Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

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

Beautiful hike, highly recommend

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.

2 months ago

A nice trail for a very easy, quick hike in a pretty, shaded forest. We saw turtles sunbathing and ducks at the lake itself as well as a couple of deer along the trail. Beware that it is right next to Little Farm so there are lots of small kids in your serenity. Please note that dogs are not actually allowed, contrary to what AllTrails has listed for Jewel Lake.

Mostly flat and good beginners hike.

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

What a great hike! I covered so much ground and went through so many different types of forest, which opened up to various views of the surrounding terrain. I like how the track loops through both the upper and lower sections of Huckleberry, which provided a nice change of scenery on the way back.

I took a couple detours. I walked up the paved path to the water tank in Sibley to look out at the extinct volcano. In Redwood Regional, I headed south to the Prince / Stream intersection to see if the lady bugs were still active. There were a few stragglers, but the thousands that were there in January had moved on. I also walked down to the Grizzly Peak Blvd Overlook close to the end and sat on the graffiti-covered tree to soak in the stunning views of the bay. All in all, I racked up a little over 16 miles. Not bad for a Sunday morning.


Love this whole area you can get to from the farm. Awesome views on the east side/up on the hills, with amazing foliage and presence of lots of animals :)

This was a nice afternoon hike, with enough of an incline to get your heart rate up. The path mostly shady with a clear nice view from the top. A little slippery in places from the rain last week.

11-12-17 Nice day to walk up to the WildCat Peak in Tilden. We parked at the Environment Education center. They had a nice 3D map of the peak and canyon to get there. The hike up was filled with clear views of the bay, its bridges, and surrounding cities. Enjoyed the view at the top, and the Peace Grove with Sequoia trees. I was surpised what a pleasant hike this was.

One I'd forgotten I'd done when I lived nearby.

Trail starts passed the Little Farm. It's a steady little climb and then peaks at the top, then a steady decline. Internet access to use map is accessible. A couple of decent parts to pull over and pick nick. Not any huge spots or fields but a couple of places to put a blanket. Need to follow the map because trails aren't obvious. The wildcat peak is often just referred to as peak trail. Decent view of the city when clear. Took my mom and I about an hour and a half.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Great view to San Francisco along the trail. Easy paved trail. Saw a multitude of birds on land and in water, though didn't see any wintering owls. The marina is peaceful as usual. The fishing pier has been blocked due to structural safety issues.

trail running
Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Great views of the city. Paved and dirt trail with rolling hills. Great place for jogging, biking and dog walking. Also awesome location for catching the sunset across the city.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Jewel Lake Trail is peace and quiet, and it is good for walking and wildlife spotting. We started at the Tilden Environmental Education Center. We hiked around the Jewel Lake Trail and saw a blue heron in the Jewel Lake. We continued hike up to the Wildcat Peak and enjoyed the view of the entire bay and surrounding cities.

Dry and hot at 830 am. Did alittle over half the trail out and back due to time constraints. The last 2 miles coming back is mostly uphill but relatively shaded. I'll wait until it cools down though to do this trail again. Didn't see anyone until the last mile. Loved being out there solo.

Stunning with all the wild flowers out

A nice hike. A lot of varied terrain, with the highlight for me being the lush woods in Sibley.

The forest ambiance is reduced a bit by this trail being so close to the road -- for large chunks of the trek you can hear (but not see) the cars passing nearby.

I'd recommend skipping Roundtop peak, as it's just a grubby radio tower with poor views.

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