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    El Cerrito, California

    San Pablo Ridge Trail

    San Pablo Ridge Trail Professional Guide

    Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

    "This 6-mile loop takes you from a starting point at 180 feet to the top of San Pablo Ridge at 1057 feet. Start on the paved Wildcat Creek Trail, which climbs from the parking lot in an easy grade. At 2 miles, you’ll meet up with the Mezue Trail, where you’ll take a left. After crossing a cattle gate, you’ll begin to climb again, but the views will keep you going. As you continue to climb, you’ll think the ridge is within reach, but the trail dips right and you’ll lose ground until you get to the junction with the San Pablo Ridge Trail at 3.3 miles."

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    Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

    Jason Fator
    "Okay, you’re new to the Bay Area and wondering, “What is the wildest place I can get to where even the thought of civilization will melt away?” Try Wildcat Canyon Regional Park just east of Richmond. You’ll be amazed how quickly you can get back into the grassy canyons, where deer, coyote, bobcat, and all manner of birds roam and flit around." Read more
    Wayne Cottrell
    "The San Pablo Ridge Circuit is a 22.3-mile clockwise loop around San Pablo Ridge, which forms a spine along the northern East Bay hills, separating Berkeley, El Cerrito, and Richmond from San Pablo Reservoir and the Briones Hills. The ridge separates the Wildcat Creek Watershed on the west from the San Pablo Creek Watershed on the east. The course is moderately challenging, but not as taxing as some of the hillier rides in this book. The route actually crosses over the ridge at Inspiration Point along Wildcat Canyon Road, at the edge of Berkeley and Tilden Regional Park." Read more

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    1,200 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Trail Type
    Skill Level
    3 hours
    Year-round; but pretty hot in the summer
    200 feet
    Trailhead Elevation
    1,057 feet
    Top Elevation
    East Bay Regional Park District
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