Explore the most popular birding trails in Wildcat Canyon 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.

trail running
6 days ago

Couple of steep ups and downs, lots of loose dirt as well as rutted out hard pack. Excellent views of the bay when there isn’t cloud or fog cover. Saw a coyote, cows, lizards and a couple of hawks. Definitely a nice trail for a run. Had to walk a couple of the steeper sections because I’m new to trail running and don’t have my fitness level up high enough to run this entire trail. Overall a good experience and challenge. Will be back again.

on a clear day the views would be spectacular

Havey Canyon is currently impassible due to a downed tree. Had to turn back.

Beautiful views of the Bay Area, seeing from Vallejo all the way around to SF. Some good steep sections, but moderated by downhill and flat sections. Most of the hike cooled by ocean breezes.

1 month ago

Lovely loop. Clark Boas portion has some shade too. I had to hop a fence near the Mezue trail intersection to stay on the loop, but there were clear signs of use.

I hate to write reviews because I enjoy finding gems such as this gorgeous, undercrowded hike, but this might be mine and my 4 legged friend’s new fave hike in the area. Little traffic, gorgeous views, getting that JLo butt workout in (for both myself and my Corgi’s butt), and one happy and exhausted pupper. Parking is limited, next to an elementary school, not sure you can park there. Go early. I went on a Tuesday at 9 and finished around 11 which included stops for pictures. I think best time to go may be around 7 or earlier.

P.s. saw horses, actual cowboys rounding cows up on horses, and a bull.

2 months ago

It feel so good in the morning for hiking

2 months ago

One of my favorite hikes in the Bay. It has it all, climbs, scenery, two parks, views for days, turkeys, turtles, cows, hawks, a lake...you get it. Go early on a hot day, bring water, layer and be prepared to take lots of pictures.

This is a beautiful hike with thigh burning climbs that bring you to hands-down, the best panoramic views in the Bay Area. Bring water because there is limited shade and layers because the wind can be gusty at the top.

Great trail with beautiful views of the cities!

Dramatic views; and some good, steep, little inclines. Made it without too many skids, even tho it was pretty dry. Tho I have to say, paved Wildcat Creek Trail is an anti-climactic ending. An otherwise great hike.

A good alternative to Belgum

Back part of loop not maintained with trail sign actually reading dead end.. Extremely windy in sections. Our staff meme day and cold and cloudy but I could imagine stunning views. Ground extremely hard.

2 months ago

3 months ago

Awesome trail. Wildcat has some great trails and is especially good in the spring.

trail running
3 months ago

You’ll definitely get the uphill to work your back and legs.

It was a great hike! Like the previous comment said- go clockwise so you’ll hit the hardest part first. The views and breeze were amazing!

3 months ago

This is a fun loop with some good incline and fantastic views, however the last part of the loop is unmaintained during the summer months. Today it was extremely overgrown and lots of ticks. If you have a long haired dog I recommend staying on the wider trails. Great trail for mountain biking and trail running.

Awesome views with Panoramic look into the bay.

Beautiful views

This loop has significant incline but the views are out of this world. San Francisco, Oakland, Marin, Richmond, El Sobrante and Pinole Valley Watershed are all visible from this hike. Trails can get a bit muddy after it rains.

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

7 months ago

Great hike and beautiful view. the only bad thing is that there's a lot of cow pup


Nice views in the second half. Saw couple of foxes :))

9 months ago

nice full moon hike

Lots of hills and amazing views!

on Clark Boas Trail Loop

trail running
10 months ago

Great trail with views, wildlife and elevation gain. Can be a bit muddy after it rains and hot during the summers. Horseback riders and mountain bikers frequent this loop. Lots of hawks, coyotes and cows. There are a number of trail options so you can extend or shorten your loop based on your preference. Parking is available at the end of Clark Road. Make sure to shut the cattle gates when you enter the park.

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