Sunset hike in Tilden Park

  • June 21, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Let's do another after-work hike to enjoy the long sunny days. This is a scenic 5-mile loop with about 1,000ft elevation gain.  We'll start off on a shaded creekside trail, go by Jewel Lake and then climb up to Wildcat Peak where we'll have dinner and watch the sun set (8:35pm) and the City light up at night.  We may get views or we may get fog I never know what the Bay Area weather gods have in store for us.  Keep your fingers crossed for a clear night!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will walk back to the cars in the moonlight via a 2-mile paved (!) trail. If you've never hiked in the dark before, this is a very user-friendly way to start: on a paved trail and guided by the moon light. If the moon is not obstructed by clouds, we won't even need our flashlights.

Depending on how long we spend at the dinner spot, we should be back at the parking lot around 10pm. If you hiked with me before, you know we tend to go slower than most meetup/exercise groups so we can enjoy the scenery and the conversation.  Fast-pace hikers are welcome to join, all I ask is that you please wait at all the trail intersections esp. at night!

Please bring 1.5L of water, dinner, and snacks to share if you want.  Wear good hiking shoes and warm layers (may be windy at the top).  I want you to be warm and comfy while we linger at dinner for 30 minutes or so - please bring an extra layer, gloves, hat, jacket... whatever you need to keep warm.  Your sweetheart and red wine works, too :) Also bring a working headlamp or flashlight. But come anyway, even if you don't have one.  I have extras I can loan to folks.

FYI - We may not be the only meetup group up there. This is a popular spot for sunset watching... we may make new friends.

Sorry, no dogs are allowed in this area of the park.

There are restrooms at the trailhead and a couple of other spots along the way.

MEETING SPOT AND DIRECTIONS

We will meet at the Nimitz Way trailhead at Inspiration Point, a large parking lot off of Wildcat Canyon Rd in Tilden Park. Use the map link above or google "Inspiration Point Tilden Park" or use[masked]°N[masked]°W for your GPS.  Please allow plenty of time to drive to the meeting spot and take your time on the narrow and twisting roads in the hills.

Please look up directions ahead of time so you can be on time. We will only wait a few minutes past the posted start time.  I am timing the hike to watch the sunset at the top.

Here are some pictures of the creek trail, Jewel Lake, and our dinner spot at Wildcat Peak.

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  • Laurie M.

    Thanks Alina for leading a wonderful hike! The trails were gorgeous. The sunset and moon rise view was spectacular wich was enhanced with a fun group and yummy snacks and wine.

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Julie c.

    Thanks to whoever posted the photo of Jewel Lake. Gorgeous!

    June 22, 2013

  • Alina

    Thank you all for coming. I had a great time with you all. What a beautiful night for a hike!!!

    3 · June 21, 2013

  • Wen

    Sorry have to change my RSVP so late.. Stuck at work

    June 21, 2013

    • Alina

      Bummer Wen-Yee :( We'll miss you. See you Sunday.

      June 21, 2013

  • Robert

    In El Cerrito or Albany

    June 21, 2013

    • D S

      Hi Robert

      June 21, 2013

    • D S

      I'm near the El Cerrito Bart station

      June 21, 2013

  • Robert

    Txt[masked] can pick u up on my way

    June 21, 2013

  • D S

    Anyone coming by the El Cerrito area?

    June 21, 2013

  • Alina

    Late signups - please remember to bring food and a warm jacket/hat/scarf/etc to stay comfy during our al fresco dinner at Wildcat Peak. Sorry if I sound too much like your mom. Just want you to enjoy the evening :-)

    June 21, 2013

  • D S

    I'm new. Sounds fun.

    June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello everyone,
    It is with great regret that I must change my RSVP at the last minute. Unfortunately I am dealing with an issue involving 2 dogs, 1 skunk, and half of my furniture. I look forward to the next hike. Sorry again. Mike

    June 21, 2013

    • Alina

      Sorry, Mike. Sounds like a sticky situation.

      June 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes Alina, it is. I've been scrubbing, cleaning, and doing laundry all day and making only moderate headway. Thanks

      June 21, 2013

  • Alina

    I'm coming from North Berkeley Bart at 6pm - let me know if anyone needs a ride.

    June 21, 2013

    • Alina

      Hi Hana. Wanna meet at Bart or can I pick you up on the way. Text if you want. My number is posted up above under the meetup location.

      June 21, 2013

    • Alina

      Yes, Ali. Del Norte & Sutter about 6:10. I'll text you

      June 21, 2013

  • Steve P.

    Tweaked my ankle. Hope you all have fun

    June 21, 2013

  • Alina

    Listen up waitlisters. I changed the waitlist settings to "manual" - if a last-minute spot opens up everyone on the waitlist will get an email. To snag the spot, come to the event page and manually change your RSVP from Waitlist to Attending (first come first served). This approach cuts down on unintentional no-shows and ensures that people who sign up are still interested and can make it even at the eleventh hour.

    June 21, 2013

  • Steve P.

    Tweaked my ankle at work today. Gonna rest it. Hope you have fun.

    June 21, 2013

  • Alina

    Please don't forget dinner and a warm jacket. We'll be in the park til 10 and it gets chilly and windy at night.

    June 21, 2013

  • Alina

    Hi everyone. Our sunset Tilden hike is coming up tomorrow. Hope to see you all there - please update your RSVP if plans change. Thank you!!!

    June 20, 2013

  • Deborah L

    I'm sorry, coming down with something. I'll be at next week's hikes.

    June 20, 2013

  • cristina

    Decided to get out of town.

    June 17, 2013

  • Phil

    Joan and Rae, I can pick you both up from Rockridge BART by 5:15pm. I'll be in the waiting area where the taxis also park (to the left as you exit the main entrance). If you need to reach me, my cell is:[masked]-3731.

    Let me know if this will work for you.

    June 14, 2013

    • Phil

      Sorry, I was thinking this was tonight's hike. I can meet you both next Friday at Rockridge BART at 6pm, if that works for you. Let me know.

      June 14, 2013

    • joan O

      Thanks for the offer, Phil. I just realized I have to drop out because I have concert tkts that night. Hope you have a good time.

      June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow! I look forward to this outing. Thanks

    June 12, 2013

  • joan O

    Can anyone offer me a ride from any BART station?

    June 12, 2013

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