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San Francisco Hike Details

  Tilden Park - Inspiration Point  
Trail - Tilden Park - Inspiration Point
2008-04-06  
10:00 am
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Area San Francisco
Address Inspiration Point @37.905504,-122.244235
Elevation 313.10 m ( 1010 ft )
Change 310.00 m ( 1000 ft )
Distance 10.14 km ( 6.30 miles )
Difficulty Moderate
Lat / Long 37.905504, -122.244235
Special instructions   Come hike one of Berkeley's largest nature preserves! Read more about it at Bay Area Hiker:

http://www.bahiker.com/eastbayhikes/tilden.html

We'll meet for lunch at Zachary's Chicago Pizza after the hike:

1853 Solano Ave
Berkeley, CA 94707
(510) 525-5950
http://www.zacharys.com/

If you have any questions, feel free to call at 650 773 6419.

Directions  From Interstate 580 in Alameda County, exit CA 24 (exit 19b). Drive northeast and exit Claremont (exit 3). At the foot of the exit ramp, turn left, and drive about 1.5 miles on Claremont to the junction with Ashby. Continue straight on Claremont, to the junction with Grizzly Peak Boulevard, about 2 miles. Turn left and drive north about 1.4 miles to the junction with South Park Drive. Turn right and drive about 1.5 miles to the junction with Wildcat Canyon Road. Turn right and drive about 1.2 mile, to the Inspiration Point Trailhead on the left side of the road. Note: South Park Drive is closed during the salamander migration season, approximately October-April. If it's closed, continue on Grizzly Peak, turn right on Shasta, then turn right on Wildcat Canyon Road.

No parking or entrance fees. Forty parking spots in a paved lot, with 2 designated handicapped parking spaces. Nimitz Way is suitable to wheelchairs. Maps available at the information kiosk. Portable toilets just inside the Nimitz Gate. There's a water fountain at the junction lower end of Meadows Canyon Trail. Public transportation info from EBRPD: "On weekends and holidays, take AC Transit #67 from the Berkeley BART station into the park at Canon Drive, along Central Park Drive and Wildcat Canyon Road, and exit the park at Shasta Road. The route provides access to the Environmental Education Center and the Little Farm in Tilden Nature Area, the Pony Ride, the Merry-Go-Round, Lake Anza (a short walk), the Brazil Building, the Botanic Garden, and several trailheads. Buses run every 30 minutes. On weekdays #67 operates only to the Canon Drive and Shasta Road entrances.

Where  Berkeley, CA

Notes  This is a popular trail in the Berkeley foothills. Preview photo by Andy Cameron: http://www.flickr.com/photos/andycameron/
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Feb 1st, 2009        Apr 6th, 2008        

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