Explore the most popular dog friendly 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.

Awesome hike with lots of pretty views.

Nice incline, with dope views. It’s hella rocky towards the end I suggest hiking kicks over running sneakers.

This is on the easier side of moderate. The first section along the creek is completely shaded and flat. It is a nice ramble. Then, the trail shifts to chapparral as you pass Lone Pine picnic site. It is all uphill, but a gentle incline that makes it easier with patches of shaded bits. The Curran trail brings you back through the tree line and near the beginning of the creek trail. It is a beautiful hike and good for all levels. Nice vistas of the valley and interior of Tilden.

Simply one of the loveliest walks around. It’s amazing to have this piece of nature so close to home. Easy, but there is a relatively steep beginning and end to this trail.

Be advised! Saw a medium sized rattle snake right as the quarry trail meets the lower big spring trail- sitting right on the path. Didn’t make any noise as I passed & slowly went on his way into the brush- gave me enough time to confirm it was certainly a rattle snake! ~6:25 PM

A classic Tilden loop. I prefer starting at the Lone Oak trailhead on the North end of the loop. That way you start with the (moderate) uphill portion and end on the downhill.

Beautiful views of the city and reservoir. Uphill at first so you get the hard work out of the way and get to enjoy the end of the hike without too much work. I would defiantly come back again.

Great view of the Bay also during peak sun time many lizards are out and about be sure to watch your step (I saw a squished on the trail). For bird enthusiasts red tailed hawks and other birds of prey can be spotted using air currents to lift themselves higher.

Great view of the city and the Golden Gate Bridge. I started from the quarry trail head, but you can also start at the big spring trail head. From the quarry trail head, if you hike the loop clockwise, the beginning incline is steeper and you get to the vista point on the top ridge faster, but spend longer time going downhill. I prefer counterclockwise so as to have a steady incline and spend much longer time uphill than downhill. If going downhill via the Seaview trail (counterclockwise) is too steep and the impact on the knees is a concern, you can split off at the point where Lower Big Spring meets Seaview, and then turn back at the point where Lower Big Spring meets Quarry to get a much more gradual decline.

Relaxing, scenic hike. Forest, wildflowers and views of hills in the distance. Less crowded than other trails in the area

Great views of SF and Bay bridge from this park when it's a clear day! The trail we took was nice. We parked at Quarry parking but go early as it's limited parking. This trail is popular due to the views.

Came here with my family. I thought this was an easy trail for me compared to my last hike. This trail was considered moderate too but we finished it quick for five miles. There is not much shade so I recommend wearing a hat. Wear sunblock or go early or during winter or spring.

My only gryp about this trail is the lots of loose rocks. I recommend to wear mid-top hiking shoes as you can easily loose balance or twist your ankle. A few of us could feel it but we were careful. If your clumsy like my daughter you may feel the twist more so be careful people!

I would recommend this for a daily hike or first timers. Oh and also be wary of rattle snakes here as along the trail, many saw a baby one in the middle of the trail that we past. Make sure not to approach it and walk way around it. They are actually more of afraid of you!

Nice, pretty, easily accessible trail. Great weather when I went, so there were lots of dogs, hikers and mtn bikers were on the trail.

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.

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.

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.

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.

You can extend this hike by walking around Lake Anza.

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.

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

If you go clockwise, your climb will be a bit steep to the top, however the descent will be more gradual and pleasant, so if you have knee issues I would suggest to go clockwise. If you prefer a steady ascent but a steeper descent then counterclockwise is recommended.

Several spots with storm damage, lots of dogs and more heavily trafficked than we prefer. Still a decent outing but not something I’d put on my repeat list.

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4 months ago

Amazing views!

Stunning views

Great views if the bay area on a clear day.

We saw 4 river otters in the lake today! Thought they were ducks at first, but googled it and found out that river otters in Lake Anza are really a thing! Super awesome surprise!

Beautiful views on clear days!!

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