Lake Anza Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Berkeley, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Loop trail that wraps around Lake Anza. An excellent spot for birdwatching, fishing, or going for a swim This is an easy trail that sees a lot of use on the weekends, mostly by families and people walking their dogs. Some parts are a bit technical, but it offers a nice view of the lake and connects with the Selby Trail along with a few others. Weekdays are best here, especially during the summer months.
Ok.. I hike often and I'm not quite sure why this is labeled as "easy". Maybe because it's short? Well, it's definitely more than a stroll in the woods. There is some rock climbing, some where you have to sit back and think about how you're going to get up there (at least I had to). I chose to hike this after all the rains we've been having, so the trail was extra muddy. People were warning me that they had fallen up ahead. Luckily my shoes are made for this because my kid and I (he was in a pack on my back) really would have fallen a few times if I didn't have grippy hiking shoes.
Overall, a really fun and beautiful trail with a gorgeous waterfall. I will do it again. But I was surprised at the level of intensity, based upon the other reviews.
Very easy all levels walk around small lake. There is also a supervised swimming area and fishing is allowed.
Nice quick trail around small lake. Trail more challenging than first glance. One section, the trail about 6 inches - had to hold onto vine then step with one foot to cross.
some of these reviewers must be smoking something good. they don't know what they're talking about. this is a pretty but narrow and rocky trail around a pretty but small lake. no running laps on this trail, fool.
very nice trail beautiful scenery trail was a little steep for me
Lake Anza was crowded given the holiday. We initially took a wrong turn and made an excursion on Wildcat Gorge trail for a while which was actually our favorite part.
Neat little barefoot walk
Great short trail around a small lake. Rocky roots can make it difficult at times if uneven footing is not your thing. Mostly flat and connects to other fire road trails
Really nice walk around the lake. Not too long but enough to feel like you've got out and about. There's a few spots where it gets a little rough but there were people with dogs and children so it's nothing too extreme.