School’s out and some kids are about to take a detour with Scorpio.
This location, like the cross at Mt Davidson, still looks the same as it did in the movie.
The steps are located by 15th Ave & Noriega near Grand View Park, north west of Forest Hill. If you stand on Grand View Park looking east toward the ocean Scorpio’s steps can be seen beneath you (below):
The view north on Noriega is identical to the shot in the movie where the bus rounds the corner. Still present are the same streetlight, and fire hydrant next to it, that driver Marcella Platt (Ruth Kobart) drove past in 1971.
Marcella drives the bus uphill to the south as the kids start singing “old MacDonald”…
Today some of the houses in frame 01:24:01 are still the same colour, and the streetlight on the left is still there too:
While not in the movie, only 50 metres north on 15th Ave is the Moraga Steps. The steps are an extension of Moraga St and feature some beautiful mosaic murals created by the local community: