Looking for a great trail in Tilden Regional Park, California? AllTrails has 40 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 29 moderate trails in Tilden Regional Park ranging from 0.7 to 13.7 miles and from 538 to 1,916 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!


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Tilden Regional Park, also known as Tilden Park, is a 2,079-acre regional park in the East Bay, part of the San Francisco Bay Area in California. It is between the Berkeley Hills and San Pablo Ridge. In addition to major areas of wilderness, the park includes several developed features, including environmental education areas, extensive botanical garden, swimming lake, golf course, model farm, miniature train, merry-go-round, and event venue. Lake Anza is located in the central portion of Tilden Regional Park and is open for swimming from May to September. The swim beach is open May–September while hiking trails and picnic areas are open year-round. Founded in 1936 from former watershed lands, Tilden is one of the East Bay Regional Park District’s three original parks. It was named after Charles Lee Tilden, president of the District’s First Board of Directors. Workers from the Works Progress Administration built much of the park’s infrastructure during the Great Depression. Tilden’s 2,079 acres feature the iconic carousel, steam train, botanical gardens, Little Farm, Environmental Education Center, redwood groves, picturesque views of the bay, picnic areas, and seasonal swimming at Lake Anza.

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

3 days ago

It was a decent trail. It’s great for a quick workout. U have flat land, some steep hills and some small.

6 days 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.

20 days 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.

no shade
21 days 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!

A good trail with some nice views, but one with heaviy bike and foot traffic. A fairly easy hike.

This is a great flat easy 4 mile run to and from Lake Anza. Bring a suit to take a dip after your run!

Very nice trail. Good shade, easy path most of the way. The only difficult part was finding the trail from the parking lot. Lots of trails converge right there. A few steeper spots just keep it interesting.

Amazing it had some hills but nothing too hard. There were plenty of benches to use to sit:)

Great view of the city; good diversity and mix of sun/shade.

This trail was great! I would love to do this when it gets cooler and when the fog is still hovering. A lot of up hill especially right off the bat, I never thought it would end lol! Some trails aren’t labeled very well so we got a little of course and then made our way down the Lupine Trail which was pretty steep going down and very rocky. I suggest wearing hiking shoes as most of the trail is rocky. Beautiful views at the top of the Bay so it was soooo worth it! It was very busy a lot of people but the main trail is pretty wide so easy to pass. A lot of doggies too! I said hi to all of them LOL! It’s about half sun half shade throughout the whole thing so don’t go when it’s super hot or at least wear sunscreen. It was high 70s with a nice breeze every now and then so the weather was perfect!

Nice trail. A little technical in certain spots and easy to find yourself on a different trail if you’re not careful.

no shade
1 month ago

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