This favorite trail leads, same as it always did, down to the rock-climbing area where there’s a stairway on each side of the rocks. Descending the south one this time, 68 steps curving to the canyon floor, now happily without that black flexi-fencing alongside. Some new rustic-y fencing has been added at the top: 13 thru 21.
At the foot, continuing north (pic 22), briefly up (pic 23), then back down to the Islais Creek Trail (24, 25).
Still no steps added to help one up the steepish section that climbs out to Portola (pic 26).
Back again (27, 28, 29) after scanning for ripe berries. Up the stairs on the north side of the aforementioned climbing rocks this time, around 68 for these too: 30 thru 34.
Upper trails: 35, 36.
Up some newer stairs (replaced an older, shorter stairway) that ascend to the north-south trail immediately below Christopher Park: 79 steps winding round: 37, 38, 39.
Plunging down into Noe Valley, 69 for the main Valley steps descending from Diamond, then continuing on the steps alongside homes from the upper median = 52 more, Pic 40; 121 total for the Valley stairs.
Just before the second flight of Valley stairs, this older home still stands after a teardown of the house next door several years ago with two new homes built in its place: last pic.