The stairs don’t just start at Elsie (Esmeralda Corridor on Google Maps). Coleridge starts the Esmeralda stairway with short stretches of street in between steps. Bernal’s streets are narrower than streets in the rest of the city; the stretches between steps are more like a half block than a block.
Coleridge to Lundys Lane on Esmeralda is 61 steps: 3, 4, 5.
Next, Esmeralda Ave. is a short stretch of hilly street up to Prospect, pic 6.
At Prospect the steps (77 this time) start again and climb to Winfield. This is the location of the much loved minipark with the slides alongside the stairs: 7 thru 13.
From Winfield and the minipark to Elsie is another short length of street to ascend.
At Elsie starts the Esmeralda Corridor stairway up into Bernal Heights Park, with 121 steps for this section: 14, 15, 16.
The total stair count for Esmeralda, then, starting up from Coleridge, is 259.
Up to the park and round the west side (17, 18) to admire Bernal’s labyrinth: 19, 20, 21, 22.
Near the labyrinth two short stairways descend to Powhattan. Chose a longtime favorite to descend to Powhattan from the park, the Andover.
The Andover stairs turn about halfway down with steps that go up to someone’s house and other steps descending to the street. So around 59 for this stairway, continuing down (not counting the upper stairs to the residence): 23 thru 29.
The shorter Moultrie stairway next to the Andover is shown as a through trail on Google Maps.
Moultrie has just a dirt traIl when you first start down, then the steps. Here’s the what the top looks like, pic 30.
Foot of Moultrie at Powhattan: 31 thru 34.