We're celebrating daylight savings with a later start time! Woo-hoo! This is a 2.5-mile loop hike with 800 feet elevation gain to the top of Claremont Canyon for some exercise and evening views of the Bay. Keep your fingers crossed for a clear fog-less evening.
We won't be stopping for dinner, but you can bring some snacks if you want. We'll take a short break at the top.
The uphill on this hike is VERY STEEP. It is the most challenging hike in Berkeley, IMHO. It starts off steep and it gets steeper, with no flat part to give us a respite. We tend to go slower than other meetup/exercise groups so we can enjoy the scenery and the conversation but this hike will challenge even the fittest amongst us. But who doesn't love a challenge?! Plus, the view is great and makes the climb totally worth it. Keep your fingers crossed for a nice evening with clear views. The walk down the hill is more manageable - a combination of staircases and pedestrian paths through beautiful Panoramic Hill neighborhood.
Bring lots of water and wear sturdy hiking shoes. Bring an extra warm layer since it may be windy on the hill. Bring a flashlight/headlamp or borrow one from me; I always carry several extras for the group.
Sorry but there is no restroom along our route. Please plan accordingly.
Trails are dog-friendly. Please keep Fido on leash, not everyone in the group is comfortable around dogs.
Kids - you can always bring kids on my hikes. I trust that you read the event description and can tell whether this would be a fun experience for them.
As always, my number is posted above under the event location. Please call/text/email should you have any questions about our hike.
MEETING SPOT AND DIRECTIONS
The street address is 2700 Belrose Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705. Click on Derby St & Belrose Ave under the event location and a map will open up so you can get directions. Free street parking is usually plentiful in the neighborhood.
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.
Attendance Note: if you sign up to attend, you will be counted on to show up. So please keep your RSVP up to date to reflect your intentions to join us. Members who do not show up will be recorded as a NO SHOW in the system. Members with 3 or more No Shows will be removed from the group.
View from the trail (fingers crossed for a clear evening)
Staircase on Panoramic Hill