Top Adventures in Berkeley

  • Visit the Berkeley Rose Garden

    I'm always surprised at how few people know of this beautiful garden. I'm often alone when I visit, which allows for perfect serenity. Visit in early spring for maximum blooms.Park on Euclid Ave, which is where you'll find the entrance to the amph...

  • Explore Berkeley's Hidden Waterfall in Codornices Park

    Park along the street in front of Codornices Park in Berkeley. Follow the stream to the left of the playground. Take the path up the hill to the right (don't head over the bridge on the left). Keep walking up multiple concrete stairs. After the fi...

    0.5 miles

  • Bouldering at Indian Rock

    Indian Rock is one of the most popular outdoor bouldering spots in Berkeley. With over 80 problems, there's plenty of routes for beginners to the most advanced climbers. After parking in the surrounding neighborhood, it's an easy walk into the par...

  • Trail Run Claremont Canyon Regional Park in the Berkeley Hills

    From the trailhead at Stonewall Road, the 1.5-2 mile trail makes for an excellent before or after-work run. But the steep hills and loose ground aren’t for those looking to find an easy nature walk.The incline starts well before the Stonewall-Pan...

    2 miles 700 ft gain

  • Swim at Lake Anza in Tilden Park

    Lake Anza makes for a great warm weather swimming hole. The parking area is close to the beach along with the trail, which will take you around the lake. The beach gets plenty of sun and is fairly wind protected, which makes for a relaxing day. Br...

  • Hike the Seaview and Big Springs Trail

    The trail is dog and horse friendly, and many trail loops make Tilden Regional Park fun for families and those of any skill level. The Seaview and Big Springs Trail loop is typically used by avid hikers, trail runners, or mountain bikers. The firs...

    4.3 miles 1072 ft gain

  • Catch the Sunset at Grizzly Peak

    A well-known sunset spot in the East Bay, and rightfully so - the views from Grizzly Peak are stunning. You have several pull-offs to pick from. The larger ones have logs to sit upon. The smaller pull-offs offer benches and sturdy rocks. Take your...

  • Visit the Tilden Little Farm

    First make sure to stop at the store and stock up on fresh lettuce and celery for the animals. Your kids (or just the kid in you) will love to feed them! Note that they're only allowed to eat lettuce and celery, so don't try to feed them your own ...

  • Hike Nimitz Way to Wildcat Peak

    Tilden Park is a beautiful recreational area with scenic hiking trails, a swimming lake, small animal farm, a steam train and botanical gardens. The versatility of this park makes it very family and kid friendly, and those who are looking for a mo...

    4.7 miles 1400 ft gain

  • Hike Wildcat Peak, CA

    From Inspiration Point, head toward Nimitz gate. Once you pass through the gate, keep an eye out for Curran Trailhead; this is the trail you'll be starting on. After about 1/8 of a mile, you'll reach a junction with the Meadows Canyon Trail. Turn ...

    6.3 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Exploring Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco

    Wanting to spend some time walking around San Francisco?  The world-famous Fisherman’s Warf is a great place to get some steps in! The Wharf has everything from shopping, restaurants, farmers market, drinks, parks and more. There is basically some...

  • Bike the Three Bears via San Pablo Dam Road

    From the Bear Creek Road Parking Area, turn right onto San Pablo Dam Road.  Enjoy views of the San Pablo Reservoir to your right!At 5.4 mi, turn right onto Castro Ranch Rd.  You've got a short cat-5 climb here before it flattens out and eventually...

    18.8 miles 1848 ft gain

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    • Sausalito, California

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    • Point Reyes Station, California

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    • Vacaville, California

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