Lake Anza Trail

EASY 18 reviews
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Lake Anza Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Berkeley, CA that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.3 miles 206 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

river

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

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.

walking
1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

Very easy all levels walk around small lake. There is also a supervised swimming area and fishing is allowed.

hiking
3 months ago

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.

4 months ago

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.

mountain biking
4 months ago

very nice trail beautiful scenery trail was a little steep for me

5 months ago

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.

walking
6 months ago

Neat little barefoot walk

6 months ago

1 year ago

cross country skiing
1 year ago

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

1 year ago

walking
1 year ago

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.

1 year ago

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1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Easy, relaxing and super fun for kids. Pretty much shaded all way

hiking
2 years ago

Lake Anza trail is an excellent hike! Challenging but not too strenuous - brought our kids (ages 7-14) and they really enjoyed it.

Believe the signs - rough trail ahead! There are a few areas that climbing is required - an the benches along the way were great!

hiking
3 years ago

Arrived to Inspiration Point with the intent to hike the Nimitz Way Trail. My hiking buddies decided to do a shorter hike. Ended up going down Currant Trail to Lake Anza then circle the lake and went back. We got side tracked for a moment but ended up back to Vista Point after a couple of hours. These trails are well maintained and they strategically placed benches at different parts. We sat down for a water rest at the lake donated in memory of an 8 year old boy who loved this lake. We loved it too.

trail running
3 years ago

Fun trail if you're looking for a short loop to run laps around. Do it on a weekday though, weekends the trail gets full of lake goers. The better way to do this is by doing the Selby-Lake Anza-Wildcat Gorge loop.