The hilly residential areas of Los Angeles are sprinkled with more than 260 public stairways. They can be found in neighborhoods from Garvanza to Rustic Canyon, from San Pedro to Beachwood Canyon.
This little guide is a tool to help the LA walker and observer locate and appreciate these gems of the local neighborhood scene.
Inveterate LA walker Bob Inman has combined descriptions with photographs of more than 60 stairways and 18 unique maps to pin point where they are, what they are like and how to enjoy them.
These shortcuts penetrate residential thickets in some of the city’s most historic and picturesque districts, areas that you cannot truly appreciate from behind the wheel of a car. Whether you walk for fitness or you simply enjoy roaming the intricate LA hills,
the stairways are treasures waiting to be discovered.