Explore the most popular wild flowers trails near Berkeley with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

good hike to take in the views. very little shade so a hat and sunscreen a must. I actually parked and started at Inspiration point then took the curry trail to seaview. inspiration point has more parking and an additional restroom. very warm morning. i started at 8:00 am but wished i had started earlier. parking lots fill up fast at either start but did notice people parking along the side of the road.

bring your hiking shoes! very steep uphill/downhill. overall great trail, and beautiful views

Beautiful views on both sides of the second half of the loop. Dog enjoyed it for sure. Wide open trails and reasonable amounts of shade to be enjoyed. Great first hike for the 6 month old boy in the carrier. Only down side is that it comes out to a road at intersection so a little dangerous for the pup. Overall I would recommend to anyone.

Steep climb can be difficult when the gravel is totally dry and loose. Worthwhile views

Goes right by the Anza Lake parking lot.

the view is great! and dog friendly easy hike

Tough steep hills but overall great workout. Enjoyed the views but it was overcast so the clouds and fog covered the view of the city. Cool to be above the fog, though.

More incline than expected, but the views were well worth it. Hot in the summer sun.

Nice views. Better hike in spring or fall and you won't be by yourself. Lots of traffic.

Amazing views. Yes the uphill is very steep and a bit of a challenge but so so worth it!! Definitely will be back

Awesome hike with lots of pretty views.

Nice incline, with dope views. It’s hella rocky towards the end I suggest hiking kicks over running sneakers.

Beautiful hike, highly recommend

Great hike. Pretty steep in stretches, but the views are worth it! We went counter clockwise which seemed to be less intense.

One of my top favorite Bay Area hikes!

Great hike! Really beautiful and varied terrain.
Note that you can omit the loop through Skyline Park to make this hike a little shorter - particularly on a hot day where Skyline is very dry.
Really enjoyed it!!!
You can replenish water and use restrooms at Sibley.

Be advised! Saw a medium sized rattle snake right as the quarry trail meets the lower big spring trail- sitting right on the path. Didn’t make any noise as I passed & slowly went on his way into the brush- gave me enough time to confirm it was certainly a rattle snake! ~6:25 PM

Great views and steep but there is no signage along the trails. Near Grizzly Peak the trail was covered with poison oak and overgrown so we turned around instead.

Beautiful views of the city and reservoir. Uphill at first so you get the hard work out of the way and get to enjoy the end of the hike without too much work. I would defiantly come back again.

Overall nice trail for the good view and convenient/easy access. Definitely very good workout on the incline. Certain parts of the trail are too steep and slippery with loose dirt and rocks, so it may get unsafe if not wearing the right shoes. There were no signage along the trails and many many splits, making it a bit difficult to navigate without frequently checking the GPS on my phone.

Great view of the Bay also during peak sun time many lizards are out and about be sure to watch your step (I saw a squished on the trail). For bird enthusiasts red tailed hawks and other birds of prey can be spotted using air currents to lift themselves higher.

Great view of the city and the Golden Gate Bridge. I started from the quarry trail head, but you can also start at the big spring trail head. From the quarry trail head, if you hike the loop clockwise, the beginning incline is steeper and you get to the vista point on the top ridge faster, but spend longer time going downhill. I prefer counterclockwise so as to have a steady incline and spend much longer time uphill than downhill. If going downhill via the Seaview trail (counterclockwise) is too steep and the impact on the knees is a concern, you can split off at the point where Lower Big Spring meets Seaview, and then turn back at the point where Lower Big Spring meets Quarry to get a much more gradual decline.

Great views of SF and Bay bridge from this park when it's a clear day! The trail we took was nice. We parked at Quarry parking but go early as it's limited parking. This trail is popular due to the views.

Came here with my family. I thought this was an easy trail for me compared to my last hike. This trail was considered moderate too but we finished it quick for five miles. There is not much shade so I recommend wearing a hat. Wear sunblock or go early or during winter or spring.

My only gryp about this trail is the lots of loose rocks. I recommend to wear mid-top hiking shoes as you can easily loose balance or twist your ankle. A few of us could feel it but we were careful. If your clumsy like my daughter you may feel the twist more so be careful people!

I would recommend this for a daily hike or first timers. Oh and also be wary of rattle snakes here as along the trail, many saw a baby one in the middle of the trail that we past. Make sure not to approach it and walk way around it. They are actually more of afraid of you!

Great, convenient hike! You get a solid workout from the steep climb, and the views are pretty nice.

Nice, pretty, easily accessible trail. Great weather when I went, so there were lots of dogs, hikers and mtn bikers were on the trail.

Awesome hike, started counter clockwise, straight up first 1.3 Miles, then continued climb up to 2.7 Miles. It’s hard as described, if one starts clockwise then it’s less intense. Spectacular view of Oakland, San Francisco, Emeryville, Berkley, Richmond, Lafayette, and Moraga. Lot of wildflowers. 6.7 miles with elevation gain 1,667 feet.

As described, hard but rewarded with awesome views of Bay Area. Never imaged a trail like this will be nested in along those big mansions. The first 3 miles are hard, coming down is challenging too, hiking shoes are a must.

Overall it challenged me, and will do it gain on my next biz trip.

Amazing views at the top! Nice short but steep hike. Will definitely do again

Great views. The trail is a bit rough at some points. Easy to slip on large loose rocks

Definitely a good amount of exercise on the way up but it was well rewarded with beautiful views at the numerous pit stops. I highly recommend giving this trail a try. be sure to pack plenty of water.

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