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Nimitz Way Trail

Tilden Regional Park

East Bay, California

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Nimitz Way Trail

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  • Downtown San Francisco from the trail near Inspiration Point.- Nimitz Way Trail
  • Downtown San Francisco and the 977-foot Sutro Tower from the trail near Inspiration Point.- Nimitz Way Trail
  • Looking northwest down the San Pablo Range.- Nimitz Way Trail
  • View of the Golden Gate Bridge from the Nimitz Way Trail.- Nimitz Way Trail
  • Nimitz Way Trail.- Nimitz Way Trail
  • Sunset over the Golden Gate Bridge from the Nimitz Way Trail.- Nimitz Way Trail
  • Sunset view looking east towards Mount Diablo (3,849').- Nimitz Way Trail
  • Sunset over the Golden Gate Bridge from the Nimitz Way Trail.- Nimitz Way Trail
  • Panoramic dusk view of San Francisco Bay Area from near Inspiration Point.- Nimitz Way Trail
  • - Nimitz Way Trail
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Pros: 
Panoramic view of San Francisco Bay Area. Level and paved trail is easy for everyone.
Cons: 
Very crowded.
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Region:
East Bay, CA
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
100.00 ft (30.48 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for:
Hiking, Biking, Horseback
Total Distance: 
2.60 mi (4.18 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
1,050.00 ft (320.04 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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Located within Berkeley's Tilden Regional Park, the Nimitz Way Trail is justifiably one of the most popular day hikes in the East Bay, as the trail provides panoramic views of the entire Bay Area along the full length of the trail.

Starting at Inspiration Point, the Nimitz Way Trail is actually a short section of the East Bay Area Ridge Trail and the 31-mile East Bay Skyline National Trail that runs along the length of the San Pablo Ridge from Wildcat Canyon Regional Park all the way south to Anthony Chabot Regional Park in Castro Valley. The Nimitz Way Trail is a roughly 8-foot wide paved trail (a default fire road) used by hikers, joggers, bicyclists, and horseback riders. 

Note: Hiking on the Inspiration Trail to San Pablo Reservoir or any other entry into the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) watershed requires a hiking permit, and dogs are not permitted.

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