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Nice jaunt, great for a short hike, nestled near scenic old town of Port Costa. End up at Bull Valley Restaurant or Warehouse Bar after your hike. Shhhh. Not overrun with tourists ...... yet. Let’s keep this jewel a secret.

Very nice trail! First of all, I love the fact that it’s dog friendly. My puppy loved it, especially he got to play with some other doggies on the hike too. The trail has diverse views, forest, creek, meadow, and valley view. Most of the trail is well shaded, definitely a great hike on a warm day. Would definitely come back to the park and explore more trails.

Beautiful, shaded, good for running, lots of trail options

Awesome hike, started counter clockwise, straight up first 1.3 Miles, then continued climb up to 2.7 Miles. It’s hard as described, if one starts clockwise then it’s less intense. Spectacular view of Oakland, San Francisco, Emeryville, Berkley, Richmond, Lafayette, and Moraga. Lot of wildflowers. 6.7 miles with elevation gain 1,667 feet.

Nice, short and relatively easy hike with great views of the Benicia bridge, Carquinez straight and Carquines bridge. Especially nice during spring with green hills and a few wildflowers.

A tot of tree cover. Great hike for the hotter months

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8 days ago

Such a beautiful trial but very hard to find the entrance as it’s located in a small neighborhood on top of a hill. You must park in the parking lot in the town and walk up Caynon Lake Dr and take a right on Prospect Ave and follow that up. There you’ll reach the trail. Not good for strollers but easy to backpack with a baby. Very dog friendly, you can take your pup off leash but make sure they’re on command as others have dogs both on and off leash. The views from the top are GORGEOUS! And the town is so cool.

Beautiful views

As described, hard but rewarded with awesome views of Bay Area. Never imaged a trail like this will be nested in along those big mansions. The first 3 miles are hard, coming down is challenging too, hiking shoes are a must.

Overall it challenged me, and will do it gain on my next biz trip.

Great views. The trail is a bit rough at some points. Easy to slip on large loose rocks

Loved walking through the forest and how it was a solid 3 miles.

the only issue i have with the place is not the place itself but the irresponsible and sometimes even arrogant dog owners who allow their dogs to go off leash. there is so much info provided by the ebrpd about conservation and the impact of y'alls dogs disturbing the fragility of flora and fauna of the park. there are hella dog friendly nature spots in the bay stop encroaching on areas that really need protection. i'm grateful rangers ticket the hell outta y'all. please humble yourself and get educated and examine your sense of responsibility and care to the future of humxnkind and mama nature.

other than that, what is not to love about this place? been going there since a wee thing with my fam. thx ebrpd, government regulation (ya hear, neoliberals and libertarians?), and tax mula for keeping these parks so accessible, protected enough, and natural.

Definitely a good amount of exercise on the way up but it was well rewarded with beautiful views at the numerous pit stops. I highly recommend giving this trail a try. be sure to pack plenty of water.

Great views and only 3 hard elevations

It was a good hike, pretty much downhill all the way on the Stream Trail, and then bursts of good short climbs on the way back through the French Trail. We saw wild flowers and lots of dogs on the Stream Trail, but once we got onto the French Trail, there wasn't much traffic. The whole trail was quite muddy though because of the rains.

Nice varied views and not too heavily trafficked, apart from near the parking lot. We extended the hike by adding a loop around Lake Anza, which we definitely recommend.

Nice hike, lots of lovely dogs, very pretty but not spectacular. I went during the week l, so there was plenty of parking and many times where I was alone on the trail.

You can extend this hike by walking around Lake Anza.

This trail was so great! We went on a sunny day and enjoyed all the sights and restraints near the path. I definitely recommend this one, for those whole live close.

Took my dog here for a walk. Decent trails, very clean. View of the pier is pretty. Nothing spectacular, but nice for an afternoon stroll! Very easy terrain, not difficult at all. Able to access the beach

Scenic. Good, clean trails. Mostly flat. Loved it!

We started from inspiration point and hiked all the way to vollmer peak via seaview trail.. about 3 miles one way.. We reached around 9 am there were lot of vacant spaces In the parking lot.. There is also a restroom near the parking lot at inspiration point.. Amazing views of San Pablo reservoir , Golden Gate Bridge and the city.. Nice elevation and great workout.

This trail has a perfect balance of scenic trails, distance, and ease. It’s quiet and peaceful with just enough other users to keep from feeling uneasy. Great for walking meditation!

Do it! You will not be disappointed. Views are really great

Can’t wait to hike this again. Dogs ok and most of trail is off leash.

Gorgeous forested hike in Tilden Park. This hike was characterized as “moderate.” I agree. Some steep spots and some rough terrain, but totally doable. #TrailsChallenge2018

fav reg hike for dog, hiking, trail runs and evening strolls

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