Tilden Wildcat Gorge

MODERATE 107 reviews
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Tilden Wildcat Gorge is a 4 mile loop trail located near Berkeley, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
721 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

horseback riding

forest

views

Pine laden, hilly trails along a stream in a wooded canyon. A couple excellent views of the Bay. Take Selby trail to Wildcat Gorge trail. Run along a stream (water flows even in the summer, which is unusual in the Bay Area) on pine needle and Eucalyptus leave laden trails. Take Mineral Springs trail, then left on Seaview trail. Left on Curran, left on Wildcat, right on Lake Anza and Left on Selby trail to return to your starting point. Park maps are available at most trail heads. Dogs allowed on leash in developed areas/under voice command in undeveloped areas of the park; no dogs permitted in Tilden Nature Area

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5 days ago

Good hike. Not too difficult. Wildcat Gorge trail was very nice, but there were so many flies I didn't really slow down to enjoy it. Curran trail was still muddy on the climb up from the lake, which was surprising for late June. You can bike some parts of this loop, but not the whole thing, so mountain biking should be removed from the list of activities.

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Very moderate hike...slight incline but not at all difficult or a struggle if used to hiking. Beautiful open meadows followed by secluded trees

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