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Address: 950 Indian Rock Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Phone Number: (510) 981-6700
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Stunning Rock Formation with Outstanding Bay Views

I live in Berkeley and frequently walk in the neighborhood of Indian Rock. It's well known by the rock climbing community and you can usually see people practicing their skills... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ruth T
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Berkeley, California
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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in Berkeley and frequently walk in the neighborhood of Indian Rock. It's well known by the rock climbing community and you can usually see people practicing their skills. But for the rest of us, steps are carved in the rock so you can easily reach the top to enjoy stunning views of San Francisco Bay. There are two... More 

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Thank Ruth T
Trondheim, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for a geocache and enjoyed a great view of San Fransisco and the bay. The were lots of climbers very active when we visited.

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Thank taarhaug
Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

It is a nice experience to have a glimpse of nature among a busy town. Among the traffic and the houses there is this rock formation giving a climbing opportunity and snack of nature if time does not allow to go one of the main dishes in the area.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

A huge rock, right in the middle of the city! Well, not exactly in downtown or anything, but Berkeley's not a big city and there's this enormous rock in North Berkeley with little steps built in so you can climb to the top and have a picnic or just sit and view the sunset.

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Thank Susan R
Maumee, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This was my climbing rock when I was a kid visiting my grandparents who lived around the block. Without a doubt, one of the finest views of San Francisco Bay Area. Go early in the morning or for a romantic Sunset view. Bring good shoes as you will be climbing on the rock which has some carved in stairs but... More 

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Thank Ed C
San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The area is rather small - mostly just the rock. The rock is easy to climb as stairs have been cut into the rock. On the top, you get a great view of SF with the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate bridge. The main reason I rated this average is because the park/rock area is rather small. I don't think... More 

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Thank tinaNtravel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Easy to climb though can get a bit crowded at times. The best views are however to be found on Grotto Rock.

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Thank Anthony S
Emeryville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Indian Rock is a set of giant boulders randomly found within a quiet neighborhood in North Berkeley. They've carved steps into the rocks so you can easily climb to the top for a beautiful view of the Bay. Some more serious rock climbers will "boulder" on the steep side of the rocks. It's an interesting spot to check out. Definitely... More 

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Moraga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

For all those willing to test their rock climbing skills, this formation has long been a favorite one. Classes are held here. As Indian Rock is located in a north Berkeley neighborhood, you may have a hard time finding a parking spot. Best advice is to arrive early. Always have a buddy along. Pay attention to weather reports.

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Thank CJSTEINBERG
Golden, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We swung by for a quick visit and thought it was pretty great. Picnic spots, water fountain, but no bathroom facility. Extremely tight parking in a pretty crowded neighborhood area. A couple of great trees on the property, too. Wish it was bigger, as I'm sure the neighbors do, too. Would be fun to visit all the Rock Parks in... More 

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