Wildcat Canyon Regional Park Hike - Canine Friendly

Here is some outdoor activity for President's Day. This hike is co-listed with the Sierra Club. The first 2 miles are flat but once we get up to the San Pablo Ridge, the view is amazing. If you have not been to Wildcat Canyon before, here is some good info on the park and what to expect: http://www.ebparks.org/parks/wildcat . Bring: Remember to bring water, fruit or energy bars and sunblock. There is plenty of parking, but the best parking spots (on Wildcat Canyon). Directions: From El Cerrito, take Interstate 80 east (towards Sacramento) to Richmond and exit at Solano Ave. Turn left at the bottom of the off ramp onto Amador. Continue on Amador to the second stop sign which will be McBryde Ave. Turn right on McBryde and continue to the first stop sign. There are ornamental stone pillars and a tall hedge on the left. This is the entrance to Alvarado Park. Park on the street, and walk across and into Alvarado. For the staging area and trail access, continue straight through the stop sign putting you on Park Ave. The Wildcat Canyon staging area is approximately 1/4 mile farther on Park Ave. From North Richmond and Pinole, take I-80 west to the McBryde exit. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left onto Mcbryde Ave. Follow McBryde to the second stop sign. The ornamental stone pillars to your left mark the entrance to Alvarado Park. Proceed straight through the stop sign onto Park Ave. for approximately 1/4 mile to reach the Wildcat Canyon staging area. Turn onto Lone Oak Road and follow it to the end. Park on the road and access the trail through the vehicle gate. Please note that dogs are not allowed when accessing Wildcat Canyon park through Tilden Nature Area.

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  • Julia

    ThanksCelina for your comment. I would like to thank Sandra for all of her help and the knowledge of the park!

    February 19, 2013

    • Sandra

      It was great to meet all of you, and fun to share a portion of Wildcat Canyon with such great folks. :)

      February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was planning to come, but I can't figure out where it is you're meeting from the description.

    February 18, 2013

    • Julia

      I apologize and sorry that you couldn't make it. I copied the directions from else where. Apparently they were that good?

      February 19, 2013

  • celina

    Nice,friendly group. Most have good knowledge of the trail.

    February 18, 2013

  • celina

    Am not so familiar with the neighborhood yet. Can you give specifics to where I'll find the grp ? My last RSVP failed cause my GPS gave me a tour of the hillside .I have to stop for directions. Am coming from CuTting blvd & Canal blvd off 580Hwy. Thanks.

    February 17, 2013

    • Julia

      Directions: Please get onto Hwy 880 and not Hwy 580, then follow the below directions: From El Cerrito, take Interstate 80 east (towards Sacramento) to Richmond and exit at Solano Ave. Turn left at the bottom of the off ramp onto Amador. Continue on Amador to the second stop sign which will be McBryde Ave. Turn right on McBryde and continue to the first stop sign. There are ornamental stone pillars and a tall hedge on the left. This is the entrance to Alvarado Park.

      February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Maybe I will bring a friend but not sure...but definitely my dog!

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will bring my dog but I can't go the whole 6 miles. Just had surgery

    February 17, 2013

  • Sandra

    The +2 are Houdini and Artemis.

    February 14, 2013

  • John

    I would love to, but I have to work. :-(

    February 13, 2013

    • Julia

      Congratulations in finding a job, I am happy for you.

      February 13, 2013

  • Carol K.

    How many miles is the hike and how many hours will it take?

    February 13, 2013

    • Julia

      It is about 6 miles long and will end around 5:30.

      February 13, 2013

  • Julia­ changed the location to Wildcat Canyon Regional Park

    February 12, 2013

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