Lombard Street

EASY 12 reviews

Lombard Street is a 0.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near San Francisco, CA that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, birding, and scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.2 miles 109 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

scenic driving

walking

views

bugs

over grown

no dogs

Driving through the swerving portion is what everybody prefers, but walking through that street up to the famous spot and taking the stairs is the ultimate experience. Often billed as the "crookedest street," San Francisco's Lombard Street is, in fact, neither the crookedest nor the steepest street in the city, let alone the world. Oddly, that fact doesn't deter the hordes of tourists who come every year to see this famous street, built with eight switchbacks on a 40-degree slope. The main attraction of Lombard Street is watching people drive down the crooked, one-block section, or driving down it yourself. On a busy day, a seemingly-endless stream of automobiles and scooters buzz down, their passengers squealing in mock fear at every turn. If you're on foot, you can walk down (or up) the sidewalks and watch the show.

nature trips
27 days ago

Easy urban walk.

walking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Driven multiple times but is getting over crowded. We walked from the warf and then grabbed an Uber back to hotel.

walking
3 months ago

I enjoyed climbing the steps. You can't go to San Francisco and not see the 'crookedest street.'

4 months ago

Steep walk down and very crowded with tourists, but very cool to walk down and watch the cars driving down.

5 months ago

Worth the walk, very neat site!

walking
6 months ago

The worst, look at it from a distance, don't walk or drive down.

7 months ago

Classic little spot to walk. Great if you're showing tourist friends or just want a fun place to walk the dog.

7 months ago

walking
8 months ago

It's not a hike for sure! However, at the top, you have a nice view. The steps may be too much for people that have knee trouble or really out of shape. I did not drive down it; just climbed the steps. Be careful when driving near it because tourists will be everywhere stopping traffic to get pictures. There are lots of flowers and curves and people actually live on this very popular tourist destination. It's must do in San Francisco if you are there.

9 months ago

1 year ago

Two or three sets of 10 or so steps up to a spectacular view of the Coit Tower and the Bay Bridge. On a night with a full moon you can get some great pictures of all three.