Tilden Regional Park From Jewel Lake to Wildcat Peak

Berkeley, California 94709

Tilden Regional Park From Jewel Lake to Wildcat Peak

Tilden Regional Park: From Jewel Lake to Wildcat Peak Professional Guide

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"For seventy-five years, Bay Area families have come to Tilden Regional Park to learn about nature, to play, and to create memories. You will likely see wildlife on your way up Wildcat Peak: a speckled egg on the trail dropped from a nest, squirrels hopping through the trees, a banana slug.

The view from Wildcat Peak is breathtaking, including the San Francisco Bay and the Lamorinda areas. Pass through Rotary Peace Grove, then enjoy a self-guided nature hike on the Jewel Lake Trail on your way back to the well-equipped Environmental Education Center (EEC)."

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"For seventy-five years, East Bay families have come to Tilden Regional Park to learn about nature, to play, and to create precious memories. You will likely see wildlife on your way up Wildcat Peak: a speckled egg on the trail dropped from a nest, squirrels hopping through the trees, a banana slug. The view from Wildcat Peak is breathtaking, including the San Francisco Bay and the Lamorinda areas. Pass through Rotary Peace Grove, then enjoy a self-guided nature hike on the Jewel Lake Trail on your way back to the Environmental Education Center, a well-equipped visitor center. Trails Surface: Single-track dirt path to the double-track Wildcat Peak Trail." Read more
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"This scenic loop hike takes you from the Tilden Park Environmental Education Center to the summit of Wildcat Peak via the Jewel Lake, Sylvan, Peak, and Laurel Canyon trails. Terrific views of the Bay Area and a variety of plants and birds keep this route interesting throughout. This route may be very muddy in wet weather. Go through the Environmental Education Center and from its back deck walk north across the lawn, following a sign for the Jewel Lake Nature Trail and a trail post with the Jewel Lake emblem, a duck with upraised wings. Around you are stands of Monterey pine, coast live oak, eucalyptus, and California bay. After following the Jewel Lake Trail, a single track, for about 100 yards, you come to a dirt road. Cross it and walk ahead about 50 yards on a wide dirt path until ou come to a trail post and a trail veering left. This post has the Jewel Lake emblem, and also emblems for other trails in the Nature Area—Sylvan (three trees), Laurel Canyon (a leaf), and Pine (a single conifer). Both the Jewel Lake and Sylvan trails are left; the Laurel Canyon and Pine Tree trails are right." Read more

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Trail Information

Berkeley
Nearby City
3.8
Distance
610 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
East Bay Regional Park District Headquarters, 2950 Peralta Oaks Ct., P.O. Box 5381, Oakland 94605; 888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757), option 3, ext. 4562; www.ebparks.org/parks/tilden
Local Contacts
Richmond, CA; Briones Valley, CA
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Dec 2018