Huckleberry Nature Path Loop is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Oakland, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length2.4 miElevation gain439 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsBird watchingrunningForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeOver grownNo dogs
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A short loop option that explores the beauty of the botanic regional preserve. Start from the Skyline Blvd staging area and loop around on the Huckleberry trail.

Small parking area available off of Skyline BLVD.

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Erik Vargas
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Hiking

Great hike! Not too long and not too short, good little work out.

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Chela Delgado
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Hiking

Crowded on the holiday and hard to find spots for passing, but beautiful as always.

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Sara Koerber
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A little tight when passing, but beautiful and nicely shaded.

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Joanna Wong
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HikingGreat!

Nice trail that won't take up your whole day - beautiful scenery & plant life. There are 2 abandoned cars from the 1940s (?) Half buried in the side of the hill, it's in the last 3rd of the loop trail. We climbed up to it & found tons of huge animal bones- probably a mountain lion stash!

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Sarah A. Silvey
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Hiking

Terrible small trail that’s bad for walking during covid

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Eric Eric
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Best smelling trail in the east bay.

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Luigi Anzivino
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Hiking

Beautiful and verdant walk through manzanita groves

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Ryan Gillard
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Jennifer Sims
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So nice with just a few people and NO dogs

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Marisa Wilson
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Hiking

A little muddy but pretty cool. Start lef

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Jennifer Gray
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Ardens Igne
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Gary Stower
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Stephen Hubbard
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Jennifer Eneriz
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Hiking

Signage was present but a little confusing to follow, ended up making a turn too early. But otherwise this trail is beautifully shaded and feels secluded even though there are others present. Enough elevation gain to get your heart pumping.

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Amy Righter
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Beautiful

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Heather Kopeck
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Amy Righter
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Beautiful

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Idan Gazit
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Valeria Fedyk
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HikingGreat!Scramble

Nice shady path, with beautiful vegetation - super super green, and a bunch of different fern varieties! There are also signs for around 20 various plants along the path (though for some of these plants, it was a bit hard to tell exactly where they were - also, some might not be in season right now). The trail is generally quite narrow, with some uphills and downhills - so not super super easy. Also I can imagine it getting a bit muddy after some rain, so best to go on a sunny day after it hasn't been raining for some days to make sure it's dry enough. Most people were doing it clockwise, so if you go I'd recommend going in a clockwise direction too - otherwise you'll end up running into tons of people going the opposite way from you! And that's always a hassle in these COVID times, where you want to keep as much distance as possible between you and others. On that note, going in Dec. 2020 almost everyone (including us) were wearing masks, so make sure you do too. Overall a really beautiful, well marked trail of just the perfect length for a small family weekend hike! :) Also, I really liked how the vegetation and habitat here were much greener than the more yellow-ish landscapes of nearby Wildcat Canyon, Briones, and Tilden parks -- all this green Jurassic park-style plants and ferns made for a really cool experience :D

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Meg McCall
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I have taken about 40 hikes around the East Bay, primarily in Tilden, and this was the most spectacular and scenic one of them all. Modest in length and in elevation, it had such great bio diversity. I recommend that you take the suggested route to the right, which means that for the last segment there is a modestly long elevation climb at the end. Truly lovely. The path is pretty narrow, so I would keep it to one or two people at most.

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Dina Deleon
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Beautiful trail, it gets very windy later in the day. Overall, it’s a nice hike and not difficult. As others have stated the trail doesn’t leave much room for people coming in the opposite direction so that’s the only part that sucks especially with social distancing going on.

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Christopher Scheer
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Hiking

Lovely hike. Actually learned a lot from the plant signs! Is almost all shade, though, except for the viewpoint (small path off upper loop) so it is a bit chilly/gloomy in winter.

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Cassidie Clayton
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HikingGreat!

This hike is beautiful, but not kid friendly unless they are 7 older or are super hikers. If you go left you do end up with the last mile being mostly flat. This hike is a lot of elevation change for young kids. I even heard an older boy saying this was hard. The hike was fun and beautiful even if my kids had a break down a couple of times and I had to carry one pretty often.

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Minesh Patel
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Jenna Flamenco
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Hiking

good elevation and loop trail narrow path

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Will Mamoe
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Bobby Paiz
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Leslie Seder
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Great! Well maintained. Lots of people

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