Like the neighboring Filbert
Steps, the Greenwich Street Stairs are a famous San Francisco landmark.
Rising in two sections from Sansome Street, across Montgomery and up to
Coit Tower, the stairs deserve their fame.
The upper section of the stairs is constructed from red
brick and runs for a significant distance through the edge of Pioneer Park.
Slightly further down the slope, the stairs widen as they move through
a residential section of well kept gardens and houses.
Reaching Montgomery Street, the stairs jog slightly to
the south and continue downward. They pass directly underneath several
houses before descending sharply to the intersection of Sansome and Greenwich
The uppermost and lowermost sections of the stairs are
showing some wear - not unexpected due to the traffic on these famous stairs.
These are also the steepest sections of stairs and while not dangerous,
caution is warranted.
If you are visiting Telegraph Hill and Coit Tower, I recommend
using either the Filbert Steps or Greenwich Street Stairs to ascend and
the other stairway to descend the hill.