Strawberry Canyon Fire Trail

MODERATE 251 reviews

Strawberry Canyon Fire Trail is a 7.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Berkeley, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
777 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

views

city walk

Explore the plethora of what Claremont Regional Preserve has to offer. An excellent choice if you are visiting UC Berkeley and are in search of an activity. A great spot to enjoy the sunset over the Bay. No bikes allowed.

hiking
muddy
14 minutes ago

Went with A Friedman and Sequoia for 6mi on Sunday Presidents Day weekend 2018. Very muddy at parts from the rain, but the company was good. Not crowded. Not too challenging. Beautiful day!

hiking
muddy
27 days ago

Did this for second time with mustafa, def wear wellies after rain

1 month ago

Good mix of sun and shade, nice views, and cell reception throughout

2 months ago

Did this with my boyfriend this morning who is in a wheelchair and we did about half of it then walked on the road for a bit. It gets pretty steep but nice for a little nature on a Sunday.

trail running
3 months ago

Excellent go-to for a quick run or hike for folks from Berkeley and UCB, but not necessarily a destination from elsewhere. Some nice stands of trees and a few spots with cool views of the bay. Nearby to the Lawrence Hall of Science and UCB botanical garden, both of which are great.

hiking
5 months ago

All I can say is, come prepared if you have not hiked this trail before or even one like it. It will humble you if you are in decent shape, your muscles will burn and turn into jelly, and you will feel accomplished when you reach the top!

Poles or walking sticks would make this an easier trek as the terrain is a little loose at times.

trail running
5 months ago

The hill is a bit more than an easy little incline, in my opinion! But I was running. My legs definitely feel this one.
I went Friday at 1:30pm and saw very few people.

hiking
6 months ago

Fairly easy and nice long walk

hiking
6 months ago

Good hike - views were nice. Parking lot is really small but since we went on a weekday we got a spot. Very steep near the start but otherwise a pleasant hike. Saw lots of lizards and a baby king snake. Got engulfed in a ladybug swarm which was a little strange! Can get a little warm in spots but not bad even in summer.

7 months ago

Relaxing trail with a little bit incline to keep it interesting. Good views but mostly covered by the foliage.

9 months ago

Awesome hike, great workout with beautiful views! Round trip 3h!

11 months ago

fav reg hike for dog, hiking, trail runs and evening strolls

Monday, January 08, 2018

great hike. lots of trail runners, dogs, nice little incline, gorgeous views of the bay

hiking
Sunday, October 22, 2017

hiking
Sunday, September 17, 2017

trail running
Sunday, August 27, 2017

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Amazing hike! Sun to shade ratio is PREFECT!! Our dog loves every minute!

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

hiking
Friday, July 28, 2017

Quick ascent with a great five mile plateau. Some guy was taking a nap up there it was so aces.

trail running
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Mostly flat and lots of shade - really great for a run or a casual walk!

trail running
Friday, June 16, 2017

Started at Strawberry Pool and ran up a narrow path up until the start of this trail. Over brooks and amidst Eucalyptus trees. It is a lovely route that is definitely runable for trail runners. The decline back is the perfect pitch with a few technical areas, not much. A great run while child is at swim lessons at sunset!

hiking
Monday, June 12, 2017

Basically a fire trail that winds out UC Berkeley you can park at either end of the trail. There are a couple of interesting shortcuts through a redwood grove. It is quite popular with professional dog walker's so it can be difficult to find parking at the base. It has great views of the Goldengate. It also has a lot of eucalyptus.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Awesome trail with incredible views

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The first mile, mile and a half are the most challenging with one very steep hill, but it eventually levels out to a wide, gentle uphill fire road. At the UC Berkeley campus building at the top, continue to the left to take a break at the Lawrence Hall of Science and look out over the SF Bay. Plan 3-3.5 hours to make the whole out and back trip. We parked at the bottom of the hill and space was limited to about 10 cars. Beware of leaving valuables in your vehicle as there was lots of glass from a couple of broken car windows.

hiking
Monday, May 15, 2017

This trail is not moderate, it's hard. Steep hills and many of them. Slippery and steep declines too. Better wear a top notch hiking shoe with good traction. Maybe even bring a hiking stick too. This trail is best tackled before noon because the sun is unforgiving up there. The views are absolutely beautiful.

walking
Monday, May 15, 2017

Great hike with spectacular views, especially when there's a clear sky. There's a good amount of shade from the trees on the way. My dog had a lot of fun!

hiking
Monday, May 08, 2017

Short but steep hike to access some truly breathtaking 180 degree views of East Bay, SF, Richmond, the Peninsula, and more.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

beware trail very muddy after rain. if you enter from stone wall make sure you have proper shoes if it has rained recently and maybe a walking stick,

I have to go back again to see rest of trail but views are spectacular even from thr bottom

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

One pretty steep incline, but the rest of the hike was pretty easy. Lots of shade throughout the hike and my dog had a fun time too.

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