Nimitz Way is a 8.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Berkeley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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.

Length8.2 miElevation gain662 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashWheelchair friendlyKid friendlyStroller friendlyHikingNature tripsRoad bikingWalkingrunningForestPavedViewsWildflowersWildlife
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This is a great family-friendly trail that can be completed in a couple of hours. The entire trail is paved, making it a great trail for strollers and wheelchairs and an easy bike ride for children. The trail is relatively flat and features great panoramic views of the Bay Area. The beginning of the trail is fairly crowded, but clears out after a couple of miles. There is plenty of parking at Inspiration Point. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved and it is typically at least five feet wide. There are some cracks in the pavement that might make the ride bumpy for equipment users. The estimated average grade is 3% and there are steeper sections where the grade is between 8% and 10% (at about 1.4 and 3.6 miles) so wheelchair/mobility equipment or stroller users may need assistance.

There are restrooms by the parking area.

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Luisa Guzman Gomez
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Hiking

I thought it was going to rain so I took the paved trail, it was great. (Especially when it was pitch dark in the morning).

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Darrin Tinsley
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Hiking

It's a nice trail to get away from the mud but the parking lot and trail are crowded

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Alan LeClair
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Meryl Katz
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Tara Boehm
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HikingGreat!

Such an easy paved trail with rewarding views of many Bay Area sights!! Very busy- do not go expecting peace. If you go, it should be for the views.

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Jessica H
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HikingGreat!No shade

Only hiked to Wildcat Canyon and back but the views on the way were fantastic! Lovely hike during Winter since its not hot. Great tree area. The pavement is really nice so you and your dog don't get as dirty. Highly recommend.

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Dianne Stanton
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Hiking

Wonderful

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Juaton Boutte'
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Chris Allen
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Andy Deot
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Daniel Thierry
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Mountain biking

Awesome

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Stan Miles
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Mark Ward
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Volodymyr Vovchenko
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Road bikingGreat!
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songyue tang
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Rajan Lal
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HikingNo shade

Easy hike. Low incline. Paved roads, just seems to man made. Prefer more nature walks

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songyue tang
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Blake Balmer
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Sean Mills
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Mountain bikingGreat!
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Grant Scavello
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Hiking

Hiked with Sarah and Tux in the fog!

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Tyler Chuck
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Hiking

Nice paved trail connecting Tilden and Wildcat Canyon. It was windy this morning when I walked. Cool to see some cows on the path.

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Carina Mora
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Mountain biking

Today’s mountain bike ride I started at Tilden Regional Park @ inspiration point and got all the way to Wildcat Canyon Regional Park. I enjoyed the beautiful mountains, cows, Bay Area, to the San Pablo Reservoir. Make sure to bring plenty of water and snacks.

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Simmy Kaur
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Hiking

Amazing trail, beautiful view :-)

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vivek shandilya
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HikingNo shade

Long trail with good views . Paved path all Along. Good for kids and also for prams.

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Nicola G
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Hiking

Great paved trail, accessible

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Brian Gaston
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HikingBugs

full sun, eucs, moderate rolling hills, some cows

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Molly Couto
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Road biking

Amazing views of the hills and the bay. Definitely moderate, not easy (1st timer here...it was a workout!!!)

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Hunter Marshall
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Running

Nice paved trail, extra wide with awesome views of the Bay. Minimal shade. Great for run/walk or casual bike ride. Plenty of parking too.

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Meghan Horton
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Walking

Love this trail. We have been twice - my husband runs and I walk, then we meet up. It’s a nice easy walk and run with minimal elevation changed and fully paved. The first time we went it was completely foggy and therefore not as impressive. But the second time, the views were great! Had no idea I could run into cow pastures on the same trail as a view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Parking is easy to find early on a weekend (we arrived around 8) but when we left around 10 it was packed.

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