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Detail of mural at Coit Tower

I realized that I had never been to Coit Tower so I decided to climb the Filbert Stairs to top. Yelp had some great comments on the climb. Unfortunately, I was not going to be able to make the tour of the murals. But I want to keep San Francisco City Guides in mind for next trip. You can get a good view of most of the murals from within the lobby.

I took the F Trolley line along the Embarcadero and got off at the base of Telegraph Hill. It was a short walk over to Filbert Street. There are actually two sets of stairs. The other set goes up Greenwich but I had heard that Filbert was more scenic.

They start steep and sterile looking but soon pass through beautiful gardens along the hillside of Telegraph Hill. The gardens are filled with tropical wonderland of plants.

At the top, there are good views off towards the financial district, North Beach, and into the bay.

Trolley along  Embarcadero


Stairs to Coit Tower

Stairs to Coit Tower

Stairs on Telegraph Hill

Stairs to Coit Tower

Napier Lane
Stairs to Coit Tower

View from Coit Tower

Coit Tower

Detail of mural at Coit Tower

Detail of mural at Coit Tower

Detail of mural at Coit Tower

Detail of mural at Coit Tower

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Comments (3)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Marta, I haven't been to San Francisco in years so I really enjoyed viewing all of your photos. Loved the mural shots.

So beautiful! Any sign of the parrots? The documentary "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" is one of my favorite movies.

Hope you have a great road trip!


Hi Marta, I live here, and your photos were just fabulous!

Thanks, Donna

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