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This is basically my backyard and I love it. So much here to explore

Lovely long walk with varying difficulties, and so close to the city! Traveling clockwise will put the hard hills first. Dogs can be off leash, just beware of roaming cattle. The forest section can get a little muddy and slippery at times, so wear decent footware if it's rains recently.

walking
20 days ago

It’s actually very pretty for being so close to houses and city life. We went on a cool misty morning, and it was quiet and secluded. It was fun to see cows along the trail. If you have more time, you can do the longer loop! It is an easy-moderate hike and a great place to trail run!

Muddy and slippery after a rain at sections.

hiking
1 month ago

This hike was fairly repetitive- it's a lot of rolling hillsides, with cows and wildlife along the way. I wouldn't do it on a hot day, on a foggy winter day it was perfect. There isn't a lot of shade. At the back end of the loop hike we encountered two coyotes on the trail. It was getting near sundown, and I was a little freaked out because I had a small terrier with me. One coyote was on the trail itself, and the other coyote I saw over a ridge playing with a baby calf. It was surreal. The trail itself was pretty flat and got more strenuous at the end with some elevation. Lots of cows, and moderate number of people. If you do the entire trail, it's roughly 3.5 hours of hiking, so start early.

Great views, but not much shade, better hike for slightly chilly day

Great place in the middle of city! Lots of cows and people. Some inclines to start and finished through the woods. Great view of the city! There is a portion of pavement which is my least favorite but on this route, it’s minimal.

Lots of wild life to see. Coyotes, turkeys, cows, deer.

Amazing views of the bay, not a long hike to get to a good vantage point.

saw 2 coyotes, mostly in the sun, lots of hills

Take the loop clockwise for the best views. Take it counter clockwise for more gradual inclines. Overall this is a nice hike, a scaled down version of some of the more demanding, more beautiful hikes in the Bay Area.

trail running
4 months 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.

Wildcat canyon was the first half marathon distance I did

5 months 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.

hiking
5 months ago

It feel so good in the morning for hiking

hiking
6 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.

Good share on the trail in the first and last mile in the Nature Area, but know that dogs are NOT allowed on this portion of the trail. Once you are out of the nature area, the trails are much busier and exposed, so bring plenty of water! There was also a LOT of poison oak along the way and overgrown plants blocking portions of the trail, so dress appropriately.

Once you get up the views are glorious! On a clear day you can see all the way to SF! The second half is through cow pasture.

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.

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

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

trail running
7 months ago

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

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