Bunker Hill Steps

MODERATE 5 reviews

Bunker Hill Steps is a 0.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Los Angeles, CA that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking and is accessible year-round.

0.1 miles 22 feet Out & Back

kid friendly



The Bunker Hill Steps linking Hope Street to Fifth Street is Los Angeles' architectural translation of Rome's Spanish Steps and, indeed, are often referred to as the "Spanish Steps." Designed by Lawrence Halprin, Threading a peaceful path through Downtown's urban towers, a fountain stream spills down the center of this monumental staircase designed by Lawrence Halprin. Its quiet beauty is reminiscent of Rome's Spanish Steps (albeit more narrow). The stream originates at the top of the stairs where Robert Graham's nude female sculpture Source Figure stands atop a cylindrical base. The figure's hands are open, as if to offer water to the city.

1 month ago

Great weather! Great place!

3 months ago

Walked the steps 3 times. Nice walk to get the blood pumping.

5 months ago


11 months ago

Too bad they ripped out the water feature for some lame modern atrocity, should have left it alonge

3 years ago

Completed in 1987 with architects Pei Cobb Freed Partners and developer Robert Maguire, this grand stairway and water garden was designed by Halprin to link downtown Los Angeles to the newly developed Bunker Hill section of the city. Postmodern in style and reminiscent of Romes Spanish Steps, the steps are choreographed as an urban experience similar to a city street, complete with terraced landings, retail shops, and outdoor cafes with a range of activities for relaxing, dining, or shopping. The terraces can be accessed by stairs or escalator.

There are Five Famous Stairs in Los Angeles, that is excellent for hiking and exercise. Worth checking out if you're in Downtown area.