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Indian Rock Park

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Address: 950 Indian Rock Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Phone Number: (510) 981-6700
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Great viewpoint

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Trondheim, Norway
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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank taarhaug
Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank TheGalcierist
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Susan R
Maumee, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Ed C
San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank tinaNtravel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

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

Thank Anthony S
Emeryville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 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 

Thank JuliAnn T
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.

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 

Thank JeremyHakes
Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This park in North Berkeley is amazing. Kids love to climb. But keep a spare eye on them. There are stairs for the older ones, but children love the rugged.climb. Once at top you will be treated to a wonderful view of the entire San Francisco Bay. This site has been a local favorite since the at least the 30's.... More 

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