Seaview and Big Springs Trails Loop

MODERATE 296 reviews
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Seaview and Big Springs Trails Loop is a 4.3 mile lightly 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
908 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

Parking off of Wildcat Rd.

hiking
10 days ago

Awesome trail run, a little rocky, moderately challenging, but absolutely beautiful views on a clear-skied morning. It is perfect for a sunrise hike. We saw a couple deer and only one other person on the trail so early in the morning. Not very shaded if you go on a hot day, but the eucalyptus trees Are plentiful along the trail.

trail running
23 days ago

So gorgeous! Get ready for a lot of hills with loose rocks.

hiking
1 month ago

Yaaaaaaaaaaas

3 months ago

Super fun!

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Solid trail with great views. It is open for about half of it (so sunny) and rocky. If starting from the Quarry Trailhead, going up via Seaview trail and coming back via Big Springs trail is the more strenuous route.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

If you like hiking in nature and quiet surroundings this is not trail to take.

3 months ago

Excellent hike with spectacular views. Brought the kids and the dog along too. Great workout on a summer day because it can get quite hot out there. Bring plenty of water and be ready with the camera.

hiking
3 months ago

Enjoyed the workout because it's a pretty hot hike on a summer day in peak hours. The view at the top is unbeatable. Really enjoyed the combination of shade and sun throughout the entire trail.

4 months ago

missed the loop cut but still good

4 months ago

Looking forward to taking this trail again soon. Breathtaking views at the top of the Seaview Trail.

5 months ago

Wonderful hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice hike. Great micro climates. Good views when it's not foggy, which burned off by 12:30 or so.

5 months ago

Trails are pretty water damaged but it has nice views of the canyons and city (assuming it's not cloudy). Very sunny hike so plan accordingly.

hiking
5 months ago

This trail is okay for hiking. It is mainly fire roads, mostly pretty damaged by this years's rain. Looks like it would be better for a runner.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice hike with varied terrain and nice views in a couple of spots. We did the trail clockwise, which gets the bulk of the incline out of the way right off the bat. We did see a snake laying in the middle of the trail, would have stepped on it if we hadn't been looking down. The trail is quite rocky, with loose dirt / gravel, shoes with decent traction are recommended. I hiked in trail running shoes and did not slip. If you have dogs, beware the fox tails all along the side of the trail, they are hazardous to pets.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful views, butt kicker hills. Not recommend for hot days as there are many spots without shade. Best in early Spring or Fall. Bring lots of water/snacks. Hiked it with three kids -- the 7 yo were troopers and hiked the whole way-- but the 5 yo had to be carried.

hiking
6 months ago

This was a nice little hike on a warm day. Good view of the bay in several spots and of San Pablo Dam.

hiking
6 months ago

Pretty panoramic views at the top and saw some cool things: a hawk, snake, lizards, and birds. About half of the trail has a good amount of shade and tree coverage (which I love) but the path is very rocky so you have to look down most of the hike to place your feet. Path isn't very well groomed. I probably won't do it again but it's worth doing once!

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