Run the Coit Tower Stairs

San Francisco Greenwich Stairs

Added by Samantha Lupinetti

The Coit Tower stairs make for a great outdoor workout in San Francisco. There are 2 sets of stairs (Greenwich Street and Filbert Street at Sansome), so don't worry, you won't get bored...just tired!

There are 2 sets of stairs for Coit Tower on Sansome St. The first set is at Greenwich and the second is at Filbert. The Filbert steps are a little deeper per step and are mostly wood and concrete. The Greenwich steps are a little tougher because of the shallower, brick stairs as you get toward the top. Either set is a great workout if you're looking to get your fitness on.

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8 months ago

Walk Then Run

Did not run up them, just walked for my first time. Lots of steps, very cool homes and amazing views. Cannot wait to come back and give running up them a try.

8 months ago

about 1 year ago

Great cardio workout, amazing views.

It seems like San Francisco has an endless number of stair workouts, but the Coit Tower Stairs is one of my favorites. It's a killer workout that provides amazing views at the top. If you're brave, or in really good shape, go for a few repeats. Beats a gym workout any day.

about 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

One of the most breathtaking locations for a sunrise workout in San Francisco! Indulge in the views of North Beach, Fisherman's Wharf, Financial District, and so much more.

over 1 year ago

almost 2 years ago

If you're lucky, you'll see (or hear) the infamous parrots!

almost 2 years ago

over 2 years ago

We did this when I was 39 weeks preggers so we had to walk. Beautiful little gardens along the way and not a lot of foot traffic. Next time I'll try running!

over 2 years ago

over 2 years ago

If you don't have a lot of time, this is a quick, challenging short work out with a beautiful pay out at the top.

over 2 years ago

about 3 years ago

if you don't go early (pre 6am) wait until after will be alone

about 3 years ago

about 3 years ago

A great place to get a quick workout in and 2 different sets of stairs makes it hard to get bored.

about 3 years ago

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