Asked on Jul 20, 2018

How to make a stepping stone path on a slope

by Ginikay
  4 answers
  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Jul 20, 2018

    Cut the dirt to resemble steps. Then place your pavers

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jul 20, 2018

    Make some mini tiers going up or down the hill, whatever your case may be. That may be the easiest way, at least to me. You can make the tier however deep and wide as you need to make the path you want and won't have to go all the way across the slope tiering it that way.

  • Shuganne Shuganne on Jul 20, 2018

    Well, this depends on how steep the slope is, and what kind of stepping stones you had in mind.

    This website answered questions I hadn't even thought of:

    Houzz had some good thoughts, too:

    The only other advice I've heard is to plan it for the backyard or garden, not for the main entrance. I'm sure you'll still have other questions, so please write, we're always glad to hear your questions and success stories. Take plenty of pics along the way and share your finished beauty! Thanks, Shuganne

  • Mindshift Mindshift on Jul 28, 2018

    I have a short but steep slope down to a footbridge over a seasonal creek. Most of the time I could just walk down the slope, but during one rainy period my feet went out from under me and I had a hard sit down.

    I decided to put in some stair-step concrete pads. My pads measure 16"x16"x4" tall, and like Ann suggested I cut steps into the slope. I tilted the pads into the slope because I knew that over time the ground would move. The pads stayed in place for half a dozen years, but I now need to reset some. In the photo below you can see that only the two pads inside the green rectangle remain where they were originally set. Those in the red rectangle are tilting precariously.

    The steeper the slope the more often you should check such steps for movement. If your slope is very steep you should build wooden steps sitting on posts anchored in the ground.