… prompted me to climb the Holladay steps to Bernal Heights' eastside; it'd been a while.
Long ago when BART was new, I'd disembark at the 24th/Mission station on the way home from work and walk up the Holladay stairway. Lived on Bernal's west side then but liked the east side more; still do. Over wide, busy Cesar Chavez at Hampshire in the Mission 'hood is a pedestrian skyway that descends on the south side near the foot of the stairs. Should be more of these skyways.
Up and away from the freeway tangle (149 or so steps, first seven pix) into this beautifully unique neighborhood, the top at Peralta and Holladay. Here Holladay curves round for the foot of the Rutledge stairway.
The Rutledge and Joy stairways ascend to Brewster from Holladay.
For Rutledge, about 106 steps (pix 8 thru 12) will take you up to the south vehicle dead-end of Mullen. Across Mullen, Rutledge continues to Brewster (pix 13 thru 18). Around 171 total steps.
Up from Brewster are more stairs into the Miller Memorial Garden (pic 19). Sign at the top of the garden (pic 20) on Franconia with steps down (21, 22, 23). Didn't do the Franconia stairway (about 103 steps) this time but 'tis a beauty, extended and gardened in 2004, a short distance to the north from the Nice Neighborhood Garden sign.
Pic 24: Peralta steps to Rutledge. Across Rutledge, more steps continue to Samoset near the top of steep Ripley (around 103 total).
Powhattan/Nevada/Bernal Heights Blvd. up to Chapman, pic 25.
Last pic: Prentiss sidewalk steps (27 or so), Powhattan to Chapman.