Run the Coit Tower Stairs

San Francisco, California

3.7/5
based on 8 reviews

Description

Added by Samantha Drake

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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Fitness
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Reviews

This is a great workout however the area is quite busy with tourists. Try to go in the early morning before it gets too busy

Only option is to take the elevator :/

This had been on my bucket list for a while and when I finally went, I definitely wasn't disappointed. However, when I was there it was completely overrun with tourists so it wasn't very practical to run it. Nevertheless, gorgeous walk with amazing views and awesome houses. Would suggest walking anyways so you can more easily take in the sights.

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

if you don't go early (pre 6am) wait until after 8:30am...you will be alone

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