It has been quite a while since we ran here. It will probably be cold, but it is beautiful. 6-7 miles.
Directions to the Run Inspiration Point From Highway 24 Take the Orinda exit Take Camino Pablo towards El Sobrante/Richmond (north) for 2.2 miles Turn Left onto Wildcat Canyon Road at stop light Go 2.3 miles to top of hill Parking lot for Inspiration point vista is on right (east) side of the road
From I-80 East Exit at University Avenue and go east following it the end Turn left onto Oxford Street Turn right at Hearst Ave (about 2 blocks) Turn left at Spruce Street (about 2 blocks) Continue on Spruce to the Spruce Gate entrance to Tilden Park (about 2 miles to the top of the hill) Follow Wildcat Canyon Road past the Botanical Gardens to the Inspiration Point vista (about 3.5 miles) on left (east) side of the road Or another route through Berkeley:
From 580 or 80: Exit at Buchanan Street in Albany and head east toward the hills As you cross San Pablo Avenue, Buchanan becomes Marin Avenue. Drive Marin for about 2 miles. You will reach The Circle, which is a traffic circle around a fountain. Go halfway around the circle and then exit The Circle to continue straight up the hill on Marin. At Grizzly Peak, turn left. At Wildcat Canyon Road, turn right. Follow Wildcat Canyon Road for several miles, passing the Brazil Room and the Botanical Garden. Inspiration Point will be on your left. ..