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San Francisco: 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Urban Hiking Tour

San Francisco: 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Urban Hiking Tour

From US$ 29 per person

Join an urban hike that mixes art with exercise on a visit to the striking 16th Avenue Tiled Stairs. Discover a second set of steps that even many San Franciscans don’t know about with your guide.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Marvel at the famous mosaic tiled steps popularized on recent TV shows
  • Learn about San Francisco's Sunset District and Golden Gate Park
  • Get half your 10,000 steps in for the day, with plenty of breaks between stairs
  • Enjoy views of San Francisco, the Pacific Ocean, and the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Find out about the local Catholic church and admire its bright pink exterior
Full description

Take an urban hike with a professional guide to the beautiful 16th Avenue Tiled Steps. Admire the 163 steps of colorful mosaics, then visit a second set of nearby steps that most visitors don't know about.

From the meeting point, head up into the hills of a quiet residential neighborhood in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Heights. Make your way toward the steps, which seemingly appear out of nowhere, and marvel at the way they dramatically flow from sea to sky.

As you hike, hear about the link between the 16th Avenue Tiled Steps and the city's public transit system from your guide. Enjoy plenty of breaks on the way up to catch your breath, as well as time for Instagram photos when you arrive.

Make sure to also look back over San Francisco for breathtaking views of the city, the Pacific Ocean, and the Golden Gate Bridge, depending on the fog.

After, move on to a second set of steps hidden nearby, which many of the savviest of San Franciscans don't even know about. There, discover 148 steps depicting a native California wildlife scene with tiles covered in flowers, plants, dragonflies, salamanders, butterflies, and snails.

  • Urban hiking tour
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at St. Anne of the Sunset. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Views of the Golden Gate Bridge are fog-dependent
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