Walking the Steps in San Francisco.

It was an early morning recently in San Francisco and I headed over to 16th Avenue and Moraga…

The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project, San Francisco, California

…in the Inner Sunset neighborhood to checkout The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project.

The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project, San Francisco, California

The 163-step staircase dates back to 1826.

The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project, San Francisco, California

The project to create and add the mosaics started in 2003, being completed a year later by residents and contributors from the neighborhood. You’ll find handmade animals, birds, flowers and fish themed tiles amongst colorful patterns on this hidden gem.

The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project, San Francisco, California

As your going up the stairs, turn around to capture the panoramic neighborhood views straight out to the Pacific, San Francisco Bay and beyond.

The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project, San Francisco, California

The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project, San Francisco, California

Making it to the top is definitely work. Several runners went by, going up-and-down, as I got my exercise in for the day. 🙂 You’ll find Grand View Park once up-top.

The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project, San Francisco, California

The greenery and landscape along the sides is well maintained and worth a look in its own right.

The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project, San Francisco, California

The steps are easily accessible, a few streets east of State Route 1 (19th Avenue). Find a place to park at the bottom within the neighborhood on 16th Avenue. Photos and walking up-and-down the stairs is free.

It was a great morning walking the steps in San Francisco. When you’re in town make sure to checkout this mosaic masterpiece.

11 responses to “Walking the Steps in San Francisco.

  1. Thanks for that! My last trip there was prior to 2003, so it was really cool to see the completed staircase! San Fransisco is such a gem! There probably aren’t many who don’t have views out over the city and landscape! I loved the trolley cars and the ferry boat rides and even views of Alcatraz! We stayed in a little boutique hotel high on a hillside when we were there last awaiting our onward cruise up the coast and had quite a climb each day we explored going back to our hotel! Thanks for the memories!

    • No problem. You can definitely get your exercise walking in SF. You always have to be on the lookout for that next great view. Stay tuned, a lot more SF experiences to write about and share. 🙂

  2. I keep meaning to make it over their but never seem to. I live in the area so no excuse! I think I’ll try and make it next weekend, its a good way to wear out the kids 🙂

  3. Wow, that is an awesome staircase and project. Will have to check it out some day!

    • The more I read about the stairs the more fascinated I am and it’s great that so many people in the community came together to make it happen. Each part of the staircase and each stair for that matter tells a story. Hope you make it there too!

  4. Beautiful, both the steps and panoramic views. Wished I had known about this when we were in SF. I’ll definitely check it out next time I’m there, thank you for posting about this.

    • No problem, yes definitely check it out. Well worth it. Just another place of infinite ones it seems in San Fran to capture beautiful scenic views. 🙂

  5. Although heading up and up can be a challenge, the views are usually worth it. Great view of San Francisco and the ocean and a great tip.

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