Directions/meeting point:(the meetup.com directions linked above are not always reliable, use these details to find the start of the hike) We'll meet at the Rifle Range Road entrance to Wildcat Canyon in El Cerrito. I will be driving my Silver Subaru Impreza WRX, license plate ending in 468. I'll be wearing this black Sanzaru Games hoodie (if it's not too hot). I'll send out my cell to RSVPs (but as always there is no guarantee of reception).
We'll be hiking the Wildcat Creek and San Pablo Ridge trails in Wildcat Canyon Park. The loop will be around 7-8 miles and 500 foot elevation gain. This is a dog-friendly park and well behaved dogs are welcome (though be aware we are likely to meet cattle on this trail, so be sure your dog is happy around livestock).
Hopefully the weather will be good, but be prepared for rain or mud. At this time of year be sure to bring sun screen and a sun hat. Also be sure to avoid Poison Oak, which can be found on most bay area trails.
Carpooling is recommended as there is limited parking at the trailhead (park along Rifle Range road, but look out for no parking signs). I will be driving from the NOPA district of SF, email via meetup if you need a lift.
After the hike I will going to Elevation 66 brewery if anyone fancies a drink and/or a snack.