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Lake Anza Trail

Tilden Regional Park

East Bay, California

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  • Lake Anza Trail hikers view the beach.- Lake Anza Trail
  • Lake Anza Trail is very rocky and eroded in spots.- Lake Anza Trail
  • Wilcat Creek Bridge.- Lake Anza Trail
  • American black duck (Anas rubripes).- Lake Anza Trail
  • Roots ensnarl the trail around Lake Anza.- Lake Anza Trail
  • Steller's jay at Lake Anza.- Lake Anza Trail
  • Lake Anza Trail.- Lake Anza Trail
  • Lake Anza beach seen from the trail.- Lake Anza Trail
  • Minnow at Lake Anza.- Lake Anza Trail
  • - Lake Anza Trail
  • Lake Anza Trail.- Lake Anza Trail
  • The beach and designated swimming area at Lake Anza.- Lake Anza Trail
  • - Lake Anza Trail
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Lake views. Wildlife. Shaded.
Cons: 
Rocky. Areas eroding into the lake.
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Region:
East Bay, CA
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
20.00 ft (6.10 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
0.70 mi (1.13 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
804.00 ft (245.06 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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The Lake Anza Trail precariously skirts around its namesake, winding through tree roots and over eroding banks. Although the trail is well groomed and level near the bathhouses, signs warning of rough trails ahead are not to be ignored by those with small children or limited mobility. Open only to hikers, Lake Anza Trail is short but somewhat strenuous, requiring a bit of scrambling over rocks and jumping over submerged portions of the track.

Minnows, ducks and other wildlife can be seen from the 0.7-mile waterfront trail. Dogs are allowed in designated areas, and owners should maintain control to prevent any disruption to water fowl. Fishing for largemouth bass, bluegill, and sunfish is allowed at Lake Anza without a district fishing access permit. A California fishing license is required, however.

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