Walk #1: Pasadena - La Loma Rd. + Missing Staircases

  • October 27, 2012 · 9:30 AM

Bob Inman, who I consider to be the Godfather of LA staircases, led a walk in the La Loma area of Pasadena and we did two staircases that were not in Walk #1 in Fleming's Secret Stairs book.  Both staircases could have easily been worked into Fleming's Walk #1.

So, I developed a route that will cover all the staircases in the La Loma area.  The route is designed so we go up stairs as much as possible.  We will not go back on any staircases like Fleming's route.


About 3 miles.  We will do a different route than the one in Fleming's book.  This is a very hilly area, but lots of shade.


Pictures of Walk #1 Pasadena - La Loma Rd.


Sycamore Glen 60 steps up- Not in Fleming's book.

Redwood 98 steps up

Tamarac 81 steps up & 19 down

Glenullen 86 steps down

Cherry 99 steps up

Capinero 44 steps up

Evergreen 45 steps up- Not in Fleming's book.

La Loma-Cheviotdale 54 steps up

Cheviotdale-Cherry 43 steps up

629 steps total

524 steps up

105 steps down

Meeting Place:

7311 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Parking: Free street parking on either Figueroa or La Loma.  I don't recommend parking in the Vons parking lot.  Your car maybe towed!

Time: Please arrive at Vons at 9:30 am.  After introductions, the walk will start promptly at 9:45am.

Walk will take about 1 hour & 15 minutes.

Pace: All levels, expect beginners, are welcomed.  This will be a slower paced walk.  But, you are responsible for keeping up with the pace of the group.  While we will wait for people to catch up at the top of stair cases, we won't wait forever.  If you aren't able to keep up, you are on your own to get back to the starting point.


Please keep your RSVP updated.  The group has a no show policy.

No crashers- Please sign up for this event.  Please do not just show up.

RSVP limits are set, because I don't want a huge group on these walks.  So, if you RSVP only for yourself, don't bring a guest.

There usually are no restrooms along these walks. Restrooms are usually only available at the starting point of the walks.

Always bring plenty of water.

Always wear running/tennis shoes. Open toed shoes are not a good idea for these stairs walks.

Any questions or concerns please email me, David.


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  • Cristina

    It was a great walk and workout, the stairs feels easier now.

    October 28, 2012

  • Alice L.

    A very pleasant morning walk. It was my first time joining, looking forward to more.

    October 27, 2012

  • Judy F.

    Have fun.

    October 27, 2012

  • yan

    Yes!! Woman with grey head band and orangey red t-shirt

    October 27, 2012

  • yan

    I am on my way!!!! Please don't leave without me!! I am close!!!

    October 27, 2012

    • Jinjer

      Just curious to know if you made it or not.

      October 27, 2012

  • marja

    Great hike, beautiful neighborhood. Easy pace, perfectly described.

    October 27, 2012

  • Cristina

    Hi David,
    I done two stairs walk with you, the Long Beach and Griffith Park full moon, I am looking forward for more.
    A great group and excellent leader.

    October 21, 2012

  • David

    The correct stair count has been posted. 629 steps total

    524 steps up

    105 steps down

    October 9, 2012

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