Wildcat Peak from Alvarado Area
12.5 miles     1500 ft
21 May 2011

A long hike through rolling hills with great views of Berkeley and San Franisco Bay. The last few miles are on a paved road.

Location: Wildcat Canyon Regional Park

Elevation Profile

Location: near Intersection of McBryde Avenue and Park Avenue, Richmond, CA 94806 . No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From I-80 East, take exit 17 toward Solano Ave and merge onto Amador St. After 0.4 miles, turn right onto McBryde Ave. In 0.3 miles, there is an intersection with Park Ave. Park on street to enter Alvarado Area shown on the trail map.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: May 2011)

Capacity: Plenty of street parking

Latitude: 37.951383     Longitude: -122.322201

Trip Planning

Trail Maps

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

The hike starts in the Alvarado Area. Follow unnamed trails in Alvarado Area (0.40 miles) to Wildcat Canyon Staging Area → Wildcat Creek Trail (0.45 miles) → Belgum Trail (0.87 miles) → San Pablo Ridge Trail (1.21 miles) → Nimitz Way (0.68 + 1.38 + 0.45 + 0.30 miles) → Wildcat Peak Trail (0.25 + 0.98) with side trip to Wildcat Peak (0.1 miles) → Sylvan Trail (0.28 miles) → short trip to Jewel Lake (0.1 miles) → Wildcat Creek Trail (0.74 + 1.14 + 0.20 + 1.57 + 0.45 +0.20 miles) → short walk along Park Ave (0.3 miles).
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