Discover the Hidden Stairs in Silver Lake
There are hundreds of hidden stairs throughout the streets of Silver Lake. They are scattered around in various areas, just waiting to be discovered. Many have been painted by street artists like the Micheltorena Stairs shown above, this staircase, in particular, makes more appearances on Instagram than any of its counterparts, mostly because it is easily spotted from Sunset Boulevard. The stairs are painted with hearts and vibrant hues. Climb up 161 steps up the staircase where it splits you out in a residential area of many homes that are scattered throughout the skyline with palms. On the other side of the stairs showcase shimmering water.
You may wonder why there are many hidden stairs throughout the city. The reason being is that LA was a rail town before an automobile become a household item. People used a network of streetcars to get around the city and beyond to other nearby cities. Overall, stairs were built to make it easier for people, mothers, and children to the next stations. Come experience a part of Silver Lake’s historic stairs.