Seaview, Meadows Canyon, Wildcat Gorge, Quarry, and Lower Big Springs Loop

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Tilden Regional Park

Seaview, Meadows Canyon, Wildcat Gorge, Quarry, and Lower Big Springs Loop is a 9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Berkeley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length9.0 miElevation gain1,797 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingMountain bikingNature tripsDog friendlyForestViewsWildflowersWildlife
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The East Bay trail offers scenic views of the entire regional park

Park at the Lomas Cantadas Parking Area

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Tyler Chuck
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HikingGreat!

Lovely loop that covers most of Tilden Park! One section past Lake Anza is steep, but the views are great. Trails in excellent shape. Beautiful flowers blooming in the Spring!

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s saelee
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HikingGreat!

Got to the trail around 10:30am on a Sat morning and parking lot was pretty full, but still able to find parking not too far away. We started at the Seaview trail and got rewarded with an amazing view of the bay bridge/SF on the right side and San Pablo Reservoir on the left side and came back via the Quarry trail. Most of the trails are wide open and even though we went on a weekend, social distancing wasn't much of an issue. The only minor issue were the dogs who were not on leash. Most of them were well behave but a couple of them came close to us which we didn't appreciate.

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Dahlia Williams
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Nitin Garg
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HikingGreat!Rocky

This has to be one of the best hikes in the bay area I've ever done! Amazing views of entire north bay including San Francisco and golden gate bridge with lots of different terrain.

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B Gall
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Brian Kretz
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HikingGreat!

I’ve been here a few times and it’s a really nice hike. Can get pretty crowded, and there are lots of bikes and dogs. One thing I’d note, a ton of dogs off leash, and a lot of them kinda wander which can be a pain if you’re walking your dog on leash. I take my pup here and we tend to hike at a pretty brisk pace, so it can be a tad annoying to have to stop and say hi to every dog that approaches. Also, if you have a dog that’s a little leash reactive, it’s probably not a great trail for the aforementioned reason

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Stephen Brenna
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Cosette P
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Paved for about a mile in....then there’s some parts of the trail that are not marked so we had to back track a couple times. Great elevation gain and heavily trafficked.

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Nicole Rothschild
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Great trail, but I would say highly trafficked. The views are really great and it’s wonderful if you start early when the fog is still present. The first 2/3 are easy and paved. The lat 1/3 is a little more challenging. Trail is well maintained. There are a few places where you cross a main road but it’s short.

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Tyler Chuck
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Truly one of the best, most complete trails in Tilden with views of everything. You’ll love this one!

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Sarah Mcknight
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The hike started off very beautiful we parked by the train and took the Seaview trail. Lots of trees and shade starts up hill right away. When you get to the peak you can see San Francisco and San Pablo Reservoir so pretty. But there is multiple trails out there and the sign post do not lead you very well. We ended up on a cement road and walked back for several miles up hill and did not see one trail sign , thankfully there is service out there to use gps. Ended doing about 8 miles in 3 hours

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Jeff Allen
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These are my "backyard" hikes that I've done quite often, either because I need to get out and exercise, or because the weather is perfect for some landscape photography, I always come back for more.

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Julieann Dragt
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Lauren Salazar
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Time of hike: morning, early January Overall great route. It’s a mix of sunny and shady / windy, so bring some layers and sunglasses / hat. You get some gorgeous views of both the bay and the reservoirs and hills on the east. Super muddy through Wildcat Gorge, but Seaview, Quarry, and Lower Big Springs we’re mostly dry. Breaks: there are a few benches along the way, but the first stop with more amenities (bathroom, picnic tables) is the Lone Oak picnic area. After that there’s also space near Lake Anza. Time: at about 2-2.5 miles per hour, with some breaks, took me about 3.5 hours

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Troy Cole
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Mila Ioffe
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Went from sea view trail to vullmer trail. Loop is moderate easier on sea view and harder on a way back on vullmer. Beautiful unobstructed views of the bay and reservoir.

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Alistair N.
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Great view of the city; good diversity and mix of sun/shade.

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Sue Stanfield
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Please note this route takes you along the street for about a mile. I had to make some adjustments to run since I did not feel comfortable running on the street to get to the next trail. Plenty of shade, rocky in most areas, benches throughout to rest or overlook the view. Dog friendly, not to secluded.

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Jason Sun
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Great hike with stunning views. Some places are kinda rocky but generally not very strenuous.

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Alix R
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due to all the recent rain the middle portion (Meadows Canyon) of this was soooo muddy! no way around it! bring hiking poles if you have them!

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David Boardman
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Bobby Beck
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2.5 hours hiking fast. Great hike and fsntastic views.

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Zhong Wang
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Came early on a Saturday morning, standing on top of the cloud, absolutely amazing views! A small part of the trail is strenuous, without the app I will for sure get lost.

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Sun Bee
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Jay Choi
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Dahlia Williams
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