Quarry Trail and Big Springs Trail, Berkeley

This is a moderate 3.5 mile hike with spectacular views of the Bay. Hopefully we will have a clear day ;-) Dogs on leash are welcome. For more information on this beautiful hike click here:

http://www.everytrail.com/guide/quarry-trail-and-big-springs-trail

There is total climbing of about a thousand feet to the top of the ridge, which is retraced on the loop trail back to the beginning. This starts around 1,000 feet, up to about 1,600 feet, with some up and down along the way accounting for the total gain. While generally moderate, there are a few stretches of steeper climbing that may call for a rest, even among active hikers.

The Quarry trailhead parking lot has space for about 10-20 vehicles, and includes a small grassy picnic area. It is located near a bend in Wildcat Canyon Road in Tilden Park as you arrive from the west on the road towards Inspiration Point.

Please print or download the following link to your phone.

http://www.everytrail.com/guide/quarry-trail-and-big-springs-trail

Rain cancels the event.





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  • Janeen O

    So sorry to have to bow out at the last minute. Bailey Marie woke up with a touch of diarrhea and didn't touch her breakfast. I doubt it is serious, but I want to stay home with her just in case. Have fun and hopefully catch you on the next hike.

    November 10, 2013

    • Denice

      Hi Janeen, I hope Bailey is okay. Take care and we will see you on the next hike :-)

      November 12, 2013

  • Denice

    Stellar weather, friendly group, beautiful hike! Thanks everyone for joining me on this adventure ;-)

    November 10, 2013

  • Jenn R.

    This is a nice hike. Good length and elevation. Not too hard, not to easy. I will definitely frequent this trail again.

    November 10, 2013

  • Jil P.

    I'll be coming from the Orinda side'. How far after Inspiration Point parking lot is it and is our meeting spot easy to recognize?

    November 9, 2013

    • Denice

      Hi Jil Quarry Trailhead is just past Inspiration point on your left

      November 9, 2013

  • Barbara G.

    Sorry, Will be out of town with my daughter

    November 9, 2013

    • Denice

      Have a great time Barbara..see you on the trails :-)

      November 9, 2013

  • Dale E.

    Sorry, will be out of town. Enjoy it!

    November 6, 2013

    • Denice

      Have a great weekend!

      November 9, 2013

  • Jil P.

    How many would like to go to the talk and slide show given by a couple of very knowledgeable East Bay park rangers? It's at the Lafayette Library, not sure which evening yet. Richard needs to know if it's worth having. They discuss trails , points of interest etc. and are very interesting.

    November 4, 2013

    • Denice

      Hi Jill I am interested...keep me posted ;-)

      November 4, 2013

    • Greg

      Hey Jil, I have other plans after hiking. Shopping!

      November 5, 2013

  • Janette R.

    Not joining this time. Thanks!

    November 5, 2013

  • Steve W.

    Man! I really want to make it out there on one if these hikes, but my schedule keeps messing with me.

    November 5, 2013

  • Chris

    Hey Jil I am interested but it depends when this event is being held. It sounds interesting. Please keep us posted.

    November 4, 2013

  • Julie

    I'm a maybe on this. It depends on how late I'm out the night before honestly.

    November 4, 2013

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