One of my favorite things to do in LA is explore the “Secret Stairs.” You get to explore a bit of Hollywood history as well as squeeze a great workout.

The “Secret Stairs” History

These famous stairs are built into the hilly neighborhoods and were popular walkways used by locals to get to and from the trolley. They wind up and down hills, connecting streets at different elevations. They are narrow too, so they wind close to several properties. Today they are used as a trail to walk around the different neighborhoods. Some run the stairs for a workout, others wak them and use it as time to catch up with a friend.

There are a Few “Secret” Stairs Located Around the City

Beachwood Canyon, Silverlake, and the Palisades are the most popular “secret” stairs. Take an afternoon to explore one of these cool neighborhood spots.