Inspiration Point to Wildcat Peak is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kensington, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
452 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

partially paved

views

wildlife

no dogs

walking
Friday, November 17, 2017

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!

hiking
Friday, August 25, 2017

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

hiking
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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.

hiking
Saturday, July 22, 2017

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.

hiking
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mountain biking
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hiking
Saturday, October 21, 2017

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

trail running
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

hiking
Saturday, November 07, 2015