I recommended this walk to my friend Adrian who is visiting San Francisco in the summer.
I think it's my favorite walk in the City.
To view it on the map it looks like a couple of blocks from Sansome to Coit Tower.
Of course you have a 30° steep climb on wooden steps through beautifully kept homes and gardens.
As you climb you get wonderful views of the Bay and Bay Bridge.
A bonus at this time of year, the parrots (featured in The Parrots of Telegraph Hill) are home and squawking like crazy.
The cruise ship you see in this photo left shortly afterwards, and as we drove home it was exiting the Bay under the Golden Gate Bridge.
In reality it's only a short, but lung-busting walk, so instead of descending on the Greenwich Steps the next block over, we headed down the other side of the hill into North Beach.
We ended up at a small park in Russian Hill where the fittest teenagers you ever saw were running laps up and around the park. We smiled at them as we walked.