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Wildcat Canyon to Vollmer Peak is a 10.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Richmond, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 10.6 mi Elevation gain 2,516 ft Route type Point to Point
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This is a car shuttle trip, starting at the Wildcat Canyon staging area in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park, and ending at Lomas Cantadas, near the Steam Trains in Tilden Regional Park. Although there is steep climbing at the outset, much of the point-to-point route is along the top of San Pablo Ridge, a generally level course, and views among the best in the East Bay.

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Anika Holland
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Hiking

The ridges at the beginning are really fun and steep, followed by a few miles of Nimitz way, which is mostly paved and a very gradual incline. Then, up seaview for more great views. If I wasn’t trying to get absolutely all the elevation in I would skip the last short ascent up vollmer peak. There’s not much new to see up that paved path and lots of utility buildings. Took me just over 4 hours.

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Nathan Tsang
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Hiking

I did this hike in an out and back fashion. I started at the staging area near Alvarado Park. Hiked up to the Bonitas Gate Trail, then San Pablo Ridge Trail and the Nimitz Way to the Inspiration Point. From there I took the Seaview Trail all the way to the Vollmer Peak. I returned in the same way. Total was 21 miles with 3,400 ft elevation gain. it took 7 hours to complete.

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Amar Pai
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Wildcat canyon was the first half marathon distance I did

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Clay Simmons
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Michael Lee
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Mountain biking
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Michael Lee
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Arika Gaston
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Miquel Salmeron
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Mountain biking
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Aaron Gonzalez
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Hiking
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Nathan Tsang
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Wendy Wheeler
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Karen Metsos
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Whitney Wachob
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Dennis Kim
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Hiking
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Ignacio Pop
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Carlos A
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Nicholas Greczyna
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Umair Zaman
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Nathan Tsang
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Nathan Tsang
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Eli Fisher
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John Froehlich
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Hiking
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T Von cartier
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Jack Kenny
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Ivan Santana
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Nathan Tsang
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Ron Robinson
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