The Vulcan Steps rate among the best of San Francisco's stairways.
Nearly two blocks long, the steps are carefully tended by the people who
live along them. The gardens are magnificent and in places resemble
Following in the tradition of quirky architecture, the houses on Vulcan
Steps are unique and reflect the eclectic tastes of people who live on
Nearly all of the houses are accessible only by foot. Food, supplies
and furniture must all be carried in by hand.
Constructed primarily of concrete, the steps separate into two divergent
paths part way up the incline. A small wood and plank trail reconnects
the paths closer to the top of the steps.
The Vulcan Steps are a perfect way to go over the hill between the Castro
and the Haight or Ashbury Park. On the way back, detour slightly
and go down the Saturn
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