Stonewall Panoramic Trail is a 1.5 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 and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length1.5 miElevation gain708 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Park Curfew/Hours: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Park Features: The first inhabitants of this region were the Huchiun Ohlone Indians. They may have used the Claremont Canyon area for hunting and gathering. Today, Claremont Canyon provides the community with breathtaking panoramic views of the Bay Area and the opportunity for a vigorous workout. Trail Highlights: Though this trail has an elevation gain of 945 feet with four very steep segments, there are several terraced spots that provide great opportunities to relax and enjoy the view. Along your hike you will see a variety of vegetation including oak, bay laurel, and eucalyptus trees, California sagebrush, and many other plant communities. Claremont Canyon is also home to a variety of animal species including the black-tailed deer, coyote, gray fox, red-tailed hawk, and the western garter snake. Trail Directions: Begin at the trailhead on Stonewall Road. Enter the park and stay to the right to begin Stonewall Panoramic Trail. The trail will make a sharp right and gradually get steeper. Be aware of many unmarked trails that diverge from the Stonewall Panoramic Trail. Once you reach the top, turn around and retrace your steps back to the trailhead. Website: www.ebparks.org/parks/claremont_canyon

To reach the Stonewall-Panoramic trailhead from Highway 24, exit Fish Ranch Road immediately east of the Caldecott Tunnel. Go up Fish Ranch Road about one mile to the four-way stop. Continue through the stop; Fish Ranch becomes Claremont Ave. Continue for about 3 miles. Make a right onto Stonewall Road and continue for approximately .25 miles to the trailhead. From Highway 13 in Berkeley: Turn east onto Claremont Ave. and continue about .25 miles. Turn left onto Stonewall Road. The main entrance to the preserve is on Stonewall Road, which is a block north of the Claremont Hotel. Parking is very limited on this narrow street. Lock your vehicle, keep items hidden, and respect the residents privacy.

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Ronnie Suarez
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Beautiful views across the bay and the Cal campus. Strenuous uphill hike and trail is rocky.

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Tyler Chuck
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Perfectly beautiful!

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Tyler Chuck
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Beautiful views from the East Bay Hills! One of the trails for a route down is blocked with some bushes and branches that they’ve trimmed just as a warning. Excellent hike!

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Ajax Green
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This is the best trail - hard but gorgeous, lots of people but plenty of space. I hike it every day.

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Lori Petrini
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Woah. Now I know why it’s both called Stonewall and Panoramic.

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A Heng
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Tyler Chuck
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Beautiful trail that’s especially great at sunset. With the daylight lasting until later, it’s fantastic to take a sunset walk after work. Lots of ways to make the trail a loop. People drive up to Panoramic Way to take in the views.

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Emily Phillips
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G Brown
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Tyler Sinclair
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Jacqui Moore
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Angus Wolf
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Clark Villaseñor
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Hayly Peacock
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Beutiful. STEEP. Moderate-Very Populated.

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JASON HEKL
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Clear, crisp morning after rainfall the night before. Muddy and slippery in spots. Views were incredible, but the birds were elusive…though we did spot Pygmy Nuthatch and Red-Breasted Nuthatch.

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Shannon I
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Very steep inclines, but the view is amazing! Contributes in to higher vantage points

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Tyler Chuck
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Beautiful trail on a beautiful day! Nice to see some greenery on the hills now!

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Tyler Chuck
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The trail with the best views in the East Bay is even prettier at sunset!

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Diego Briceno
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if you do the loop on panoramic way expect stepp hills.

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Tyler Sinclair
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Double loop eph

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Vitali Kononov
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Emma Rosenberg
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Steep, stunning views

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Katherine French
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Slow uphill ascent followed by very steep incline to get to top of trail. Stunning views, great place to watch sunset. Lovely architecture at top. Lots of people, esp at top at vista points.

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Milind Nigam
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steep but really nice views

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Virginia Nelson
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After rain well drained

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Adriana Garcia
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A lot of traffic, short, steep, lovely views

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Anika H
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If you go around sunset, keep an ear out for the mating pair of great horned owls! They sit in the eucalyptus trees and call back and forth. So magical!!

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Erik Vargas
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One of the best views of the Bay Area. Hike is pretty steep, so be prepared. The beautiful view at the top is worth the steep hike.

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Karina Drew
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Wide trail with killer incline. I wimped out and took an offshoot trail to The Rock which cut about 600ft elevation gain off my intended route. Heavily trafficked, no litter.

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