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Tilden Regional Park
Inspiration Point
RSVPs - 65 -- YES: 14 NO: 39 MAYBE: 12

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

Sunday, August 03, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

Event Notes:

Moderate two choice hike, either a 5.5- or 7.5-mile loop hike. The short version is about 800-foot elevation gain; the long version about 1,500-feet. Both versions begin at Inspiration Point in Tilden Park. Route is Curran Trail, Meadows Canyon Trail, paved path to Little Farm, Laurel Canyon Trail, Pine Tree Trail, Laurel Canyon Trail, Wildcat Peak Trail to Wildcat Peak pausing to rest/snack. Short version returns on the Wildcat Peak Trail, Bay Area Ridge Trail, Nimitz Way back to the parking lot. Long Version will descend the Wildcat Peak Trail, Sylvan Trail, Jewel Lake Trail, Upper Packrat Trail, connector path, Wildcat Gorge Trail, & Curran Trail to the parking lot. Bathroom at trailhead and Little Farm. Dogs are not allowed on the Nature Area trails. IGNORE TRAIL NOTES BELOW.

Contact: Dan   
Cell Phone: (925) 323-7384

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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