Segment I

Segment I – Silver Lake North to Echo Park – View Google MapView Photos

Distance: 20.2 miles      90 stairways     5,003 up-steps     Total Climb:  3,640 feet
With 4 optional stairs: 94 stairways     5,241 up-steps     Total Climb:  3,770 feet

Facebook Event on 11 Feb 2017

Cities/Regions:  Silver Lake, Edendale, Echo Park, Angelino Heights, Westlake North.

Official Finishers:

Dan Gutierrez, Pat and Elizabeth Schirmer, Jason Songhurst, Evelyn Sanchez, Hilda Ibarra, Liria Enriquez, Brenda Padron, (and Winston Songhurst, Jason’s dog!!) on 11 February 2017 | Dave and Kristy Moorman on 14 May 2017 | Aaron Veals on 21 Jun 2017 | John and Olivia Oshimo on 30 Oct 2017 | Jeff Rozema, James Peterson, Kathy Lopez, Teresa Cavazos, Maribel Sanchez, Alfredo Salgado on 16 Dec 2017 | Maria Casillas, Luis Prado on 13 Jan 2018 | Gaelle Gralnek, Lisa Digger, Terry Harmon, Rosecrans Baldwin on 6 Oct 2018 | Marla Stephenson Thornton on 22 Dec 2018 | Jane Fransella on 20 Jan 2019 | Who will be next?

Route Description Hyperlapse Video of Segment I

Route Features: This challenging route is almost entirely in hilly Silver Lake and Echo Park residential neighborhoods, often with narrow streets lacking sidewalks, with brief visits to busier streets for lunch, and approaching the finish. So it is a walk of great views, quiet streets, and stairway after stairway after stairway, many with 100 or more steps and a handful with over 190 steps! The first 11 miles are the challenging Silver Lake portion, including a visit to the Silver Lake Recreation Area, with lunch on busy Sunset Dr, followed by the last 9 miles in the Echo Park region, including a number of 100+ steps stairways – one with over 200 steps – early in the section, with a visit to the southern end of Echo Park Lake, finishing with a less demanding trek west along Bellevue, followed by a short walk along Beverly, ending at the Original Tommy’s Burgers! This route has 4 of the top 10 stairways in Silver Lake, each with with over 200 steps, and has another handful in the 180 to 200 step range, so while it has fewer top 10 stairways then Segment H, it does have about 1,050 more up-steps and 35 more stairways! The people who did both H and I agree that the tougher stairways, especially those at the end make Segment H tougher!

Start Location:  Riverside Dr and Allesandro St, which is bus accessible via the Metro Bus Line 96 on Riverside, and Metro Bus Line 603, on Allesandro, that both connect to Rail Stations.

Finish Location: Beverly Blvd and Rampart Blvd (at The Original Tommy’s!), which is bus accessible via Metro Bus Line 603 on Rampart, and Metro Bus Line 14 on Beverly, that both connect to rail stations.

Transit Connections:
Finish to Start: Take Metro Bus Line 603 north on Rampart St, to reach the start on Allesandro Dr at Riverside Dr.

DTLA to Start: Take Metro Bus Line 96 from Union Station or Civic Center/Grand Park Metro Rail Stations, to the start on Riverside, at Allesandro.

Finish to DTLA: Take the Metro Bus Line 603 on Rampart, southbound to the Westlake/MacArthur Park Station, and take the Metro Red/Purple Line Train east to DTLA. Or take Metro Bus Line 14 on Beverly, that connects to the Civic Center/rand Park, or Pershing Square Metro Rail Stations, connecting to the Metro Red/Purple Line Trains.

tommys-burgersCongratulations, you have reached the end of Segment I, and the segments are easier after this 89 stairway monster!  And here is our post-segment selfie at Tommy’s:
post-seg-i-selfie

