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great views of the bay

Moderate trail. Best in the early morning since there's not much plentiful shade on this loop.

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.

Beautiful views of the ocean! It gets a little sunny but great running and biking trail.

Great climb with shade and sun. Wide trail. Not too jammed with people but in the middle of lots of UC Berkeley Science buildings - sometimes you only want to see trees but still great route in Tilden.

Killer views though a little foggy and overcast early in the am. Moderate inclines but totally worth it. Not too many people for a Sunday morning, which is a plus

steep hike but views great with both sun and shade.

Really challenged me. I injured my knee recently and was not sure if I could hike the whole trail, however I was surprised that I did. Good workout and my dogs slept all the way home

hiking
1 month ago

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.

Really challenged me. I injured my knee recently and was not sure if I could hike the whole trail, however I was surprised that I did. Good workout and my dogs slept all the way home

hiking
1 month ago

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.

I went thru the Seaview Trail connecting from Vollmer Trail. Nice short trail in Tilden Park. Some nice tree grove areas & views of the Bay.

hiking
1 month 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.

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.

can get pretty muddy at times, but a perfectly moderate hiking challenge with breath taking views. not too crowded, and dogs are allowed.

2 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.