Filbert Steps to Telegraph Hill

HARD 13 reviews

Filbert Steps to Telegraph Hill is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Francisco, CA that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

0.6 miles 303 feet Loop


nature trips

trail running




no dogs

A great short workout with great views - if you're ambitious, you can climb up all of the stairs in Coit Tower as well!

14 days ago

Love this trail for a good early morning workout. The stairs are awesome, just like jumping on the StairMaster for a few min while passing cute homes surrounded by beautiful greenery.

22 days ago

Steep but well worth every step.

23 days ago

This is one of my favorite short urban hikes in SF. You'll wander through the stairwells, gardens, and walkways of some of the most unique homes in San Francisco--and maybe catch a glimpse of the wild parrots while taking in the breathtaking views!

It is true that the vertical climb is not for the faint of heart, however, it is a short climb that's doable in 5-10min or less, depending on how hard you push yourself or how much time you take to enjoy the walk up. I like that the walk here includes both the Filbert and Greenwich steps. Each has its own unique experience. Fog City Diner or RJ's Market are great stops for eats!! (Or Little Italy on the other side of the hill--going past Coit Tower).

2 months ago

It wasn't difficult .. I agree had really good views and very beautiful .. But wasn't difficult .

2 months ago

Excellent for a workout if you don't like being stuck in a gym. Very green and pretty quiet.

4 months ago

Great workout and it beats the step master.

5 months ago

Tons of stairs, prepare for burning legs.

trail running
5 months ago

Great cardio workout in the middle of the city! You don't even feel like you're in the city once you are on the trail. Extremely difficult but worth it once you reach the peak and the view.

6 months ago

Amazing didn't even realize it was on this! Did this one last spring break.

9 months ago

Fun hike great views

11 months ago

Good work out!

1 year ago

5 years ago

Telegraph Hill and Coit Tower give a perspective of the area not attainable elsewhere in town. It's a very popular locale, and the hill is strenuous - especially for those of us who prefer unpaved trails. However, this is a must-do in SF!