McKinley Square near the highway

Think Lombard is San Francisco’s crookedest street? Think again. Meet its less-traveled sibling, Vermont Street, located on Potrero Hill. Unlike the famous Lombard, Vermont has 7 steep switchbacks, offering a more challenging and complex ride. It runs beside McKinley Square Park, a peaceful green space featuring a playground and picnic areas.

While Lombard boasts mansions and tourist crowds, Vermont Street lies in a simpler residential area, and it’s less well-maintained. But its untamed nature makes it worth a visit for those looking to explore the city like a local. So, next time you’re in San Francisco, take a detour to Vermont Street and experience the city’s real crookedest road.