Seaview and Big Springs Trails Loop

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Tilden Regional Park

Seaview and Big Springs Trails Loop is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked loop 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 and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.3 miles Elevation Gain: 984 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

Parking off of Wildcat Rd.

hiking
5 hours ago

Wide trail to pass people w ample distance w/ great 360 views when at the highest point. Tip: wear long pants to avoid ticks latching on ya. They live on the talk grass that proliferates in this area and hike. Trail is mostly not shaded. Nice benches and picnic tables nestled along way for a romantic picnic or intra-hike beer.

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rocky
5 days ago

Great trail! Avoid middle of the day, not a lot of shade

hiking
13 days ago

Lots of great wildflowers! Nice and mellow on a Tuesday, enough space to pass anyone else hiking. Parking lot is open 5/19

hiking
14 days ago

Great trail , really easy , good for me I just enjoyed the view and the nature .

hiking
14 days ago

BEAUTIFUL views and lots of wildflowers. We made the hike about a mile longer by going all the way down Sea View trail to the Rd before turning back. The trails were for the most part wide enough to pass others while maintaining distance which was great. Our dog got a tick on the trail by running through some of the grassy parts, so be aware and check your pets! Parking lot at trailhead was open.

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23 days ago

Great Trail with amazing views. Note that informaiton about parking is not correct. The lot is open.

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bugs
muddy
25 days ago

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29 days ago

Great loop with diverse foliage. Lots of good lunch spots to hangout and wonderful views!

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rocky
1 month ago

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1 month ago

Enjoyed it so much, everything including the views, that I did it again!

hiking
1 month ago

Definitely one of my top 10 Bay Area hikes!

hiking
2 months ago

Wildflowers, views of city and bridges.

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rocky
3 months ago

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bugs
rocky
3 months ago

took the advice and went to the left side from the parking lot. The views were spectacular. Open fire road until you reach Arroyo that brings you back on the loop. Tha was my favorite part, small trail, tall trees and just beautiful.

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muddy
4 months ago

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4 months ago

Went to the left coming out of the parking lot - a lot steeper of a trail I think! Great views and then a slow descent (and some ascents again) back to the parking lot. My favorite part was sitting at the bench at the peak with the lovely rock spiral, looking out to the bay :)

hiking
4 months ago

This was a great trail with fantastic views of the bay, SF, and different reservoirs around Berkeley. The trail is very well maintained and it’s dog friendly. But there are dog poops there! Dog owners please pick up after your dog! There is gradual elevation gain which you don’t notice, but you get astounding views as you go higher! Highly recommended!

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muddy
4 months ago

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4 months ago

Cool hike so close to Oakland and especially Berkeley. Not too hard, so you can take your friends that may not be up for something intense, but still some good elevation gain. The main attraction of this is the many great views on Seaview Trail. At one point we had great views of SF and the Golden Gate Bridge to our left, and great views of Orinda, Pittsburg, and the San Pablo and Briones Reservoirs to our right. At other points you can see Mt Diablo, Richmond, Mt Tamalpias, etc. Be sure to go on a clear day! There were plenty of cars in the lot, but still a handful of spots when I showed up (~1:30 PM on a sunny Sunday in January). Oh also there's a cool lil labyrinth at the top.

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rocky
4 months ago

What a beautiful trail. I only went half way through. It was fairly crowded, lots and lots of hikers on the trail. But the views were just gorgeous. Very dog friendly place. My dog isn't always the best when it comes to other dogs so we left early but if your dogs well socialized this would be a wonderful place to bring them! All in all nice hike. For sure a moderate trail some sweet inclines.

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rocky
6 months ago

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7 months ago

Beautiful hike. A little rocky, but a very wide trail and overall an easy one. If it's open (closed during winter), you can also park on S. Park Dr where Quarry Trail, Lower Big Springs Trail, and Big Springs Trail all converge then do the loop through Seaview Trail whichever way you choose. Highly recommended for a sunset.

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7 months ago

Hidden gem for sure! The uphill isn’t anything too crazy and the view at the top is awesome! I went counter clockwise and got to the view faster but this might make the incline harder. Lots of benches with great views, recommend taking a quick stop at all of them!

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rocky
7 months ago

nice view at the top got a lil lost halfway super rocky could slip need shoes with grip half shade half sun good fast hike 2 hours running intervals and getting lost for 20 minutes lots of incline

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rocky
7 months ago

Not my favorite hike in the bay and probably will not do it again anytime soon. The trail is way too rocky and easy to slip if you’re just wearing sneakers. The view is nice but would rather do the Wildcat hike for the same view. Lots of uphill which I don’t mind but the rocks made it very annoying.

Trail was a bit confusing, I went too far on sea view and had to turn around to catch a small trail that’s part of loop. The little trail is unmarked, if you blink..you’ll miss it. I really don’t think the little detour is necessary, just loop to big springs trail instead. Beautiful trail and nice hike.

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rocky
7 months ago

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