Nimitz Way Trail

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Nimitz Way Trail is a 8.4 mile loop trail located near Orinda, CA that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

8.4 miles 1279 feet Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

A loop option from Inspiration Point that offers stunning views of the entire park. This is also the Bay Area Ridge trail From Inspiration Point head north on the Nimitz Way Trail

14 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

If you want astounding 4 bridge views this is the place. Sometimes crowded in the beginning but if you go out to where pavement ends you can see a canyon with coyotes laying in wait for calves of the grazing cattle or even dogs if you are not cautious and allow them to be enticed into the chase. Try it and like it.

hiking
2 months ago

Good trail (or road in some places) with good views.

hiking
6 months ago

I started from Inspiration Point, following the Nimitz Way, Laurel Canyon Road, Meadow Canyon trail, Curran Trail and finally back to where I started. This loop also toke me to the Tilden Nature Area and the Visitor Center.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Paved trail for the first mile or two then there are some trails you can take to get off pavement. Lost of bikers on the weekend. Parking can get tough also on the weekends.

mountain biking
6 months ago

Fun ride and apart from the crazy moggel downhill easy ride

7 months ago

Take Nimitz out beyond where pavement ends, up to the top of the hill for one of the best views in the Bay Area. Four bridges, Mounts Tam and Diablo, Red Tail Hawks and Golden Eagles above and coyotes stalking cattle in the canyon below. It does not get any better than this!

hiking
7 months ago

10 months ago

It was a great hike with beautiful views. It started raining so we had to turn back half way. I would definitely do this hike again. It has paved road with very slow elevation gain through out so it's an easy hike.

2 years ago

This is an awesome easy trail with great views. As a hiker I took this trail slot when I was recovering from an ankle injury because it is mostly paved and even. I still take it for the views. Yes it is leash only for dogs, but the Meadows/Wildcat/Curran loop is just beneath it, and it is off leash. my dog loves both trails.

road biking
2 years ago

When I lived in Berkeley, this was one of my go to bike trails. The trail is paved and wonderful for biking through the hills, with some great vistas. Not as great for a hike, as there are a good deal of bikes.

hiking
2 years ago

dogs must be on leash