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Tilden Regional Park

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Address: entrances at Wildcat Canyon Rd & Grizzly Peak Blvd, Berkeley, CA
Phone Number: 510 562 7275
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Description: Tilden is one of Berkeley's oldest and most popular parks that offers a...
Tilden is one of Berkeley's oldest and most popular parks that offers a variety of family-fun activities like pony rides and carousels.
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Wonderful hikes!

What a great place to experience Bay Area natural beauty. Many miles of hiking with incredible views of SF, bridges, bay, etc. A swimmable lake, lots for kids to do also.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Tracy, California
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Tracy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

What a great place to experience Bay Area natural beauty. Many miles of hiking with incredible views of SF, bridges, bay, etc. A swimmable lake, lots for kids to do also.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The park stretches over a large area and it is quite far between the different activities so we were quite pleased that we came by car. There are not many places to buy food, but there are several picnic areas. First we stopped at the Small Farm. Here the kids can come close to different animals, such as cows and... More 

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Diamond Bar, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I visited here many times as a child, mostly to the Merry-go-round and the steam engine trains. It has hardly changed since then, but it has been well maintained. The park is spread out in that you have to get in the car and drive to each attraction. I never went to the lake as a child so I was... More 

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Fresno, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Tilden is a hidden gem that most people in the country don't even know about. It has a swimable lake (Lake Anza), a golf course, marvelous trails and trees and rolling hills, plus picnic area, a merrygoround and a train. And it's 10 minutes up the hill from Berkeley. Come on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This park has a bit of everything! We did some hiking out of the Inspiration Point area and enjoyed the walk. Although we did not get a good view of the Bay area due to heavy clouds and fog, our son who lives in the area assured us it is magnificent. We walked among the cattle that roam along the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Several times a week I bike up through Tilden Park, ascending up to over 1,600 ft elevation in about 7 miles from N. Berkeley. The views from Grizzly Peak Blvd. are spectacular: More than 180 degree vistas of SF Bay, the bridges, etc. Further into the park are Inspiration Point, parking for a couple dozen cars, and trailhead for a... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Hiking trails galore (watch out for poison oak) Little Farm - great for kids with small nature center large merry go round lake Anza - swimming area cordoned off with life guards, sandy beach, family centered lots of little kids Steam trains - wonderful open steam trains wind through the trees and back picnic areas that can be reserved for... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This park is easily accessible by car, bike or public transportation. There is something for everyone -- good hiking trails, swimming, children's educational activities and play (a steam train trip, a carousel, playgrounds, and tons of open space). We visit this park at least once or twice a month and never tire of the hiking trails -- there's everything from... More 

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North Saanich, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Golden Gate Live Steamers offer rides to the public on their miniature railway (1/8 of full size) on most Sundays between 12 noon and 3pm. Great for the kids, and the big kids. Many people have never seen an operating steam locomotive, and the meticulous built and well maintained locomotives and riding cars are a joy to see and... More 

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Berkeley, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Tilden is huge, so kind of hard to review the whole place. So instead, I'll review just Lake Anza. Say you have young kids and you want to let them go swim. Perfect for Lake Anza, where they have bathrooms, food, and a great beach. Maybe you just want to take your wife for a walk around the lake, but... More 

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Additional Information about Tilden Regional Park

Address: entrances at Wildcat Canyon Rd & Grizzly Peak Blvd, Berkeley, CA
Phone Number: 510 562 7275
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm

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