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Historic Stairways of Los Angeles

Information about the stairways of Los Angeles organized by the number of steps from most steps to least steps.
Culver City Stairs at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook Stairway




Hollywoodland Stairways
This complex of three stairways in the Hollywood Hills has a total of about 860 steps and the total distance, including climbing the steps and walking between them is about 2.6 miles. These three stairways are also known as the Beachwood Canyon Stairs.

Music Box Steps Loop
NUMBER OF STEPS: 705
DISTANCE: 2.5 miles
LOWER END: 935 Vendome Street, Silver Lake, Los Angeles
UPPER END: 3278 Descanso Drive, Silver Lake, Los Angeles
(incudes the Music Box Steps, Descanso Steps, and others)

Pacific Palisades Castellanmare
NUMBER OF STEPS: 518 steps
DISTANCE: 3.2 miles
LOWER END: 17575 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades
UPPER END: 17606 Posetano Drive, Los Angeles

Murphy Ranch Trail Stairways
NUMBER OF STEPS: 513 steps
NEIGHBORHOOD: Descends from Sullivan Ridge to Rustic Canyon
LOCATION SITE: Murphy Ranch
NOTE: Three sets of stairs

Hollywood Bowl and Hightower Loop
NUMBER OF STEPS: 421
DISTANCE: 2.8 Miles
LOCATION SITE: Hollywood Heritage Museum
LOCATION ADDRESS: 2100 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles

Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook Stairway
ALSO KNOWN AS: Culver City Stairs and Baldwin Hills Stairs
NUMBER OF STEPS: 375
HIEGHT OF STAIRWAY: 715 feet
NEIGHBORHOOD: Culver City | Westside |
LOCATION SITE: Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook
LOCATION ADDRESS: 6300 Hetzler Road / off Jefferson Boulevard
NOTE: stairs are steep and uneven but top offers views of greater Los Angeles
- Wikipedia "Culver City Stairs" ARticle
- Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook - Trail Map (PDF)
- Conquer the Overlook Stairway Race (Aztlan Athletics Foundation)

Glassel Park North Stairs
NUMBER OF STEPS: 266 steps
DISTANCE: 3 miles
LOCATION SITE: Rite Aid Pharmacy #5448
LOCATION ADDRESS: 4044 Eagle Rock Boulevared
INTERSECTION: Eagle Rock Boulevard and West 40th Avenue
- Staircases of Glassell Park (la climbing the hidden stairways blog)

Upper Bushnell-Pullman Stairways
NUMBER OF STEPS: 266 (2 stairways 125 and 140 steps each)
LOCATION SITE: Monterey Hills
START: 5401 Monterey Road
LOWER END: 5417 Bushnell Way (bottom of Pullman Stairway)

Baxter Stairways
NUMBER OF STEPS: 230 steps
NEIGHBORHOOD: Echo Park
START: near 1501 Baxter Street
END: 2101 Park Drive
NOTE: Steep stairway on a remote hillside

Tourmaline Stairway
NUMBER OF STEPS: 223 steps
NEIGHBORHOOD: Montecito Heights | ? |
START: 4400 Tourmaline Street
END: near 4804 West Rose Hill Drive

Avalon East Stairway
NUMBER OF STEPS: 192 steps
NEIGHBORHOOD: Echo Park | ? |
LOCATION: two blocks from Baxter Street
START: 1550 Avalon Street
END: 1893 Lucretia Avenue

Eldred Street Stairs
NUMBER OF STEPS: 196 steps
NEIGHBORHOOD: Highland Park / Mount Washington | ? |
START: 4864 Eldred Street
END: 790 Cross Avenue
NOTE: Historic wooden stairway

Santa Monica Canyon Concrete Stairs
NUMBER OF STEPS: 188 concrete steps
NEIGHBORHOOD: ? | ? |
LOW END: Entrada Avenue and North Ocean Avenue
HIGH END: 406 Adelaide Drive
NOTE: Crowded and popular for fitness

Beachwood Canyon Stairs
NUMBER OF STEPS: 176 steps
NEIGHBORHOOD: Hollywood | Central LA |
LOCATION: Between 3020 and 3030 Beachwood Street
NOTE: In the hills above the Capitol Records Building

Santa Monica Canyon Wooden Stairs
NUMBER OF STEPS: 170 wooden steps
NEIGHBORHOOD: Pacific Palisades | Westside |
ADJACENT TO: Northeast corner of Canyon Charter Elementary School
UPPER SOUTHEAST END: near 4th Street and Adelaide Drive
LOWER NORTHWEST END: Entrada Drive (Entrada Drive at Amalfi Drive)
NOTE: Descends northwest into Santa Monica Canyon from Adelaide Drive
- Wikipedia "Santa Monia Stairs" Article
- LA Times "189 Steps Beyond: Ultimate Stair Machine" Article

Articles on Wikipedia
- Santa Monica Stairs
- Franklin Hills Staircases
- Music Box Staiars
- Mar Vista Stairs

Articles on the LA Climbing the Hidden Stairways Blog
CENTRAL LA STAIRWAYS
- Dodger Stadium Stairs | Elysian Park | Central LA |
- Downtown Los Angeles Staircases | Downtown LA | Central LA |
- Echo Park Staircases | Echo Park | Central LA |
EASTSIDE STAIRWAYS
- El Sereno Staircases | El Sereno | Eastside |
- Lincoln Heights Staircases | Lincoln Heights | Eastside |
NORTHEAST LA STAIRWAYS
- Cypress Park Staircases | Cypress Park | Northeast LA |
- Eagle Rock Staircases | Eagle Rock | Northeast LA |
MORE STAIRWAYS
- Hermon Staircases | Montecito Heights | Northeast LA |
- Highland Park Staircases
- Hollywood Staircases
- Los Feliz Staircases
- Montecito Heights and Happy Valley Staircases
- Mount Washington Staircases
- Pacific Palisades Staircases
- Pasadena Staircases
- Santa Monica Staircases
- Silver Lake Staircases
- Solano Canyon Staircases
- Universal City Staircases
- Westlake Staircases

Articles About the Stairways of Los Angeles
- Climbing LA "Santa Monica-Rustic Canyon Loop: 3 miles, 1069 Stairs
- Ten Secret - and Not So Secret - LA Staircases
- CBS "Hidden Staircases of Los Angeles" Article
- Great Stair Climbs in the Los Angeles Area
- LA Climbing the Hidden Stairways Blog
- Secret Stairs: Historic Staircases of Los Angeles
- Wikimedia Commons "Outdoor Stairs in Los Angeles" Article


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