I started off on Rockridge's College Ave. I turned left onto Lawton Ave. Continued on Lawton until I reached Broadway. Broadway was fairly hectic as far as the traffic. I crossed the street once both sides were clear of cars and continued onto Rockridge Blvd S. There is a Triangle intersection on Rockridge Blvd S. I had to bear right and just past house 6095, I found the first stairway (pic 1).
This stairway is a total of 75 steps (pic 2). Some are a little broken and uneven but there was something enthralling about this stairway. I appreciated it's steepness and the abundant amount of green plants. More specifically, the homes in the background made this experience much more grand. It felt very historic. I felt like I was in a movie.
I took a left upon ascending this stairway and was amazed at the quality of houses on Margarido. I noticed views of the Bay Bridge and was astounded by the homes along the hills. It's such a tranquil street, not very many vehicles were around and all I could hear was the presence of birds chirping. I sighted squirrels and even dogs were coming up to me without leashes or any presence of their owners.
I kept walking on Margarido, then sighted an eye grabbing stairway after house 5918 named Quail Ln. I was very impressed just by the way the stairs were nestled on the hill. The stairways and all the grand homes just seemed to be cohesive. And it wasn't just the quality of the homes, just how the houses were so old yet so well kept. I climbed up the 42 stairs and was quite pleased. (pic 3, 4, and 5)
I landed on Acacia Ave. Turned left and continued for several of blocks. I continued to enamor the homes. (pic 6) In the views, I even spotted what looks to be a golf course. Acacia eventually turns left and just after Mathieu Ave, I spotted a grand stairway, the Lorcarno Path. And when I say grand I mean wide, it reminded me of Pacheco Stairway in Forest Hill of San Francisco, and even a little bit of Lyon Stairway, but more like a mini Pacheco. I climbed the 62 steps and landed on the cul-de-sac of Alpine Terrace. (Pics 7 and 8)
Alpinie Terrace offered some of the best views of the East Bay. (Pics 9 and 10) I could see the Oakland Airport, the Bay Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the mountains. I took some pics and then walked ahead. I turned right onto Ocean Avenue. I reached 6183 and climbed down 62 steps (pic 11). I arrived on Brookside Ave. Walked for a bit and found the next stairway after 6251. This is the Claremont Path and rises 65 very steep steps. (pic 12, 13, 14)
I culminated to the top of the the Clarmemont Path. Following the 65 steps was more of the walkway. I reached Ocean View Dr. once more. Turned left and found a path with stairs after house 6143. This is West Ln. I climbed 16 steps (pic 15), then dropped 25 steps. Crossed the street and continued on another set of stairs. The Prospect Steps (pic 16). Walked down 76 stairs into Margarido. There was yet ANOTHER set of continuing stairs across the street.
Instead of going down those stairs, I turned left on Margarido and ended up back by the Triangle intersection, nearby where I started. There were still 2 more steep staircases to go. I went to the left side of the intersection as opposed to the right side this time and found a stairway on Rockridge Blvd North. I'm not sure of the address of it, but it was 47 steps (pic 17).
After climbing the stairway, I landed on a hilly block, on Ocean View Dr. I turned right and then turned right again onto Margardio Dr. After a block, found the staircase that led me back down to Rockridge Blvd North. 72 steps. (Pic 18)