Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Tilden Regional Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I love this place! Perfect for a quick workout and you can take a swim at the end. If you make a left up the hill after you walk over the stone walkway next to the water there’s a really cool handmade bench that you can hangout and get a beautiful view of the lake from.

good trail. looks like trail crew got about halfway before finishing. lots of shade. not much of a view. saw two coyotes traveling together.

hiking
17 days ago

I would recommend this trail for anyone who wants a quick moderate hike with an amazing view. Some spots are pretty narrow, but all in all it's a great home with some moderate incline and a great view.

Beautiful hike. A little rocky, but a very wide trail and overall an easy one. If it's open (closed during winter), you can also park on S. Park Dr where Quarry Trail, Lower Big Springs Trail, and Big Springs Trail all converge then do the loop through Seaview Trail whichever way you choose. Highly recommended for a sunset.

This was a really nice hike with a great view.

Nice morning walk. Mostly shade with some sun exposure. Beautiful views of SF, the Bay, and bridges from the ridge.

As of 10/18/19, Curran Trail closed for tree maintenance, so this became a 4.5mi out-and-back.

hiking
29 days ago

Very jungly and scenic hike. Short and easy.

Lots of doggos running wild. But otherwise nice flat trail with lots of shade, would repeat. Easy to get to by bus.

Hidden gem for sure! The uphill isn’t anything too crazy and the view at the top is awesome! I went counter clockwise and got to the view faster but this might make the incline harder. Lots of benches with great views, recommend taking a quick stop at all of them!

Go counter clockwise from Inspiration Point parking lot. We made the mistake of going clockwise and hiked uphill in the sun. Still enjoyable!

nice view at the top got a lil lost halfway super rocky could slip need shoes with grip half shade half sun good fast hike 2 hours running intervals and getting lost for 20 minutes lots of incline

hiking
closed
rocky
1 month ago

Lake was closed cause of algae but trails ok.

Not my favorite hike in the bay and probably will not do it again anytime soon. The trail is way too rocky and easy to slip if you’re just wearing sneakers. The view is nice but would rather do the Wildcat hike for the same view. Lots of uphill which I don’t mind but the rocks made it very annoying.

This is a very nice hike if you are looking for a peaceful walk surrounded by trees. No views or panoramas but a relaxing hike. You will find a youth campground that provides potable water about halfway through. I recommend this trail!

Trail was a bit confusing, I went too far on sea view and had to turn around to catch a small trail that’s part of loop. The little trail is unmarked, if you blink..you’ll miss it. I really don’t think the little detour is necessary, just loop to big springs trail instead. Beautiful trail and nice hike.

Ok, but not one of my favorites. In early fall, there is not much to see other than the brown, Maybe it would be better in the green of Spring. Walking counter-clockwise, most of the uphill is in the shade while most of the exposed sections were downhill. Clockwise would be the opposite. Not sure I would rate this as "easy". It is not especially difficult, but it is not a flat, wide, simple trail.

Easy trail with a few other hikers. Mostly a wide dirt road the whole way. Dog friendly

The view at the top is spectacular. There’s a perfect picnic spot at the top with a 360 degree view of the bay and San Pablo Reservoir. Shady hike up (if you go counter clockwise) which is always welcome. And we saw a coyote in the middle of the day!!

Mostly a paved trail. Great view at the top but not an impressive trail, especially compared to other nearby trails.

An easy loop that has lots of flowers in the spring but can be exposed and hot in the summer. It offers a great view of the bay and city from the top.

Great hike! The trails are almost all single tracks. Wildcat Peak is a cool spot. Great views of the bay. It was a fun trail run on the way back down the hill.

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful trails! I really liked the boardwalk section along the east side of the lake. Went there early on a Monday morning, so not a lot of people, but I saw a coyote.

Went from sea view trail to vullmer trail. Loop is moderate easier on sea view and harder on a way back on vullmer. Beautiful unobstructed views of the bay and reservoir.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Beautiful day for hike, though there was not much coverage. Some amazing vistas from Seaview. No water at Quarry or anywhere along this loop (ie, bring lots of your own)

Absolutely beautiful views! Some of the hills are pretty good, but the terrain is plenty varied so you have chances to catch your breath!

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