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Hike Details for Wildcat Canyon Staging Area

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Wildcat Canyon Regional Park
Wildcat Canyon Staging Area
RSVPs - 20 -- YES: 9 NO: 8 MAYBE: 3

Wildcat Canyon Staging Area
Click the Staging Area/Trail Name above for park information.
City: Richmond
Region: EastBay
Park: Wildcat Canyon Regional Park
Park Map URL: Click Here

Sunday, February 12, 2017 @ 9:30 AM


Event Notes:

Big, Wild-Cat Canyon Hike

Your choice of mud hikes,
A moderate 7 mile, 1200 ft. or
A crazy 7.2 mile, 1200 ft. or
A challenging 9 mile, 1400 ft. hike along San Pablo Ridge in EBRPD Wildcat Canyon Regional Park.

From the staging area we head up to San Pablo Ridge on Wildcat Creek, Belgum, San Pablo Ridge, and Old Nimitz Way Trails. At the paved Nimitz Way Trail we split up, with the shorter hikes stopping to snack at the old radar site on the hill. The long hike continues on Nimitz Way, and Conlon Trails to snack at the bench overlooking the bay.

The moderate hike will return via Old Nimitz Way, Mezue, and Wildcat Creek Trails.

The long hike will return via Conlon, and Wildcat Creek Trails.

For those of you crazy enough to try it, you can return via Nimitz Way, Havey Canyon, and Wildcat Creek Trails.
Note: This will be the muddiest way back.

For directions to the Wildcat Canyon Staging Area please follow this Google Maps link.

Leader: Joel Schantz


Trailhead Directions:
Click Here for a Map

From El Cerrito and towns to the south, take I-80E to Richmond and exit at Solano Ave. Turn left at the bottom of the off ramp onto Amador St. Continue on Amador for 3/8 mile to McBryde Ave. Turn right and go 3/8 mile to the first stop sign. Turn left onto Park Ave. Continue another 1/4 mile to the Wildcat Canyon Staging Area on your left.

From North Richmond and Pinole, take I-80W to the McBryde exit. At the bottom of the ramp turn left and follow McBryde to the second stop sign. Turn left onto Park Ave. Continue another 1/4 mile to the Wildcat Staging Area on your left.

The Park Office is at McBryde and Park. The address is 5755 McBryde Ave. Richmond, CA 94805. Plug that into your GPS for personalized directions.

Parking Fee: none
Other Fees: none

The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Thursday, November 30, 2017.

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