Inspiration Point
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Inspiration Point
City: Berkeley Hills
Park: Tilden Regional Park

Sunday, November 27, 2016 @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

Moderate two choice hike, either a 5.6 mile 800-foot or 7.8 mile 1,500-foot elevation gain loop hike. Both versions begin at Inspiration Point in Tilden Park. Route will be Curran Trail, Meadows Canyon Trail, Loop Road, Pine Tree Trail, Laurel Canyon Trail, Wildcat Peak Trail to Wildcat Peak pausing to rest/snack/enjoy the view. Short version returns on Wildcat Peak Trail, Bay Area Ridge Trail, and Nimitz Way back to the parking lot. Long version will descend the Wildcat Peak Trail, Sylvan Trail, Jewel Lake Trail, Upper Packrat Trail, EEC walkway, Wildcat Gorge Trail and Curran Trail to the parking lot. Pit toilets at trailhead. Dogs are not allowed on Nature Area Trails. IGNORE TRAIL NOTES BELOW!

Contact: Dan   
Cell Phone: (925) 323-7384

Trail Notes:

Meet at the bathroom/out house at the start of the Nimitz Way trail. We will hike for a bit on Nimitz, then cut down to the dirt trails down the hill on Conlon Trail to Wildcat Creek then return back to Inspiration Point by way of Meadows Canyon Trail. Total distance round trip estimated to be 8 miles! Terrain is level on Nimitz Way, but there are some steep downhill parts on Conlon and a steady uphill for the last couple of miles on Meadows back up to Inspiration Point.

Directions to Trailhead:

From Highway 24, take the CAMINO PABLO exit towards JFK UNIV/ORINDA VILLAGE/RICHMOND. Head north on Camino Pablo for approximately 3 miles. At the intersection where Camino Pablo turns into San Pablo Dam Road, turn LEFT onto Wildcat Canyon Road. Inspiration Point will be on your RIGHT side.

TrailHead Parking Fee: no charge

The trailhead information on this page was last updated Saturday, July 03, 2004.