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Tilden Regional Park

entrances at Wildcat Canyon Rd & Grizzly Peak Blvd, Berkeley, CA
510 562 7275
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Ranked #3 of 42 attractions in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Description: 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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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

What a great few days I've had in this park. Insane hills above Berkeley and Oakland. Great park! I went to a wedding in the park and it was perfect. Great public spaces. GREAT rangers and employees. Highly recommended for families and adventure seekers.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

We attended a family wedding in the park on Memorial Day. The park is high in the Berkeley hills, with plenty of space for recreational activities and get-togethers. Very lush foliage, at least that time of year, and beautiful views of the bay as you drive from the park to sea level.

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Berkeley, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Hike rustic trails for dramatic views of SF Bay or the Contra Costa hills, hike along Wildcat Creek for a shady trail on a hot day, swim in Lake Anza, which is clean, cold, and has a fine sandy beach (and cold water showers for afterwards and visit the Little Farm with little ones. Tilden Park has a bit of... More

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Berkeley, California
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Yes, Tilden is a great spot for locals, vacationers, kids and adults. Not only wonderful hiking trails with great views, but also Inspiration Point which is an excellent paved wide path for hikers and bikers with a few miles of flat land, great views. Jewel Lake a short flat hike near the Little Farm and Pony Ride area. Lake Anza... More

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Rye, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If the merry-go-round is running it is so much fun, The Steam train is a great treat for children. There are interesting walking trails and a lot of nature to see.

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Carson City, Nevada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Tilden Park in the heart of Berkeley is a perfect escape close to everything for family outings. Great picnic areas and lots of grassy areas for running and ball playing or throwing frisbees. Easy access and an ideal spot for a quick getaway.n

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Tilden Regional Park is in our back yard. It is a great place for a quiet hike, for seeing all types of wildlife, and for accessing some great views of the entire Bay Area. There is some excellent mountain biking from the parking area near the Little Farm -- at the base of Canon Drive and Central Park Drive. All... More

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Unbelievable foresight established Tilden & the other East Bay Regional Parks. Enormous, fairly wild with smaller embedded kid/family attractions (steam trains, carousel), great hiking, birding, biking. Needs more public transportation/maybe shuttles to BART. Inspiration Point is a good multiuse trail. Lots of picnic areas. Wonderful free CA-themed botanical garden near Inspiration Point.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Wonderful place to picnic, hike, play, and relax. Great trails for hiking and dog walking. Picnic areas abound. Little Farm is a wonderful place for kids to see animals up close. The carousel is classic.

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Danville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I love this golf course and even if you don't play golf, it is a wonderful place to eat lunch and enjoy the view of the redwoods.

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