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.