Telegraph Hill-Russian Hill-North Beach
Tales of a Little City
Miles:     4.5
Hilliness, scale of 1-5:     5
Terrain:     All on city streets, lots of stairs
 
This hike has the highest possible concentration of stunning views in a city of stunning views. It climbs over Telegraph Hill twice and Russian Hill once. We can almost guarantee that you'll see a flock of wild parrots. You'll stop for a peek at the WPA murals in Coit Tower, walk through the Grace Marchant gardens, and pay a visit to Barbary Lane. Alley in North Beach / photo: Paula Barish
View from Telegraph Hill / photo: Paula Barish Vesuvio's and City Lights / photo: Paula Barish
Yerba Buena Island from Filbert steps / photo: Liz Kantor Approaching Grace Marchant Gardens / photo: Liz Kantor Coit Tower from Greenwich steps / photo: Liz Kantor Coit Tower / photo: Paula Barish