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Hidden Garden Steps

San Francisco, California

based on 4 reviews



0.1 miles

Elevation Gain

39 ft

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Walk up (or down) the iconic tiled steps in SF.

These tiles steps are ironically iconic, as they are called the "Hidden" Garden Steps.  They are one of 3 tiled staircases that San Francisco is famous for. The others are the 16th Ave Tiled Steps and the Lincoln Park Steps.

Tip: When calling an uber, try to get dropped off at the top of the steps and picked up from the bottom.  

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Hidden Garden Steps Reviews

Everyone goes to the 16th street stairs for their photo op but the hidden garden stairs are just as pretty. BUT you don’t get the cool view down to the ocean. You can link of the two tile stairs and summit grand view park as well

This is another great set of stairs with tiled artwork similar to 16th Ave; however, there is typically a smaller crowd here.

I'd visit this if you were already in the area or walking by. Not worth it to take an uber just to go here. There are other steps to check out too.

This is worth seeing - it's only a shame there isn't more like this in the City.

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