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
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.
The trail map below is a jpeg of the actual maps from our books and map-sets.