March Madness at Music Box Stairs

This hike is on rain or shine.  If it does rain, which looks very likely, we'll do a 5 mile hike around the Silver Lake Reservoir.

A note about the waitlist.  There is a limit of 40 members for almost all walks.  Anymore than that, just makes the walks too slow. 

People on the waitlist will get moved up until the day before the walk.  I have found that most people have made other plans while on the waitlist, so that's why I don't move people up starting the day before the walk. 

BUT, if you are still on the waitlist the day before the walk, and can make the walk, please post a comment that you can make the walk and if there is room, I'll move you up!

It's March Madness time and, yes, I'm winning Warren Buffet's $1 Billion Perfect Bracket challenge!  But, in the mean time we'll march to the famous Music Box steps from Lamill Coffee.  The steps from a Laurel and Hardy episode, where they tried to push a piano up these steps!

This is a great "then and now" video of the Music Box Steps.

This is a tough hike, 6.5 miles and 23 staircases and we'll go at a fast pace.  So, please only sign up if you're able to keep up!

Meeting Time:

Please arrive at Lamill by 10am for introductions

Walk will start promptly at 10:15 am!!

Walk will take about 2.5 hours.

Meeting Place:


1636 Silver Lake Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90026


There is free parking on West Silver Lake Blvd.- the signs say no parking after 11pm, so that doesn't apply, and other streets east and west of Silver Lake Blvd.

Paid street meter parking on Silver Lake Blvd.

Pace- Please be honest about your conditioning level!

We will walk at a fast, workout type pace.  This mean we do not stop and wait for people at the top of staircases and there will not be any rest stops.  We do not run.

You are responsible for keeping up with the pace of the group.

If you are unable to keep up with the group, you are on your own to get back to the starting point.

Print out the map of the route, in case you aren't able to keep up with the group.

Click Here for Route: 6.5 miles and 23 staircases 


Occidental- Up 25 steps
Easterly Terrace North Up 76 steps
Silverwood Terrace North Up 104 steps
Angelus- down 177 steps
Easterly Terrace South Up 82 steps
Silverwood Terrace South Up 89 steps

Swan Pt.1-Up 77
Swan Pt.2 Up 110
Swan Pt.3 Up 100
Cicero-Down 90

Elevado down 102
Murray to Hamiliton-Down 83
Hamiliton to Sunset- Down 90
Micheltorena Pt. 1- Up 109
Micheltorena Pt. 2 Up 96
Robinson- Down 66
Dillon- Down 13
Music Box-Up 133
Descano-Down 139
Landa Pt.1-Up 92
Landa Pt. 2 Up 154
Landa Pt.3 Down 84

Fanning Up 108 steps


All walks should be treated like a work out.  They are not guided tours!

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.

Please keep your RSVP updated and current.  Repeated No Shows may lead to members being removed from the group.

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

    What a magical day!
    The fresh air and rain felt good. Love the route and great workout.
    Thanks David

    March 2, 2014

  • Michael

    Great hike David. Thanks. Ain't nobody raining on this group's parade.

    March 2, 2014

  • David

    Thank you everybody who braved the rain! A great hike and time with everybody!

    1 · March 1, 2014

  • Yoon m.

    Wow ! Finally Repaired the attack our meetup site! Great hike in the rain! Loved it :-D Thank you, David!

    March 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you David, great hike.

    March 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to cancel but the impending thunderstorms are dissuading me.

    March 1, 2014

  • Lee A.

    Not canceling due to rain, awoke to a bad knee. :(

    March 1, 2014

  • David

    We will go at a moderate pace if it rains.

    February 28, 2014

  • Cristina

    Hi David,
    I am ready, rain or shine, it will be nice to do the stairs in the rain.

    February 28, 2014

  • janice

    :( I don't mind hiking in the rain but since I am here just on vacation I really don't have the right gear. So I had to change to a No. See you all on my next visit or permanent move.

    February 28, 2014

  • jason

    yes sorry getting across town in the rain will be hard but next time yes

    February 26, 2014

  • David

    This hike is on rain or shine, unless it's a downpour. We'll do a 5 mile hike around the Silver Lake Reservoir instead of the Music Box Stairs.

    February 26, 2014

  • Toni G.

    Hi, I just had to cancel, so I hope someone can have fun in my place!

    February 23, 2014

  • Stuart J.

    Can I change my reply from no to yes?

    February 22, 2014

  • David

    If you late canceled or no showed to other hikes, you will be moved to the waitlist. Sorry, there are too many people interested in this hike to put up with flakes.

    February 21, 2014

  • Stuart J.

    Many regrets that I will be unable to attend.

    February 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gah, I'm never fast enough! Lol...go devils? :)

    1 · February 20, 2014

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