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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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Menifee
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105 reviews 105 reviews
51 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We visited this large park in early August. We wanted to see the steam train and the little farm. Directional signs were well placed and intuitive, which is not the case with a lot of attractions. Our thought is 'It is always someone's first time' and the more direction the better. The steam train is only $3 a ride, and... More

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Berkeley, California
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14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a beautiful park with lots of nicely marked trails and best of all my dog can roam off leash on some of the trails. We take the trail to Lake Anza and sit beside the lake and cool ourselves (my dog in the water). There are quite a few trails that are shady so seek one out and... More

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Berkeley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

There is a lake, which is really beautiful. You can also swim there, but you have to pay for it. For what remains, nothing special. The park is not looked after very well, tall grass and broken trees are everywhere. An other nice spot is a point view on the hills, where you can see San Francisco and part of... More

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Fremont, California
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715 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Tilden Park is in the Berkeley Hills and is a wonderful place to go. We have gone several times. We have taken the train ride and the merry go round rides there. We have attended wonderful wedding receptions at the Brazil Room at the park. The Brazil room is a beautiful garden setting with both indoor and patio seating. We... More

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Madrid
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Amazing place to go with kids or solo. There is a little farm, steam train, wonderful places to hike.

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New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We didn't have a map so just chose a trail to try randomly. On a dusty, hot day, we had a vigorous walk up the hillside, not all the way to the top, as we knew that on the other side was… just the other side of the mountain. A good day trip while visiting Berkeley.

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Berkeley, California
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you have some strong legs I highly recommend that you ride from Berkeley to Tilden Park on Wildcat Canyon to Inspiration Point. The road has just been repaved, so it is smoothas silk now, and once you get to Inspiration, you are off the road on a beatiful shared paved path throught the Hills. Great wildlife viewing, hawks, deer,... More

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Chicago
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81 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The steam railroad was the most fun and the best value in the park. Do not miss it! It is about a 15 minute ride for a couple of dollars.

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Berkeley, California
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132 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Tilden features a wide range of hiking trails with stunning views of the Bay. You can choose an easy or challenging hike as strikes your fancy. Lake Anza is great for swimming, particularly early in the morning when there are not crowds and the mist is still moving over the surface of the water. It's great to have this space... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Tilden Park is a great place to have fun, relax, bring the kids or explore on your own. The reason is that it is connected to the entire East Bay Parks system which is a collection of some of the most beautiful secluded, forested park areas in the country. Without a doubt. Be sure to do your homework in the... More

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