There are also some stairways down from the neighborhoods on both sides of San Jose Ave. that you can see from the Metro, with interesting old concrete bridges and unique walkways overlooking San Jose.
Two have names on Google Maps: one is Bernal Cut Path; another Arlington Path. Haven’t done these in years; must do soon.
The #44 O’Shaughnessy showed up before the #52 Excelsior, so took it the several blocks from Diamond & Bosworth in the Glen Park ‘hood to the south end of Glen Canyon at the Glen Park Rec. Center. 55 steps down to a field from Bosworth near the Elk St. MUNI stop: pic 3
There’s another entrance into the park at the dead-end of Bosworth where the street turns north past some older homes.
Green slopes now 4, 5
The first long one ascends from the southeast side of the park: 6 thru 11. This beauty climbs from the main paved trail: 109 up to some big rocks (12 thru 18) with 129 steps total. Gorgeous scenery and views.
Chose one of the connectors after these first 129, an old high-up narrow trail that now includes 53 steps: 19 thru 28
This took me to the foot of the main steps that climb to Christopher Park: 29 thru 43.
There are 77 steps up to the viewbench (had it to myself this time) on this section of stairs, with 92 total to the west edge of Christopher Park with its park infosigns.
So your staircount, with all the new trails and steps in the park these days, will depend on which curvy route you choose.
If you descend from Crags Court and stay on that one all the way, you’ll get 184 (last pic) down to the main trail near the tree-canopy entrance.