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Hills, Trails, and Vistas in Wildcat Canyon and Tilden Regional Parks

Hills, Trails, and Vistas in Wildcat Canyon
and Tilden Regional Parks
Sunday, January 13, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (aprox.)
Leaders: 
Jacob Lehmann Duke and Zeke Gerwein
Start: The Little Farm in Tilden (600 Canon Dr.)
This ten-mile loop hike with 1,100 feet of elevation gain will feature spectacular views; quiet, single-track trails past meadows full of cows; and, of course, lots of hills! From the Little Farm, we'll begin with a steep ascent to the top of Wildcat Peak, where we'll pause to catch our breath and enjoy the panoramas. Although that point is only 1.3 miles into our route, our climbing will be half over. We'll then walk down to the paved Nimitz Way and descend gradually on a little-used side trail with more great views of the canyon, possibly including a coyote. At the end of Nimitz Way, we'll take some of the famously steep hills on the San Pablo Ridge Trail, stopping for a BYO picnic lunch. The route then heads down the Belgum trail at the northern end of Wildcat Canyon. Our last four miles will cover the rolling hills of the shaded Wildcat Creek Trail, taking us past Jewel Lake and back to our start. Expect a moderate-to-fast pace and some uneven, potentially muddy terrain. Heavy rain will cancel this walk.

Earlier Event: January 1
Stepping Into the New Year