Run the Lyon Street Steps

Lyon Street Steps

A tough workout with an amazing view as a reward. You've been meaning to get in shape. Duration: 1 hour.

Rumor has it there are almost 300 stairs from top to bottom. This is a great place to get some exercise in if you're up for running or walking up the stairs. Do a few laps (roundtrip) and you'll be pretty happy with your workout. If you're really looking to get after it, throw in a few pushups and sit-ups at the top. On the weekends it can get a little crowded with people doing circuit training at the top. But hey, if that happens, take a look out at the scenic views of the bay and catch your breath for a second!

Pack List

  • Running shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Workout mix loaded on your phone
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Activities Running, Fitness
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
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Hard With A Great View

The run up is long, especially if you include the fairly significant him to get to the bottom of the steps, but the view is great. If you need a breather but don't want to stop running, try running back and forth along one of the streets that intersect with the steps.

Scenic & Strenous

Broken into a series of plateaus, this ascent up one of San Francisco's most manicured stairways is tough going. The stairs are in a crucible of mansion-level real estate, cute hedge rows and the more unruly Presidio, topping out to reward with a timeless view of the Bay.

Great Leg Workout

Best stair workout! I stop halfway and add push-ups. Gorgeous views. Stash a water bottle and stretch after, your calves will thank you!


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