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Pets allowed
Yes
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
2.60 mi (4.18 km)
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Panoramic view of San Francisco Bay Area. Level and paved trail is easy for everyone.

Cons

Very crowded.

Trailhead Elevation

1,050.00 ft (320.04 m)

Net Elevation Gain

100.00 ft (30.48 m)

Address

Wildcat Canyon Rd
750
Berkeley, CA 94708
United States

Features

Big vistas
Wildflowers

Suitable for

Biking
Horseback

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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