Wildcat and Tilden Open Space Mountain Bike Trail Map

Guide to the best mountain bike trails in Berkeley's Tilden and Wildcat Open Space Parks

Area Summary
Location: Berkeley hills
Best For: Beginners and Intermediates
Suitable For: All levels except extreme
Ground Cover: Open grasslands and forested canyons
Seasons: Good year round

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Tilden Open Space Mountain Biking

East Bay riders hankering for some nearby after-work riding should look no further than Tilden Regional Park and the adjacent Wildcat Canyon. Tilden and Wildcat provide Berkeley-area riders with easy-to-access rides in a beautiful setting. Beginners will also like these two contiguous parks filled with easy to moderate terrain. Wildcat even features a paved ridgetop bike path with gorgeous views.

Typical East Bay terrain presides, with oak-studded hillsides and cool, shady canyons dominating the landscape. Tilden and Wildcat often benefit from bay breezes (and sometimes fog), making them good alternatives to the usually oven-like summer temps at Briones and Mt. Diablo.

Tilden is a developed park with a golf course, swimming lake, playgrounds etc., so enjoy the trails but please be respectful of the often large numbers of other users.

Tilden Bike Trails

Beginner Level Trails

Nimitz Way - Paved ridgetop trail. Great views.
Wildcat Creek Trail - Relatively flat fire road runs length of Wildcat Canyon.
Quarry Trail - Fire road through grasslands.
Wildcat Gorge Trail - Easy, shaded creekside trail.

Intermediate Level Trails

Belgum Trail - Fire road climbs steeply through open grasslands.
Mezue Trail - Fire road connects Wildcat Creek Trail to Nimitz. Very steep in places.
Havey Canyon Trail - Another connector fire road between Wildcat Creek and Nimitz.
Conlon Trail - Fire road climbs open hillside.
Meadows Canyon Trail - Fire road from Inspiration Point to Wildcat Gorge Trail.
Curran Trail - Fire road through shady eucalyptus forest.
Big Springs Trail - Open fire road.
Seaview Trail - Fire road. Steep and rocky in places.
San Pablo Ridge Trail - Steeply rolling fire road. Great views.

Directions to trailhead(s):

Tilden Regional Park is located in the hills above Berkeley. There are a number of access roads into Tilden off of Grizzly Peak Blvd. From I-80 take the Buchanan Street exit and head east. Buchanan turns into Marin Ave. and eventually begins climbing. At 3.3 miles take a left on Grizzly Peak Blvd. In .5 miles veer right, and then right again to access Wildcat Canyon Rd. In 1.3 miles take a left to enter park and follow signs for parking at Lake Anza.

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