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Hike Details for Vollmer Peak Trail

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Tilden Regional Park
Vollmer Peak Trail
RSVPs - 49 -- YES: 13 NO: 29 MAYBE: 7

Vollmer Peak Trail
Click the Staging Area/Trail Name above for park information.
City: Berkeley Hills
Region: EastBay
Park: Tilden Regional Park
Park Map URL: Click Here

Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

CarPool Option:
Meet @ 8:15 AM
At: Lafayette BART, 3541 Deer Hill Road, Lafayette, CA 94549, Lafayette
Click Here for a Map to CarPool Meeting Spot

We will meet in one of the lower lots, NOT the main lot, please follow the directions below! From Walnut Creek/Danville: Take 24 west to exit 13 toward Central Lafayette/Moraga. Turn left on Deer Hill road, first left (Orchard Road is on the right) into the parking area and meet there. From Oakland/Orinda: Follow CA-24 E to Oak Hill Rd in Lafayette. Take exit 12, turn left from offramp onto Oak Hill, then right on Deer Hill, second right into parking area.

Event Notes:

Tilden Terminous Trek

NOTE EARLIER START TIME!! Join us for a hike through the southern half of Tilden at 9:00 am. This is a moderately challenging 7 mile/1800 foot hike and will allow Steve to check Tilden off his list having hiked all trails in the park.

Please either print out or download to your phone the trail route map here. We will gather at the gravel parking area above the Steam Train paved lot. The hike starts at the end of the lot. We head up Vollmer Peak Trail, left on Lupine, right on Vollmer Peak Trail, stay left onto Quarry, turn left at junction with Lower Big Springs to stay on Quarry. Left on Seaview crossing Wildcat Canyon Road, left on Curran to the Brook Picnic Area for a break. Restrooms are available a short walk from there on Brook Road.

After the break turn left (from the original direction you were heading) on Wildcat Gorge, staying to the left of Lake Anza on a single track. At the end of the lake, turn right for a connector trail along the lake to Selby Trail where you turn left on Selby. Follow Selby around to the right, partially on the roadway crossing Wildcat Canyon Road and continuing on Selby. Continue across Golf Course road and continue for 3/4 mile crossing a roadway again and finding Grizzly Peak Trail. Continue to a left on Redwood Trail, then right on Golf Course Trail, right on Tower Trail. At a junction keep right on Tower Trail, then continue veering right on Grizzly Peak Trail to a connector that takes you to Grizzly Peak Blvd. and the Grizzly Peak overlook for a quick view. Trace back to Grizzly Peak Trail heading right, continuing past Tower and up keeping right at all junctions until you reach South Park Drive roadway. Cross and head left to find a single track up to the right , then right at the junction on Vollmer Peak trail and back to the start. Trails will be marked with flour arrows. Dogs allowed.

Please note: This group does not stay together on the hike instead relying on arrows put on the ground with flour to mark turns. You are encouraged to stay with others who are hiking your speed and you should also carry the trail route map (link above) either downloaded to your phone or in paper form.

Contact: Steve Smith
Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: (925) 325-0805

Trail Notes:

Vollmer Peak Trailhead, located behind behind the Tilden Park steam train, provides access to Tilden Park trails, EBMUD trails, and UC's fire roads & trails.

Trailhead Directions:
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HWY 24 and Exit Fish Ranch Road. (Very first exit after the tunnel for those traveling east from Oakland!) Go 1 mile up Fish Ranch Road to the stop sign. Turn right onto Grizzly Peak Blvd. Go 1.1 miles to the Tilden Park Steam Train and turn right. Do not park in the first paved lot but continue back to the farthest dirt/gravel parking area, which is the trailhead for Vollmer Peak Trail.

Parking Fee: NONE

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

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