Welcome to the website of Stairway Walks in San Francisco

Hundreds of stairways traverse San Francisco's 42 hills, exposing scenic vistas and linking diverse neighborhoods.  Recently released in its 6th edition, Stairway Walks in San Francisco has something for everyone, whether you want to explore a different San Francisco neighborhood, find an inspiring exercise route, or learn about the City's history and architecture.  The author, Adah Bakalinsky, is the queen of San Francisco's majestic, quirky, and quotidian stairways.  Walker nonpareil and veteran guide, she explores the hidden corridors and cul-de-sacs of the city, charting neighborhood changes by gathering stories from residents, gardeners, and shopkeepers.  She knows this city inside and out, from bottom to top, and most certainly like the backs of her...ummm...shoes.

You really should meet her sometime.

So mark you calendars for the biggest stairways extravaganza of the year-May 5th San Francisco Stairway Day.  From Lands Ends to Eureka Valley, you'll be able to go on FREE walking tours with the City Guides of San Francisco (a project of the San Francisco Public Library), rub shoulders with Adah and other stairway-devotees, and undoubtedly discover a wholly new perspective of the city. 

And don't leave your camera behind! To show off your skills, please join our group on Flickr, www.flickr.com/groups/stairwaywalks/, where Wilderness Press will be hosting an ongoing photo contest (Please see the Photo Contest Guidelines Page for more). 

 As Adah says, "Happy heeling, frisky footing, and merry walking!"

For more on May 5th Stairway Day with San Francisco City Guides visit www.sfcityguides.org

For more about the book or to order online please visit: www.wildernesspress.com/book148.htm