Address: 2543 Glendower Ave. (bottom), 2763 Glendower Ave. (top) – park on Bonvue
Description: A great workout, a mosaic, and amazing views of the east side made this one of my faves!
How many steps? 207
There’s hipster Los Feliz and then there’s rich Los Feliz, and Glendower is definitely in the rich area. The houses around here are gorgeous, the cars are luxury, and the whole neighborhood feels very secluded—it’s basically a just super nice neighborhood. This stairwalk has got to be one of LA’s longest (207 stairs!) but it’s totally worth the climb—it cuts across several streets/cul-de-sacs and just gets better as you go up. Among all these multi-mill properties I wouldn’t have been surprised to see a shades-wearing movie star walking their pooch with their iced latte, but no such luck on the Wednesday I visited.
Flowering vines and bougainvillea wind along the lower half, and there’s even a little public art in the form of a cactus/desert mosaic. Then when you get to the top, you’re rewarded with a panoramic view of what appears to be the entire east side of LA! Also, the stairs are super smooth and there’s a railing all the way along the upper half in case your knees start to buckle on step number 200…