The Yard Way Steps

Built in 1944, the stairs drop a total of 314 steps to Pius St. below. They are the longest set of stairs on this side of the Slopes. Cross Shamokin and descend 63 steps to Huron St. and Winters Playground. It is one of a series of small parklets on the Slopes that were placed within a 10 minute walk of any one home. Drop down another 52 steps to Baldauf St. Descend an additional 187 steps past Roscoe St. and Magdalene St. to Gregory St. This last set of 13 steps to Pius St. were rebuilt in time for the initial StepTrek in April 2000. In addition to providing a fascinating tour of this hillside neighborhood, StepTrek encourages the city to make repairs to existing stairways and railings for public safety.

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