Pat Tillman 42 Staircase Hike

"Though the years, I've asked a great deal of you.  Therefore, it should surprise you little that I have another favor to ask.  I ASK THAT YOU LIVE." Pat Tillman to Marie Tillman 

Living By The Letter

This is NOT a beginners hike!

Please sign up only if you intend to finish the complete route!

This will be a very tough hike; 15.5 mile, 6 hours, 3,711 ft total elevation gain, that includes many long (over 100 steps) staircases, steep hills and we go at a fast pace!

Wearing ASU maroon and gold, Cardinals red, and of course, American colors or flags is encouraged!!  Even fans of that douchebag school in Tucson are welcomed.

This stairhike is NOT a political statement.  Please respect that.  You will be asked to leave the hike, if you fail to comply.

This stairhike is a way to recognize Pat Tillman's courage, honor, and sacrifice.

Hard to believe it will be 10 years since Pat Tillman's death.

April 22, 2004- Pat Tillman, who gave up his NFL career to join the Army Rangers, was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan.  Initially, the Bush Administration lied to the American people by saying Tillman was killed in an enemy ambush. 

Most people may remember Tillman wearing #40 while playing for the Arizona Cardinals.  But, I remember Tillman wearing #42 and playing for Arizona St.. So please join me as we tackle 42 staircases in Echo Park and Silver Lake.

The reason this stairhike starts at 2pm is that I'm doing Pat's Shadow Run that morning and want to make sure I have enough time to get to Echo Park.







I also want people to remember Marie Tillman, Pat's wife and now President of the Pat Tillman Foundation!

This hike is not affiliated with the Pat Tillman Foundation, which raises money for Veterans and their spouses.  The hike is named after him to honor his great courage, sacrifice, and to bring more awareness to his heroic actions and the cover up that followed!

Meeting Place:

Chango Coffee
1559 Echo Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Time: Please arrive at Chango by 2pm.  Walk will start promptly at 2:15pm.

Parking: There is free street parking on Echo Park Ave. and other streets near Chango.

Pace- Please be honest about your conditioning level!

Fast, workout pace.  This walk isn't meant for pictures or as a social stroll.  Of course you can take pictures but you need to keep up with the group.

There will be 2 breaks along the route.  Otherwise we will not have any other rest breaks.  We do keep a good pace.

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.


About 15.5 miles.  Walk will take about 6 hrs.

We will pass Echo Park Ave. a few times during this route.  So there are some chances to bailout early.

1. Delta Up 125

2. Grafton Down 64  

3. Fairbanks Up 28
4. Montana Down 72
5. McDuff Up 74
6. LV Terrace Up 64
7. Avalon Up 192
8. Baxter Up 231
9. Donaldson Up 143

10. Valentine Up 129
11. Landa Up 151

12. Peru Down 114

13. Corralitas Up 133
14. Earl Up 219
15. Loma Vista Up 182 Down 166

16. Edendale Up 134.
17. Cove Up 198
18. Preston Up 39
19. Fargo Down 29
20. Avalon West Up 125
21. Ewing-West Up 129
22. Delta Up 39
23. Mohawk Up 111
24. Berekley Up 20 Down 15
25. Angelus Down 177
26. Silverwood Ter S Up 82
27. Easterly Ter. S. Up 89
28. Silverwood Ter N. Down 104
29. Easterly Ter. N Down 76
30. Occidental Down 25
31. Effie Up 82

32. Cicero Down 90

33. Swan Pt.1 Up 77
34. Swan Pt.2 Up 110
35. Swan Pt.3 Up 100
36. Landa Pt.3 Up 84
37. Kenilworth Up 73
38. Tesla Up 111
39. Glendale Pt.1 Up 56
40. Glendale Pt.2 Up 156
41. Cove Up 163
42. Fanning Up 108

Total Steps 4589

Steps Up 3757

Steps Down 932


If you're an obnoxious loudmouth or a resident genius-somebody who thinks they know it all and has to tell everybody, please do not sign up.  Just leave the group.  I'm really tired of dealing with these types of personalities on these walks.

All walks should be treated like a workout!

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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  • David

    What a great hike! Thank you everybody for coming and a shout out to the six people who finished! Sorry, I went to Sunset Beer looked around twice and didn't see anybody, even in the patio.

    1 · April 28, 2014

  • Melissa

    Tim, this is the hike/stair climb in Pac Pal/Malibu area I was telling you about; and for whomever else might be in the area to take advantage..

    April 27, 2014

  • Edwin

    Wow, this was a butt kicker!

    April 27, 2014

  • Tony

    how can you not love hiking up steep baxter street. great hike. hats off to those that made it to the end. thanks david.

    April 27, 2014

  • Addy t.

    How do I post pictures?

    1 · April 27, 2014

    • Neill

      Right under the heading of this page

      April 27, 2014

    • Neill

      There is an upload button

      April 27, 2014

  • Tim

    Great course David! Thank you for sharing your hidden stair wisdom....look forward to doing more of these with you.

    April 27, 2014

  • Addy t.

    Thank you David I had an amazing time. You rock!! Looking forward to many more hikes.

    April 27, 2014

  • Neill

    Awesome day yesterday, and thank you David. When I think of a stair master I have a whole new image now.

    April 27, 2014

  • Tim

    Hey David!! This is Adi from Tim's cell because mine died. We are at sunset beer

    April 26, 2014

  • jane

    Hi.. unable to make the staircase hike! It may be too difficult. .. thank you!! Jane

    April 25, 2014

  • Melissa

    Good luck on your morning run David & thanks for coordinating. You're an animal !!!

    April 24, 2014

  • David

    If you're interested in doing Pat's Run Shadow Run and help the Pat Tillman Foundation. You can still sign up Sat morning. $40 includes a T-shirt.

    April 23, 2014

  • Jodie

    If you can make this, you can certainly do Sunday's stairhike as well. lol!

    April 22, 2014

  • Vashanti L.

    Hi. Lets see this staircase.

    April 21, 2014

  • Vashanti L.

    Hi. Lets see this staircase.

    April 21, 2014

  • Roy

    This sounds awesome! I wish I could go (it would be my first time with this group) but Kings playoff game starts at 7pm and this will end too late. Hoping you'll do this hike again!

    April 20, 2014

  • Sameer

    David, I would definitely have liked to join this one, but I'm out of town. Hope this one is organized again another time. thanks.

    April 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be in Tempe for the run -- GO DEVILS! ;)

    April 10, 2014

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