Liberty Hill-Billygoat Hill-Noe Valley
Lilacs and a Blue Bottle Tree
Miles:     5.5
Hilliness, scale of 1-5:     5
Terrain:     All on city streets, many stairs down
 
This playful walk starts in Noe Valley, admires the gardens and architecture of Liberty Hill, climbs up and over Grand View and Douglass Park, crosses the top of Billygoat Hill, and descends the city's longest stairway street back to Church Street. A blue bottle tree / photo: Paula Barish
 
Cherry blossoms on Liberty Hill / photo: Paula Barish   Harry Street / photo: Paula Barish   Douglas Park / photo: Melva Miller
  Top of Billygoat Hill / photo: Paula Barish   Sunny Jim Rolph's mistress' house / photo: Martha Shelley