Run the Lyon Street Steps
San Francisco › Lyon Street Steps
Added by Jennifer Heifferon
- 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!
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The rewarding view at the top of these stairs almost makes the hard work worth while. If you're planning to run them a few times, keep in mind that it can get crowded in the evenings and before work -- but that shouldn't stop you from your workout. The top of the stairs also provides easy access to the Presidio if you want to extend your run.
This is an awesome stair workout with incredible views of the San Francisco Bay. Lyon Street Steps is actually comprised of two sets of stairs - the bottom set is really steep and a killer workout. The top set is much more gradual and easier to tackle. Run a few laps up both and you'll be feeling it the next day for sure.
Amazing workout if you're looking for a quick, intense cardio session. Avoid the weekends midday if possible - early morning or late afternoon/evening is your best bet to avoid tourists and traffic on the stairs. Parking is easy on the street at either the top or bottom of the stairs. Bring a yoga mat for some abs to break up the stair repeats and don't forget your water bottle!
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