The Jewel Lake Trail is peace and quiet, and it is good for walking and wildlife spotting. We started at the Tilden Environmental Education Center. We hiked around the Jewel Lake Trail and saw a blue heron in the Jewel Lake. We continued hike up to the Wildcat Peak and enjoyed the view of the entire bay and surrounding cities.
Steve R. on Tilden Wildcat Gorge
After the lake not much to look at. Also half of it is not shaded, so plan for that on very hot days. I would recommend a different hike in this park.
Good little climb with very nice scenery (reservoir on one side, hills on the other). Dog friendly. Good amount of trails to choose from. Main issue is it is crowded...too much for my taste. We did go on a Sunday afternoon so I suppose that is peak usage time, but prefer more isolated.
Dry and hot at 830 am. Did alittle over half the trail out and back due to time constraints. The last 2 miles coming back is mostly uphill but relatively shaded. I'll wait until it cools down though to do this trail again. Didn't see anyone until the last mile. Loved being out there solo.