Tilden Park

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Tilden Park

Address:Wildcat Canyon Road
Berkeley, CA 94703

Phone:510-562-7275
Web: www.ebparks.org
Size: 2,077 acres.
Location:East Bay area of Berkeley, with entrances off Wildcat Canyon Road and Grizzly Peak Boulevard.
Facilities:Picnic areas, swimming beach with lifeguards, equestrian camping facilities, 18-hole golf course with driving range and pro shop, 10-acre botanical garden, educational farm, hiking and biking trails.
Activities:Camping, swimming, fishing, horseback riding and equestrian camping, golfing, hiking, bicycling.
Special Features:The park includes an antique carousel, a scaled-down steam train that offers rides along one of the park's scenic ridges, and the Brazil Building, which contains the interior from the Brazilian exhibit at the 1939 World's Fair.

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Tilden Regional Park's 2,079 acres and 39.41 miles of trails.
Coe State Park, Santa Clara Monte Bello OSP, Santa Clara 1/46 (2.2) Sanborn County Park, Santa Clara Sierra Azul OSP, Santa Clara Los Trancos OSP, San Mateo and Santa Clara Castle Rock State Park, Santa Cruz 1/51 (2.0) Castle Rock State Park, Santa Cruz (6) Tilden Regional Park, Contra 1/814 (0.1) Costa (2) China Camp State Park, Marin 1/143 (0.7) Hopland Research and Extension 4/282 (1.4) Center, Mendocino (1,7) Total (this study) 6/1,108 (0.5) 7/1,108 (0.6) No.
Grazing, which controls ground fuels, is permitted within the boundaries of Tilden Regional Park. But the area next to the city, where people live, has been let go and is "wild." Since it is agreed that vegetation management is the key to avoiding repeats of the Oakland disaster, it makes no sense, Bill feels, that vast acreages are left to provide fuel for the fires everybody is sure will return.
We assembled in a bucolic glen in Tilden Regional Park, the closest wilderness setting we could find amidst 6 million people in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Anyone with kids will love the throwback charm of a detour to Tilden Regional Park's classic carousel, fresh off a renovation.
"A neighbor told me that walking through my garden is like taking a stroll in Berkeley's Tilden Regional Park Botanic Garden," Jensen says.
You can certainly find space to stretch your legs in 2,077-acre Tilden Regional Park. For a great view and a workout, loop 31/2 miles, climbing 1,200 feet, to the top of Wildcat Peak via the Wildcat Peak, Laurel Canyon, and Sylvan Trails (drive north on Spruce St.
Vollmer Peak is the starting point for a scenic hike or mountain-bike exploration of Tilden Regional Park. Leave your car near the miniature Steam Trains at the crest of Grizzly Peak Boulevard and proceed up a moderately steep paved road to the summit (elevation: 1,905 ft.) .Just below the top, the multi-use Seaview Trail rolls for several miles along a grassy ridgeline.
BERKELEY Lake Anza, Tilden Regional Park. Surrounded by live oaks, the sand beach swim area is at the heart of one of the East Bay's oldest parks, also popular for its steam trains, carousel, and miles of trails.
* Tilden Regional Park. There's a lot of variety in this park above Berkeley: carousel and steam train rides, fishing and swimming at Lake Anza, and a great native plant collection at the Regional Parks Botanic Garden.
For an easy family hike, jump onto the 31-mile-long East Bay Skyline National Trail at Inspiration Point in Tilden Regional Park. It's a fairly smooth 3-mile walk south along the spine of the Berkeley Hills to Tilden's popular miniature steam train ride.