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Best trails in Berkeley

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Looking for a great trail near Berkeley, California? AllTrails has 63 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Mount Tamalpais State Park or Mount Diablo State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like McNee Ranch or Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve. Ready for some activity? There are 39 moderate trails in Berkeley ranging from 0.7 to 48.5 miles and from 298 to 1,916 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Berkeley
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#1 - Seaview and Big Springs Trails Loop
Tilden Regional Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
Seaview and Big Springs Trails Loop is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Berkeley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numbShow more
#2 - Wildcat Gorge, Meadows Canyon and Curran Trail
Tilden Regional Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
NOTE: The parking area for this trail is closed due to COVID-19. Visitors can still walk or bike here from elsewhere. Please check the park's website for more information: https://www.ebparks.org/newsShow more
#3 - Panoramic Hill, Chaparral Peak and Strawberry Canyon Loop
Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 31 m
A favorite weekend hike, with amazing views of San Francisco, Oakland and the Bay, seen from eucalyptus, pine and oak forests. A great workout too. Up Panoramic Hill from the Claremont Hotel, along Show more
#4 - Strawberry Canyon Fire Trail
Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 30 m
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 BShow more
#5 - Upper Big Springs, Seaview, and Quarry Trails Loop
Tilden Regional Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
NOTE: The road leading to this trailhead - South Park Drive - is currently closed to vehicular traffic due to COVID-19. Visitors may still walk or bike to this trailhead. Please check here for updatesShow more
#6 - Wildcat Peak Trail via Laurel Canyon and Sylvan Trail
Tilden Regional Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
NOTE: The parking area for this trail is closed due to COVID-19. Visitors can still walk or bike here from elsewhere. Please check the park's website for more information: https://www.ebparks.org/newsShow more
#7 - Upper and Lower Big Springs and Seaview Trails
Tilden Regional Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
NOTE: The road leading to this trailhead - South Park Drive - is currently closed to vehicular traffic due to COVID-19. Visitors may still walk or bike to this trailhead. Please check here for updatesShow more
#8 - Inspiration Point to Wildcat Peak
Tilden Regional Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
Inspiration Point to Wildcat Peak is a 4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Berkeley, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primShow more
#9 - Laurel Canyon, Wildcat Peak, Sylvan, and Jewel Lake Loop
Tilden Nature Area
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
NOTE: The parking area for this trail is closed due to COVID-19. Visitors can still walk or bike here from elsewhere. Please check the park's website for more information: https://www.ebparks.org/newsShow more
#10 - Nimitz Way
Tilden Regional Park
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 3 h 45 m
This is a great family-friendly trail that can be completed in a couple of hours. The entire trail is paved, making it a great trail for strollers and an easy bike ride for children. The trail is relaShow more
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