Stairway Data Table

Seg# SS# SW# In-300 Zip Stairway Name Up Down
I01 234 F19 90039 El Moran 95
I02 235 F18 90039 Peru St 114
I03 236 F17 90039 Landa St 146
I04 237 F16 90026 N Lemoyne St 132
I05 238 F16 90026 S Lemoyne St 30
I08 239 F10 90039 E Ewing St 129
I09 240 F11 90039 Ewing St N Side-Stair 58
I10 241 F11 90039 Ewing St S Side-Stair 53
I06 242 F14 90039 Oak Glen Pl 58
I07 243 F15 90039 Loma Vista Pl 181
I11 244 F12 90039 Fargo St Side-Stair 17
I12 245 F13 90039 Cove St 198
I13 246 F4 90026 W Donaldson St 25
I14 247 F5 90026 E Donaldson St 143
I15 248 F3 90026 Curran St 129
I16 249 N/A 90026 Cerro Gordo North Side-Stair 18
I17 250 N/A 90026 Cerro Gordo South Side-Stair 24
I18 251 F6 90026 Preston Ave 39
I19 252 F7 90026 E Fargo St 29
I20 253 F2 90026 Baxter St 231
I21 254 F8 90026 Far E Ewing 25 8
I22 255 F9 90026 W Avalon St 125
I23 256 F1 90026 E Avalon St 192
I24 257 E56 90026 E Delta St 125
I25 258 E55 90026 Lucretia Ave 66
I26 259 E54 90026 W Delta St 31
I27 260 E53 90026 Alvarado Median 37
I28 261 N/A 90026 Clifford St PUC of Glendale Bl 22 21
I29 262 E52 90026 Lower E Effie 101
I30 263 E52 90026 Upper E Effie 81
I31 264 E50 90026 Waterloo St 20
I32 265 E51 90026 Berkeley Ave 20 15
I33 266 E49 90026 Angelus St 181 181
I34 267 E47 90026 S Easterly/Sherwood 88
I35 268 E48 90026 S Occidental/Easterly 80
I36 269 E44 90026 Silver Lake/Occidental 33
I37 270 E45 90026 N Occidental/Easterly 76
I38 271 E46 90026 N Easterly/Sherwood 103
I39 272 E43 90026 Easterly/Fanning 108
I40 273 E42 90026 Redesdale/Landa 84
I41 274 E41 90026 Lower Swan Pl 77
I42 275 E40 90026 Middle Swan Pl 110
I43 276 E39 90026 Upper Swan Pl 100
I44 277 E38 90026 Cicero Dr 90
I45 278 E37 90026 Effie/Rotary 82
I46 279 E36 90026 Elevado St 102
I47 280 E35 90026 Murray Dr (Piano Keys) 90
I48 281 E34 90026 Hamilton/Murray 83
I49 282 E33 90026 Lower Micheltorena 109
I50 283 E32 90026 Upper Micheltorena 96 96
I51 284 E31 90026 Descanso Dr 138
I52 285 E28 90026 Dillon/Robinson 66
I53 286 E29 90026 Dillon St 13
I54 287 E30 90026 Music Box Steps 133
I55 86 N/A 90026 Descanso Median 8
I56 288 N/A 90026 Garcia Alley Side-Stair 10
I57 289 E27 90026 Marathon St 60
I58 290 E26 90026 Glendal/Sunset 40
I59 291 E25 90026 W Montana St 89
I60 292 E24 90026 Fairbanks Pl 27
I61 87 E23 90026 Echo Park Lake NE 13
I62 88 E22 90026 Echo Park Lake SE 13
I63 89 E21 90026 Church Stairway 24
I64 293 E20 90026 Crosby Pl 85
I65 294 E19 90026 McDuff St 74
I66 295 E18 90026 Laveta Terrace 55
I67 296 E17 90026 Sunset Hill 35 22
I68 297 E16 90026 MacBeth St/Elysian Park Dr 10
I69 298 E15 90026 E Montana St 11
I70 90 E14 90026 Victory Grove Memorial NW 9
I71 91 E13 90026 Victory Grove Memorial SE 7
I72 92 E12 90026 Lilac/Victory Grove Mem WW 7
I73 299 E11 90026 Lilac Median 24
I74 300 E10 90026 Sunset/Marion 12 11
I75 301 E9 90026 Innes Ave 100
I76 93 E8 90026 Ridge Way/Kensington 18
I77 302 E7 90026 Wallace Ave 59
I78 303 E6 90026 Glendale/Bellevue 55
I79 304 E5 90026 Clinton St 88
I80 305 E4 90026 Kent St 66
I81 306 N/A 90026 I-101 North POC of Alvarado 38 39
I82 307 N/A 90026 I-101 South POC of Alvarado 45 39
I83 308 E3 90026 Alvarado/Bellevue 87
I84 309 E2 90026 Coronado/Bellevue 92
I85 310 E1 90026 Reno St 66
I86 311 E0 90026 Hoover St (Bridge Stairs) 30
*I87 N/A 90026 Sunset Apartment Stairway #1 65 65
*I88 N/A 90026 Sunset Apartment Stairway #2 114 114
*I89 N/A 90026 Sunset Residential Stairway 47 47
Total Stair Steps —> 5,007 1,970
Total Stair-Streets —> 78
Tot Non Stair-Street Stairs > 8
Total Steps w/Options —> 5,233 2,196
Total +Opt Non Stair-Sts > 11