About SoCal Stair Climbers

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What is a stair-walk?  Stair-walks are urban hikes connecting multiple stairways along public streets, paths and occasionally trails along routes in diverse, usually hilly, areas.

We design and lead groups on stair-walking routes across Southern California (SoCal), to connect roads, bike paths, sidewalks, walkways and stairways into interesting and stair laden walks across the urban landscape. Members are welcome to follow posted routes/Facebook events, or submit routes and lead their own Facebook events. We are volunteer driven, and seek to share our common passion for stair travel. We especially enjoy long fast urban stair-walks in the 8 to 20+ mile range, with many stair climbs. And we also host some events that have a slower pace and shorter distance options. And lately we’ve been designing architecture tours with more architecture and less stairways, but not always, as Hollywood and Silver Lake architecture tours can still have a lot of stairways for us to climb!

We also seek to catalog every public LA stairway, both stair streets, and non-stair streets (and even some that are private, but accessible), as well as walkways, pedestrian over-crossings and under-crossings. In other words, pedestrian infrastructure. We do this so anyone, especially the stair-walking community can find the stairs and other pedestrian infrastructure thought all of LA County.

News and Magazine Articles

2016 LA Weekly article about the 2016 Painted Stairways Tour

2019 LA Times Article about SoCal Stair Climbers featuring the Painted Stairways

2018 Los Angeles Magazine article about the Painted Stairways Mini-Tour

2019 The Acorn Article About SoCal Stair Climbers featuring the Calabasas Loop

2017 CBS Los Angeles article about the Best Painted Stairways

Visit SoCal Stair Climbers on:

SoCal Stair Climbers Page
SoCal Stair Climbers Group

SoCal Stair Climbers Profile

SoCal Stair Climbers Channel



  1. Hi Dan

    I came across an article about the Silver Lake staircase. I work in Silver Lake and would love to contact some of the Artist of the Stair cases. We are featuring the Silver Lake staircases as part of our Artist of the Month program and would love to invite one of the artist to our school. Any way you can connect us? Thank you in advance.



    1. Wow! Sorry Gaby, but I did not see this comment until now. It did not show until today when I updated the page. It might be a bug in the WordPress site. I suggest you join us on one of the tours and meet the artists and talk to them.



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