East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail — Part 3
6.3 miles     900 ft
7 Nov 2009
Summary

Part 3 of the 32-mile East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail, from Steam Trains Parking Lot on Lomas Cantadas (Tilden) to Skyline Gate (entrance for Redwood Regional Park). The hike goes through Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve and Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve in Oakland.

Location: Sibley Volcanic Regional PreserveEast Bay Skyline National Recreation TrailHuckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Good quality map showing various trails. Also see Text section.

Route

Route in brief: From Steam Trains Parking Lot on Lomas Cantadas (Tilden) to Skyline Gate (entrance for Redwood Regional Park): Follow Bay Area Ridge Trial (East Bay Skyline) throughout until exits Huckleberry Preserve.

Notes: The portion of the hike through Sibley is quite pleasing. Most of the hike is shaded and single-trail. Could be muddy during rains.

Trailhead

Start Location

Location: Lomas Cantadas & Grizzly Peak Blvd, Orinda, CA 94563 . Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From CA-24 East, take exit 7A toward Fish Ranch Road, then merge onto Old Tunnel Road (0.2 miles). Turn right onto Fish Ranch Road (0.8 miles). Turn right onto Grizzly Peak Blvd (1.1 miles) to reach Steam Trails parking lot for Tilden.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: November 2009)

Capacity: About 30 cars may be parked here.

Latitude: 37.879596     Longitude: -122.221746

End Location

Location: Intersection of Pine Hills Drive & Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94516 . No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: March 2011)

Capacity: Over 20 cars can be parked here.

Latitude: 37.831730     Longitude: -122.185631

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