Tilden Regional Park: Lake Anza Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Crowded with swimmers on warm weekends, Lake Anza and the surrounding woodlands can also offer a sample of East Bay solitude, provided you pick a quiet time to visit. This easy loop uses the Lake Anza, Wildcat Gorge, and Selby trails. From the parking area, walk east and downhill on a paved path toward Lake Anza. Where the path branches to the bath house, right, turn left on the Lake Anza Trail, here a paved path that borders the lake, and walk north under coast redwood, white alder, willow, and coast live oak. At the next junction, turn right and cross a bridge over Wildcat Creek, home to native rainbow trout and California newts. The creek, which empties into San Pablo Bay north of the Richmond–San Rafael Bridge, gets its start high on the northwest flank of Vollmer Peak, then flows through Tilden’s Botanic Garden into Lake Anza."