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Hike Details for Inspiration Point

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

Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

Seaview to Vollmer Peak

A moderate+ 6.4 mile, 1500 ft hike from Inspiration Point to Vollmer Peak, with an optional 1 mile, 300 ft elevation gain addon.

Starting from Inspiration Pt. we head out Curran and Seaview Trails to Vollmer Peak Road. We then head up to the peak to check out the view. We then descend the paved road to the Steam Train area to snack.

After our snack stop we return via Vollmer Peak, Lower Big Springs, Seaview and Curran Trails. The longer hike will break off at the bottom of Vollmer Peak Trail to ascend on Upper Big Springs Trail and Seaview Trails.

Google Maps directions to Inspiration Point.

Leader: Joel Schantz

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.

Trailhead Directions:

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.

Parking Fee: no charge

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

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