Turn right on Belden, and walk almost to the
intersection of Rodgerton, to just past 2917 Belden, turning left up 117 steps. This
stairway has several landings, unlike the long unbroken flights which lie ahead on the
tour. The landings, however, are only at the bottom, and the top is a fairly stiff climb.
This is also the duplication, so turn about face at the top and walk back down to Belden.
A half-hour's walk, preferably in the cool of the early morning, provides a complete tour
of Hollywoodland's historic stone staircases, with only one duplication.
From the Beachwood Market, walk west a short block on Belden and turn right on Woodshire.
Just before 2795 Woodshire, turn left up the first stairway: 124 steps, emerging between
2872 and 2882 Belden..
Turn left, and turn right down 138 steps between 2950 and 2960 Belden. The
center divider of this lovely staircase once consisted of planters, but they have now been
cemented over. At the bottom, you are at the intersection of Beachwood and Woodshire..
Cross Beachwood and turn right for just a few steps. Between 2800 and 2810
Beachwood, turn left up 144 steps on a fine stone staircase leading to 2835 Westshire.
Turn left, walk down Westshire to Beachwood, and turn right. (If you want to
walk down an extra 144, of course, and don't mind another duplication, you could simply
walk back down the staircase to Beachwood and then turn right.)
Walk up Beachwood to the next staircase, the longest, between 3020 and 3030
Beachwood. These 176 steps emerge just opposite 3062 Hollyridge.
Turn right on Hollyridge for the longest level walk of the tour. At the
intersection of Pelham Place (just beyond 2831 Hollyridge), turn right down 149 steps,
emerging between 2744 and 2748 Westshire. Turn left. You are half a block away from the
Your score: 561 steps up, 404 down. A few more times and you'll be in shape for
No doubt you noticed the sorry state of repair and maintenance of these
stairways. They are almost all overgrown and unswept, and many of the steps are breaking
up. About two or three years ago, the City sent out a repair crew, which added a veneer of
about a quarter-inch of concrete to many of the steps. As might be expected, the veneer
was worse than nothing, and its crumblings only add to the appearance of disrepair.
The Hollywoodland Homeowners Association has succeeded in having these
stairways designated as a historical landmark.
to Hollywoodland.org for this information and map