Bernal Heights Park.https://photos.app.goo.gl/7yqhsrqTva9BS2aN7
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Bernal Heights4Brewster/Brewster at Costa & Upper Brewster & Rutledge.https://photos.app.goo.gl/u5X9kGfjyz6Emgeq5
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Bernal Heights4Eugenia/Prospect & Winfield.https://photos.app.goo.gl/rMRDuhefbYG7sfpp6
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Bernal Heights4Franconia/Franconia & Brewster Stairway through Miller Dogpatch Memorial Garden.https://photos.app.goo.gl/XsnkqwnqYP2zbSoXA
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Bernal Heights4Gates/Bernal Heights Blvd. & Powhattan.https://photos.app.goo.gl/bUYdzZbhVVKMUaUT6
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Bernal Heights4Holladay/Peralta & Bayshore.https://photos.app.goo.gl/skoDQFNrGffzw2MB9 (Closed right now.)
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Bernal Heights4Peralta/Samoset & Rutledge.https://photos.app.goo.gl/6gNicG7kKdygimjx6
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Bernal Heights4Rutledge/Holladay, Mullen, Brewster, & Wolf Lane Community Garden.https://photos.app.goo.gl/cRCZSGQbAmTPNyV66
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Bernal Heights4Bradford Stairway from end of Bradford to Jarboehttps://photos.app.goo.gl/JVpihvLKXvG4Qz2T6
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Bernal Heights3Banks/Chapman & Powhattan.https://photos.app.goo.gl/Yd3mYpVaz8azn7xWA
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Bernal Heights3Bernal Heights Park. Across street from 39 Ellsworth into park.https://photos.app.goo.gl/sea7sHfANAp4C9Ps9
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Bernal Heights2Bernal Heights Park. From paved path above Esmeralda up to trail and into park.https://photos.app.goo.gl/44iA5CimnfrshgTw9
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Bernal Heights3Bernal Heights Park. Intersection of Folsom St. & Bernal Heights Blvd.https://photos.app.goo.gl/c5gGdofxUThxSn1J6
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Bernal Heights3Bessie/Bessie & Mirabel at Shotwell.https://photos.app.goo.gl/r66QcRjrzqaAMNzv5
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Bernal Heights3Nevada/Powhattan & Chapman.https://photos.app.goo.gl/Tm55v8ScMtpEBVYY7