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Nice other than the power cables overhead.

Amazing views at the top! Nice short but steep hike. Will definitely do again

This route is very heavily trafficked and paved. All Trails says that it is dog friendly however none of the trails that connect to Nimitz Way allows dogs and Dogs must be kept on leash on Nimitz way.

What a great hike! I covered so much ground and went through so many different types of forest, which opened up to various views of the surrounding terrain. I like how the track loops through both the upper and lower sections of Huckleberry, which provided a nice change of scenery on the way back.

I took a couple detours. I walked up the paved path to the water tank in Sibley to look out at the extinct volcano. In Redwood Regional, I headed south to the Prince / Stream intersection to see if the lady bugs were still active. There were a few stragglers, but the thousands that were there in January had moved on. I also walked down to the Grizzly Peak Blvd Overlook close to the end and sat on the graffiti-covered tree to soak in the stunning views of the bay. All in all, I racked up a little over 16 miles. Not bad for a Sunday morning.


Love this whole area you can get to from the farm. Awesome views on the east side/up on the hills, with amazing foliage and presence of lots of animals :)

Not straight forward trail and hours of being lost

This was a nice afternoon hike, with enough of an incline to get your heart rate up. The path mostly shady with a clear nice view from the top. A little slippery in places from the rain last week.

Nice trail, but NOT DOG FRIENDLY. Half of the trail is inside the Nature Area where dogs are not allowed. Dogs must also be on leash for the areas that do allow dogs.

We were looking for a great trail to watch the sunrise - this is it! We were hoping for a slightly more challenging hike, but since it rained a lot the previous few days, we decided to take this trail. Perfect. No mud on the pavement, great in wet conditions. 1.5 hours there and back before work. Such amazing views everywhere... Be careful going off-trail, though - poison ivy all over the place!

11-12-17 Nice day to walk up to the WildCat Peak in Tilden. We parked at the Environment Education center. They had a nice 3D map of the peak and canyon to get there. The hike up was filled with clear views of the bay, its bridges, and surrounding cities. Enjoyed the view at the top, and the Peace Grove with Sequoia trees. I was surpised what a pleasant hike this was.

One I'd forgotten I'd done when I lived nearby.

The Nimitz trail is paved, which is nice for biking, but not really my idea of hiking. Once you reach Conlon, there are some nice views of the San Pablo Reservoir. Conlon is basically a cow pasture and has no shade. I wouldn't hike it on a hot summer day and be prepared to encounter cows.

You can bike this trail, but once you reach Jewel Lake, you'll have to stay on Loop Road to connect to Meadows Canyon Trail.

This trail is listed as hard, but it's not. It should be listed as moderate for the distance.

Paved trail with fantastic views. Great for walking, running and biking.

Great loop - paved and trail route. Can get hot so bring water.

This trail takes you from the Inspiration Point staging area to Wildcat Peak and back. Nimitz trail is paved, which is great for bikers or walkers, but not really my preference for hiking. You'll go through a variety of vegetation and trees. After the half-way point, you'll get off Nimitz and onto some real trails. At this point, you're in the Tilden Nature Area, where dogs are not allowed. Bikes are also not allowed once you get off Nimitz Way.

Pretty trail through gentle rolling hills. There's a core loop that's good for biking since it's paved, and some offshoot trails that are slightly steeper and are rich in wildlife. We saw lots of rabbits, quails, gophers, lizards, and a falcon.

This should be reclassified as easy/moderate.

paved loop. 9 miles long. It's not what i was expecting but it was a good 3.5 hr walk. because this trail was rated "hard" I was expecting steep inclines or stairs or something. wasn't expecting a paved road. But all in all it was a good 3.5 hrs spent. great views.

10 months ago

i run the Nimitz Way paved path pretty often, which is a nice way to get in 8 easy miles with nice views & cows that pay you no mind. i've also run/hiked the other trails without incident. but the last time I did this loop (07/01), a young steer of about 800 lbs bucked at me on Conlon midway up. i did all the normal things - distanced myself from it & walked slow. after i passed it & was getting back on the trail (he was standing just off the side) i heard it taking steps. when i turned around, it was walking toward me & started to buck! not cool!! there were 3 other herds blocking the trail on my way up so i ended up walking next to the fence getting foxtails everywhere instead of having another potential pissed off cow situation. it was kind of awful.

Not a hard hike, but a solid road run when using Nimitz as an out and back. The pavement can get pretty hot, but cools off once you hit the back end and it opens up to the sea. If you prefer to run in gravel, you can usually run alongside of the paved trail. The only thing that is unfortunate about running this trail are the cattle guard grates. It is a great trail to enjoy the scenery while exercising, but I would not consider Nimitz as s a "destination" hike.

Trail starts passed the Little Farm. It's a steady little climb and then peaks at the top, then a steady decline. Internet access to use map is accessible. A couple of decent parts to pull over and pick nick. Not any huge spots or fields but a couple of places to put a blanket. Need to follow the map because trails aren't obvious. The wildcat peak is often just referred to as peak trail. Decent view of the city when clear. Took my mom and I about an hour and a half.

Fun loop! Half of the trail is paved and the rest is dirt trails. I would recommend taking your phone or download a map so you don't get lost. It was pretty windy but a beautiful little hike.

as a tip, dogs are actually not allowed on the part of wildcat creek trail that passes through the tilden nature area, so you will not be able to complete this loop with a dog, as i discovered on saturday! still a nice hike, but i wish there was a way to loop.

We hiked along Nimitz Way from Inspiration Point, Tilden. This was an out and back hike/walk along a paved walkway took us along the ridges from Tilden Regional Park into Wildcat Canyon Regional Park. The weather was cool, cloudy and sometimes windy. This trail was perfect for this condition. The hike was 8.3 miles and we had a great time.

This is not a hard trail, it is however longer and beautiful. The spring is gorgeous up here, get out when the grass is green.

We hiked along the Nimitz Way from Inspiration Point, Tilden Park today. The hike was an out and back walk along a paved walkway took us along the ridges from Tilden Regional Park into Wildcat Canyon Regional Park for a total of 8 miles out and back. The weather was windy and rainy with an interesting ambience.

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.

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