Strawberry Hill in Golden Gate Park is an island, the park’s highest elevation. Stow Lake’s the water surrounding it with two pedestrian bridges connecting, the gorgeous 1893 stone bridge on the south side and another on the north: first two pix.
First up the trail on the south side (pic 3) with its five stone steps to start, then some widely spaced wood that I’d call stairs as well.
28 or so old steps on the west side will take you to the very top of the hill where there are old ruins from Sweeny Observatory (1891) that got wrecked by the ’06 quake. It’s beautiful up here: pix 4, 5. Just below this is a reservoir.
Now for the main stairway, starting down from the reservoir on the east side (pic 6), with green railings, yellow flowers, and older steps — some concrete, some wood. About 111 to the lake: 7 thru 12
Huntington Falls and the steppingstones: 13, 14, 15, 16
The Chinese Pavilion’s here too: 17
On the south side of the falls are 39 more steps that connect with the main stairway via an over-the-falls footbridge: 18, 19
Around 63 more old steps down the north side to a second bridge: 20, 21, 22, 23
The outer trail at the north part of the lake curves round to the boathouse: pic 24
Critters: the ubiquitous squirrels, ducks, and other waterbirds while meandering around the west side heading back out of the park. This dark beauty’s a muscovy duck, right? Last two pix.