Over on the east side, the main Franconia stairway (extended 2004) is a well-cared-for must-see gardensite with about 103 steps down to Montcalm (first pic).
After briefly admiring the view north from the bench at the Mullen-Peralta minipark (22 steps up the west side), it was up the 103 or so Peralta steps. This starts on Peralta just below Rutledge, crosses Rutledge and climbs to Samoset (pics 2, 3, 4, 5).
Here's one of the top of Esmeralda's southeast stairway, 105-ish steps (sixth pic).
Love Ripley's supersteep part (seventh pic), and the Harrison stairs minipark (Norwich up to Ripley, 60 steps, pics 8, 9).
At the east edge of lushly green Bernal Heights Park, paused to check out the newly completed viewgarden at Bernal Heights Blvd. and Carver: Vista Pointe Garden, 10th pic.
Starting down the south side of the hill from the park: Rosenkranz stairway down to Mayflower (11th pic). The top of the older Chapman/Rosenkranz stairway that continues to Bernal Heights Blvd. is visible ahead (center, street sign, left of white truck).
Around 55 Prentiss steps (12th pic) descend from the edge of the park at Bernal Heights Blvd. to continue across the street with 27 more Prentiss sidewalk steps down from steep Chapman to Powhattan (13th pic).
On the SE side of the hill is the tall-grass-and-wildflowers Bradford stairway. Bernal's newest, completed in 2010 (78 for the main and 34 more sidewalk steps below that) zigs down to Tompkins from Jarboe (14th pic). This used to be a dirt path I'd take up from the Alemany Farmers Market.
South (800 block) end of Moultrie: A neighbor-created gardenspot at the mosaic wall here … and Guardian of a nearby house: pix 15 and 16.
More steps recently walked:
Peralta (near York) "hidden" gardenwalk up to Wright, about 19 neighbor-made steps and brick walk …
Shotwell stairs up from Bessie, 48 steps ...
Aztec steps down to Shotwell, 34 steps ...
Moultrie from Powhattan up to Bernal Heights Park, 20 or so …
Andover down from Bernal Heights Park to Powhattan (about 60 steps, last pic).
Bernal has the largest number of public stairways of all SF's neighborhoods; the above is but a partial list.