The walk to Coit Tower is scenic, but steep!
If you're willing to take your time and hike over 300 steep stairs then a foot hike is a good option.
Many people take the Greenwich Street steps which are closest to the tower, and return the same way.
The Filbert street steps, just to the south, lead through much more of the lush landscaping characteristic of
Filbert street stairs which pass through the Grace Merchant gardens famous for spotting beautiful parrots. At the bottom of this hike is the Levis Jeans Headquarters.
Unless you’re on steroids, riding a bicycle to Coit Tower is not advisable.
The hike path has stairs and the street is narrowed by street parking. The ride up Telegraph Hill is simply too risky and
BY TAXI / UBER
BY FOOT / HIKE
Warning: Parking at Coit Tower is very limited.
Coit Tower sits on a hill, the drive up is steep and a little bumpy as you get closer. Look out for pedestrians.
You can drive to Coit Tower by following the signs near Stockton and Lombard streets in North Beach.
Once again, remember there's very limited parking at the tower especially during the summer months.
Best option is to drive up to Coit Tower and chance a parking spot at the roundabout parking or search for street parking in the surrounding neighborhood.
A flashing yellow light along the approach road warns you when the parking lot is full. Weekends and
evenings are popular times to visit and you should expect long waits to drive up the hill.
Once you are on the narrow winding road to the top, you are committed, there is little space to turn
around and doing so is dangerous.
Take Muni Bus Number 39 from
The #39 Muni bus leaves every
half hour from Washington Square
Now with self guided Audio tour
devices on location
Getting to Coit Tower by taxi or any rideshare service is your best bet. Due to limited parking and constant traffic you'll save yourself a lot of time and aggravation.
HOURS OF OPERATION
One Telegraph Hill - San Francisco - California - 94133 - USA - Tel: 415-249-0995
10am - 5pm (November - April)
10am - 6pm (May - October)
New Year’s Day