Golden Gate Heights Stairways

Neighborhood: Golden Gate Heights


With so many hills to explore in San Francisco, Golden Gate Heights often gets overlooked. Nestled in between Twin Peaks and the Sunset District on the westernmost side of the peninsula, it’s a hidden treasure enjoyed by the few in the know.

Come along as we climb the beautiful mosaic stairways up to dramatic chert outcroppings that overlook San Francisco, the Pacific Ocean and the Marin Hills. With luck, you may see the rare spine flower and wallflower plants that bloom prodigiously along the path. Get your steps in and hear about the little-known stories that transformed the barren Outside Lands and created the trendy enclaves it’s home to today.

Note: This is a mildly strenuous walk. Sturdy shoes are recommended. Tour will be canceled in case of rain.

Next Tours

  • Sunday, July 21 at 11:00 am given by Barry P.Sign Up
  • Sunday, August 18 at 11:00 am given by Barry P.Sign Up
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There are no public restrooms along the Tour route. Please plan accordingly.

Tour Length: Approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours



Meet at Kirkham and the base of the 15th Avenue stairway. Wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes. Muni N Judah.


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Please note: Private group tours required for groups of 8 or more.