Running Staircases in Boston

If you’re looking for a good workout outdoors, there are many great staircases and steps in Boston. Browse our map to find the best outdoor staircases in Boston, Cambridge, and Brookline, and find a staircase for your next run or workout.

Best Running Staircases

Here are our choices for the best staircases in the Boston area (updated for 2021):

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A neighborhood flight of stairs in Charlestown, with a rewarding skyline view at the top.

Harvard Stadium

A popular place to workout with tall flights of cement bleachers for a killer workout.

A long set of stairs that runs through Brookline, leading to Corey Hill Playground.

Doherty Playground

A winding stone staircase in Charlestown with views of the Mystic River.

A shaded, wide staircase in the Roxbury neighborhood.

A Dorchester park with stairs, and a rewarding elevated view.

A set of stairs in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood that’s great for a workout.

A park located in Dorchester that overlooks Boston with staircases ideal for a workout.