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“A Refugee of Mother Nature within a short distant from the heart of Oakland and Berkeley.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tilden Regional Park

Tilden Regional Park
Ranked #1 of 80 things to do in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner 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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“A Refugee of Mother Nature within a short distant from the heart of Oakland and Berkeley.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

Enter the Park from Wildcat Canyon and you will find a meadow where a really nice trail starts. It is a very nice loop of a trail, a little hike up the hill with bushes of wild birds at the top there is view of a small valleyM. In summer months you might see big snakes curling and sleeping on the trail, mostly quite harmless unless disturbed. There are caves at the top of the hills remnants from the old Native days. At the other side of the trail there is a small creek with clear running water, rather pleasant to hear. Morning time is the best and you will be greeted by friendly fellow hikers. Enjoy ! A little a bit further there is Lake Anza. With meadows to play with the dogs or frisbies or just plain picknicking with bbq facilities. You can also hike around the lake be careful of small green snakes, they might cross the trail or fall from the trees, quite harmless. Enjoy summer months at Lake Anza ! There is another trail further up toward Walnut Creek, I forgot the name, also very nice and quite lonhger than Wildcat, you can ride your bicycle to Walnut Creek I think. I recommend to visit Tilden if you love nature while you are in the Bay Area !

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Pinole, California
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“Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

I have been going to Tilden for as long as I can remember. There is so much to see and do there. I love the hiking trails and the ponds. I have never seen so many turtles in one place. I love the little farm and the Carousal if awesome. The train ride is always fun. Love this place.

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Irvine, California
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“Steam Trains are a "Must Do"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

We didn't do anything else at the park other than the steam trains, so I can't comment on the park other than the steam trains. However, the steam trains are a "must do" if you have kids. (One could argue that it's a "must do" if you don't have kids!) Although train rides for kids are a common thing, these are real steam trains. This characteristic, along with a forest-like setting, sets it apart from other train rides.

Visited June 2012
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Progreso, Mexico
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“Hike up Wildcat Peak”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

A full 360-degree view of the Bay Area awaits you at the top! Unique in the region; not to be missed if you can handle the walk up.

Visited September 2012
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Berkeley, California, United States
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“oopps I gave this rating for the Golden Gate Park instead!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

see my comments for Golden Gate Park...I mistook the other review for Tilden Park ...my bad! But love Tilden Park...go often..lots to see take picnic or Lake Anza in summer!!Old fashioned merry-go-round.WE also love Golden gate Park!

Visited March 2012
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