We only hiked up the Panoramic Hill (probably less than 2 miles up and down). Beautiful scenery of the Bay. Moderate traffic with lots of dogs and families. Good for children too if they are up for the uphill challenge, especially the last climb up the Panoramic Hill. The view was rewarding!!
The total hike was 7.5 miles. Sometimes covered with tree, sometimes not.Though we climbed more than 1000 feet, but as it was not a continuous uphill path, we didn’t face too much difficulties. It was great for exercise. The trail was not at all crowded. Very few people were hiking with us. Even sometimes we three were alone on the path. It was an enjoyable hike...
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Very simple walk up a fire road. There are some off road portions but not many. Good for casual walks.
There is an AC Transit bus close to the end of the hike that will take you right back to downtown Berkeley if you don't want to walk back down. The bus is the 65.
The trail was overall okay. it had one uphill section towards the beginning that was the most difficult, then it was fairly easy from there on out. you maybe get 2 pockets of good views of the uc campus and of the bay. there are better east bay trails out there though.