Lombard Street

EASY 30 reviews

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

DISTANCE
0.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
82 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

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.

20 hours ago

hiking
26 days ago

scenic driving
1 month ago

a must in San Fran

2 months ago

scenic driving
2 months ago

A must for any tourist to San Fran...throughly enjoyed it. Biggest thrill I ever had at 5 mph

2 months ago

walking
3 months ago

Short walk, beautiful flowers and properties along the street. It was cool to see cars traveling down. We even saw people skateboarding down the street. Lots of tourists though which was annoying. There was a train that came through and let off a bunch of people while we were there. If you can avoid high traffic times, you'd have a 5 star adventure.

hiking
4 months ago

scenic driving
5 months ago

Drove this a few times when we were there in 06. Kind of a San Fran must do type of thing. Pretty cool, kids thought it was neat

walking
5 months ago

Pretty crowded with tourists, but definitely worth seeing

walking
6 months ago

6 months ago

nature trips
9 months ago

Easy urban walk.

walking
9 months ago

walking
10 months ago

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

walking
Thursday, August 04, 2016

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

Thursday, July 14, 2016

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

Friday, July 01, 2016

Worth the walk, very neat site!