Meet at the trailhead at 10:00 am for a prompt 10:15 am departure.
Join us for a vigorous 10 mile hike, with 2,000’ elevation gain up through east bay canyons and over ridges with spectacular views of the bay and beyond. We start near historic Claremont Hotel, then up a series of very steep climbs through Claremont Canyon. We will connect with wooded, undulating trails in Tilden Park where we’ll hear the ‘hoot hoot’ of the steam train. We’ll then follow a level trail around Strawberry Canyon and finally down some charming crooked paths & hidden stairways into the Beaux Arts district above the UC Berkeley campus.
Details: Moderate/Difficult hike, 10 miles with 2,000'elevation gain. Pace is moderate.
Bring lunch, water, layered clothing & good-gripping shoes. Hiking poles are recommended if you use them.
Trailhead is the corner of Tanglewood Rd & Claremont Ave., just past the Claremont Hotel tennis courts.
Directions: From the west take Hwy 24, exit on Claremont Ave, head east & turn left at Tanglewood Ave., just past Ashby Ave.
Other: No dogs. Rain or poor air quality cancels.
Cancellation Policy: Rain or poor air quality cancels
Hosted by Sylvie Hessini
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