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Tilden Regional Park

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Open Now: 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Gorgeous park, incredible views, lots to do!

Great place to see incredible Bay area views! Beautiful picnic areas for friends and family. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Eileen T
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These Hills Were Made For Walking

Tilden Regional Park is a wonderful outdoor experience for every age, including an 18-hole golf... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Francisco, California
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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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entrances at Wildcat Canyon Rd & Grizzly Peak Blvd, Berkeley, CA 94701
+1 510-562-7275
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place to see incredible Bay area views! Beautiful picnic areas for friends and family. The carousel is amazing with snack bar and lots if history, and the mini steam train is a must for kids and adults, alike,a beautiful ride through the redwoods!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Eileen T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tilden Regional Park is a wonderful outdoor experience for every age, including an 18-hole golf course, plenty of hiking trails, a carousel, nature center, and farm animals to feed and pet. The views of the Bay are stunning, but the roads are winding and narrow,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank advisorhee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited Tilden park frequently for more than 60 years since I first went at the age of 10. It is but a few minutes drive from the urban East Bay. Even a leisurely drive through its winding roadways is a pleasure. But it’s...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LawrenceofBerkeley
Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

Tilden has many parts that are exciting to preschoolers. There is the Little Farm and the Merry-go-Round. It’s possible to reserve tables and rides on the Merry-go-Round. It’s a wonderful venue for young people to sit for lunch and also move around to go on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

There are so many things to do for young kids, adults, family, everyone. I need to go there more often. We go there for hiking, museum, kids train, animal farm, lakes.......

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 825sanjeevm
Reviewed February 10, 2019

I came to Berkeley for grad school in 1968 and became friendly with a group of folks also studying at Cal. Therefore, I learned quickly about the recreational activities here that were meant for low income folks--like students. Tilden has everything--boundless hiking trails, bicycling trails,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JanElise2012
Reviewed February 3, 2019

When I'm visiting Oakland/Berkeley my friends an I go hiking often. Tilden Regional Park is a great choice. The trails are fairly accessible for most people, the views are great.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alec D
Reviewed February 3, 2019

It is not a place for special trip if you are visiting from out of town though this a good place for relaxed outings on the weekends for local Bay Area families. You need your own transportation to go to different attractions for children. Preschoolers...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Calpal66
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Tilden Park is beautiful, and there are many great hikes in the park. Inspriation Point trail has an asphalt path and both bicycles and walkers can use it. The views are fantastic.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Miriam S
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Berkeley Hills. Miles of scenic driving, hiking. A place for kids at the little Farm, Carousel, Lake Anza. Golf course, botanical gardens. The best of Berkeley!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Judy C
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June 10, 2018|
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Response from christopherpee | Reviewed this property |
Wildcat Peak. Can hike/walk there via Inspiration Point or start below at Little Farm. Use AllTrails to navigate.
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Response from Cathy C | Reviewed this property |
No camping in Tilden but Lake Chabot regional is about 30 minutes away and has some campsites