Stairways to SF Walking Heaven

Start: Saturday, November 06, 202110:00 AM

End: Saturday, November 06, 2021 2:00 PM

Macondray Lane, the inspiration for Tales of the City

Join us for an urban hike following the "Stairways to Heaven" route from Urban Trails SF. This walk will showcase some beautiful pedestrian oriented alleys and streets in a part of the city built before car-centric planning became the norm. It includes well known attractions like Coit Tower as well as gems like Macondray Lane, the inspiration for Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City.

Near the end of the hike (about 12:30pm), we will relax in Washington Square Park for lunch and write postcards to our elected officials asking to sustain Car Free JFK and extend a citywide network of safe places to walk and bike in the city.


  • Meet in front of Ferry Building to walk to official hike beginning at Levi's Plaza. The Ferry Building is accessible by BART or Muni from Embarcadero Station or via BayWheels and is a good place to grab a coffee or use the restroom.
  • Hike will be 4 miles with 1000 feet of climbing (+ 0.7 mi each way from Ferry Building to Levi's Plaza). There will be many stairs, and this hike may not be suitable for people with mobility impairments. However, you are welcome to meet us directly at Washington Square around 12:30pm: RSVP for phone contact info and real time status updates. (Washington Square is accessible via buses 8, 30, and 45 as well as BayWheels.)
  • This hike will be outdoors so masking is optional, but we require that all attendees be vaccinated to protect everyone's safety.

This event is cohosted by Northern Neighbors and Walk SF.

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