City: Oakland Park: Tilden Regional ParkAlternate URL: Click Here
Choose either a 6 mile 1,200 foot or a 7.8 mile 1,700 foot loop hike, both begin at Mineral Springs picnic area in Tilden Park. Route will be Mineral Springs Trail, Wildcat Gorge Trail, Selby Trail, Grizzly Peak Trail, left down Tower Trail, then right to Gillespie Camp, stopping to snack/rest. Return up Gillespie Camp Road, South Park Drive, Vollmer Peak Trail. Short hike will continue onto Quarry Trail and the horse path that goes through Anderson Equestrian Camp crossing Wildcat Canyon Road back to the parking area. Long hike will climb up Upper Big Springs Trail, left on Bay Area Ridge Trail, left on Lower Big Springs Trail, right on Quarry Trail, and onto the horse path described above. Porta potty at trailhead also water and bathrooms at Gillespie Camp snack area. Note 9:00 am start time.Contact: Dan
From Highway 24, take the Orinda exit, keep right and follow the signs for Orinda Village/Richmond. Drive north on Camino Pablo for approximately 2.5 miles. At the traffic light turn left onto Wildcat Canyon Road. After 2.4 miles pass Inspiration Point and continue for about 0.5 mile. Mineral Springs parking area will be on the right.