Wildcat Gorge and Lake Anza Loop

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Tilden Regional Park

Wildcat Gorge and Lake Anza Loop is a 1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Berkeley, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.0 miElevation gain137 ftRoute typeLoop
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Loop trail that wraps around Lake Anza. An excellent spot for birdwatching, fishing, or going for a swim This trail sees a lot of use on the weekends, mostly by families and people walking their dogs. Some parts are a bit technical and there is no paved trail around the lake, but it offers a nice view of the lake and connects with the Selby Trail along with a few others. Weekdays are best here, especially during the summer months.

Bathrooms, a swimming area, and two main parking lots. The upper parking lot is closed during certain seasons for newt protection.

From University Ave. take MLK Drive to Marin. Continue across the circle and up the hill. Make a left on Grizzly Peak blvd. and a right on Sunset lane. This turns into Wildcat Canyon Road. Follow signs.

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Kevin Gomes
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The last park wasn’t dog friendly so we only did 4 miles. Great hike tho

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L F
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John Herring
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WalkingMuddy

Nice trail but could not be classed as easy or kid friendly

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Tyson Quick
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Sheila Adams
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It was a rainy day so the footings were slippery. This is no paved family trail for a stroll around the lake. Found myself scrambling up and down rocks and avoiding roots from trees.

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Sara Patino
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Jenna Williams
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Joseph Sandillo
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Oh Pretty easy, mostly wooded and nice walk. Just a very busy trail including kids and dogs

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ryan corpuz
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Elvira Figueroa
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It was a beautiful walk, some areas are rocky and slippery but nothing too strenuous. My pup loved it

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Jen Yen
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One part of the trail around the lake had a tricky part to pass as it was super close to the water and you had to hang onto a tree root

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Steve Mallen
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Would probably rate this medium instead of easy due to some rocky areas but overall a very nice trail close to Berkeley

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Tracey Brown
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Pretty rocky but not too bad

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Maureen Oboyle
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Anthony Moore
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Clark O'Niell
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Was definitely more challenging than we expected given the “easy” rating. The trail is rough and not super well marked in places.

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angie g
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Mike Bond
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Really nice trail. Not too hard and can be extended by making a loop around the Lake. A little crowded on weekends but still enjoyable.

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Alice Baldridge
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Pretty damp quiet morning. Not too muddy and the very few people on the trail were abiding by social distancing protocol.

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Hema Sha
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It’s not easy trail. Will say moderate. It’s rocky, muddy, slippery. View around the lake is good. May be hike is good for summer. We did in February

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Jeremiah Chacha
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abhin thapa
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