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 walking 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: 65 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

scenic driving

walking

paved

views

city walk

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.

walking
2 months ago

Very tiring but worth it.

2 months ago

A good and slightly more challenging route if you are staying down at the Wharf is to head up Hyde, take Lombard down to Leavenworth, then take Leavenworth downhill. Went at 9:30pm on a Monday and we only saw one other person on the stairs. There were a couple of cars heading down which provided a decent photo op.

3 months ago

another review

hiking
8 months ago

short easy and one of a kind

hiking
8 months ago

crowded, obviously.

walking
9 months ago

A must see place in SF. It is beautiful.

hiking
10 months ago

I don’t get the hype. It’s pretty but overrun with tourists. Simply a tourist attraction at this point.

hiking
Tue May 28 2019

Lovely

Sat Oct 27 2018

Pretty street

Mon Oct 08 2018

A one and done kind of thing to experience. I'd rather try taking a drive down it during the off hours. Kind of entertaining to see how excited people get and stop at the intersection to take selfies.

walking
Thu Sep 13 2018

Fun and scenic spot in SFO, great scenery around, but often crowded with tourists.

scenic driving
Thu Aug 02 2018

Must do in SF; especially when the flowers are blooming; be prepared to wait on the uphill on the other side as it is only one way down. Be considerate of the residents who live on the road. Enjoy the view of Coit Tower. Drive it and walk it.

Sun Jul 22 2018

That's a must see place in San Francisco. traffic is terribly bad (may that was weekend).

scenic driving
Sun Jul 08 2018

You have to drive down it once

hiking
Tue Feb 27 2018

A short touristy walk. Steps are small and can be crowded, but all in all easy to check off the list.

scenic driving
Thu Jul 06 2017

a must in San Fran

scenic driving
Wed Jun 14 2017

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

walking
Wed May 17 2017

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.

scenic driving
Fri Mar 17 2017

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
Fri Mar 03 2017

Pretty crowded with tourists, but definitely worth seeing

nature trips
Sun Nov 06 2016

Easy urban walk.

Mon Sep 26 2016

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

walking
Thu Aug 04 2016

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

Thu Jul 14 2016

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

Fri Jul 01 2016

Worth the walk, very neat site!

walking
Fri May 27 2016

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

Fri Apr 29 2016

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

walking
Thu Mar 17 2016

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.

Wed May 13 2015

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.

scenic driving
Sat Jun 03 1972

Fun drive

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