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Hike Details for Wildcat Canyon Staging Area

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Wildcat Canyon Regional Park
Wildcat Canyon Staging Area
RSVPs - 62 -- YES: 24 NO: 32 MAYBE: 6

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, September 22, 2019 @ 9:00 AM


Event Notes:

Finish It Up Hike


NOTE EARLIER START TIME!! Help Steve finish his last trail in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park at 9:00 am. A hiker's choice of a moderate+ 6.5 mile/1200' hike or an 8.8 mile/1700' challenging one.

The hike starts at the end of the parking lot at the trailhead! Route is Wildcat Creek, left on Belgum, stay left at a junction to continue on Belgum, left on Green Ridge (past the San Pablo Ridge Trail on right). Continue through the gate (and out of the park) and keep right until you reach another gate and Old Nimitz Way. (If you reach a neighborhood you went the wrong way). Continue on Old Nimitz. The hike splits here. Short hikers will make a sharp right onto Mezue Trail and down the hill to Wildcat Creek, staying to the right at junctions. Have a break at the picnic area at the bottom. Then continue right on Wildcat Creek all the way back to the start.

The long hike turns left on San Pablo Ridge Trail, stopping for a break at the old Nike Missile Site on the hill. Continue on paved Nimitz Way, right on Havey Canyon, right on Wilcat Creek, first right on unsigned trail (Leonard's Trail), left on Mezue rejoining short hikers, right on Wildcat Creek back to the start.

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 below) either downloaded to your phone or in paper form.

Please download and/or print out the route map here: Route Map

If you know how to use GPX files, you can download a copy here: GPX File

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


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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