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Seaview Trail to Inspiration Point

Tilden Regional Park

East Bay, California

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Seaview Trail to Inspiration Point

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  • View of San Pablo Reservoir from Tilden Regional Park.- Seaview Trail to Inspiration Point
  • Seaview Trail in Tilden Regional Park.- Seaview Trail to Inspiration Point
  • High point on the Seaview Trail.- Seaview Trail to Inspiration Point
  • Wildflowers line the trail.- Seaview Trail to Inspiration Point
  • Seaview Trail in Tilden Regional Park- Seaview Trail to Inspiration Point
  • California poppies in Tilden Regional Park.- Seaview Trail to Inspiration Point
  • Seaview Trail in Tilden Regional Park.- Seaview Trail to Inspiration Point
  • Rolling hills along the ridgeline.- Seaview Trail to Inspiration Point
  • Views of San Pablo Reservoir.- Seaview Trail to Inspiration Point
  • The Seaview Trail to Inspiration Point in Tilden Regional Park.- Seaview Trail to Inspiration Point
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Pros: 
Great views. Dog friendly. Multi-use.
Cons: 
Big crowds. Off-leash dogs.
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Region:
East Bay, CA
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
1,109.00 ft (338.02 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for:
Hiking, Biking, Horseback
Total Distance: 
6.50 mi (10.46 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
1,665.00 ft (507.49 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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The Seaview Trail in Tilden Regional Park lives up to its name with sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay to the west and Mount Diablo and the San Pablo Reservoir to the east. This popular ridge trail can be enjoyed by hikers, runners, cyclists, equine, and canines alike.

The first half mile of the trail is paved and shaded by towering Oak Trees. Once the fire road ends and the dirt begins, the trail is mostly exposed until reaching the high point. Here, there is a clearing with a picnic table and benches. On a clear day the San Francisco skyline and Golden Gate Bridge glisten in the distance. An ideal bird-watching location, red-tailed hawks are often seen soaring overhead. 

The trail descends into a canyon where, in the springtime, wildflowers pop along the trail’s edge. Crossing Wildcat Canyon Road, the trail becomes shaded and singletrack. Once the Seaview Trail ends, the Curran Trail completes the final 0.2 miles to Inspiration Point. Here visitors will find bathrooms, a picnic area, and views of Mount Diablo.

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