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wildcat canyon

Average Rating:    (3.69 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 16

Alot of off road if you choose, fat jumps and high speeds. Go for all the off road you can get.
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Latitude
37.94636345087474
Longitude
-122.2998046875
Trail Directions
highway 580 to 24 go through Caldicot tunnel in the east bound direction. Get off at fish ranch road or tunnel road. Go to the top of the mountain and you see Tilden park. Thats where it begins.
Trail Length
16.3 - 21.4
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Berkley
   


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Review Date
June 2, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: moretownmac ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Mostly fast pavement/fireroad type riding. A couple of sweet downhills, nice views. Watch out for the cow gates!



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Review Date
July 14, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: phclaw ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Check the Wildcat Canyon or Tilden Park maps for bike trails - there are plenty to choose from. Riding Wildcat from the northern entrance all the way to the Visitor's Center and back is around 9 miles...it's fairly straightforward fire trails, but good exercise. Or you can climb up to inspiration point and have a nice downhill. Either way, this network is some good training rides - not too challenging (singletrack), but great scenery and fairly unpopulated if you ride during the week or early on the weekend.

Recommended Route:
Choose anything from the trailmaps.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Redwood, JM, Briones, Pt Reyes



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Review Date
November 27, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: David , from Pinole

Summary:
go through gates, the huge hill you see is called no way hill, not many people can ride to the top. you can fallow the fire road to the y in road take the trail to your left down along side the hill. when you come out from the tree tunnel go left to troft then up the hill to your right. when at the top their is some nice single track to a fire road go left on road then right to single track up along side. cross fire road to next up hill going back. from here on its almost all very fast fire road downhill back to the car. when you get to the bottom of no way stay left pay attention as you come off the corner & youll find the short cut to your right. have funn the trip down is about 7 min., not much for all the work to get up but its fun.

Recommended Route:
clark rd. gate. cars do get broken into here.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
oat hill trail - calistoga



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Review Date
March 11, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: John , from Richmond Annex

Summary:
Most of this route is fireroad. Some of the climbs are kinda brutal. singletrack is found on hadley canyon or the side trails that follow almost every fire road. its a good jaunt and best done durring the week or early on weekend mornings. This is a easily accessed and frequently used network of trails. prepare to encounter everything from blockades of hikers across trails, children and dogs off leashes everywhere.

Recommended Route:
Enter off park ave. Take widcat canyton trail through Wildcat Canyon and into Tilden. Once in Tilden take the Bike Loop trail until it deadends into the parking lot. Ride through the pinic area to the left and pick up meadow canyon trail. At near the top of meadow canyon youll come to a 3 way intersection. Take the center singletrack that leads through the trees to Wildcat Canyon Rd. Cross the road and proceed up Seaview trail. The first trailhead on your right is Quarry trail. Follow quarry trail until it joins Seaview. make a left on Seaview and youll slowly begin climbing to the ridge. Once on the top of Seaview theres some great views. ride seaview until you, again reach Wildcat Canyon Rd. make a right and head up to inspration point. Follow nimitz trail to either Hadley Canyon Trail (closed in winter do to the trail becoming total slop and not being worth the effort), Mezel trail or San Pablo trail. All of these trails terminate into wildcat canyon trail. Bcaktrack to your car @ the Park Ave. Gate.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Biones, Mt. Diablo



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Review Date
February 22, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: James , from Sacramento

Summary:
I found this trail listed in a NorCal MTB trail guide. I think they suggested a clockwise route from Inspiration. I can see why, but don't agree. Ride out Nimitz (on pavement) and then take the ridge trail down into Belgium and Wildcat Canyon.
I rode it in the fall and the lack of cooling temps got to me at the end of the Ridge. I then took a nice header down into Belgium. NICE!!!!
I would say depending on how much climbing, descending and suffering you want to do, this could be a fun trail.

Recommended Route:
North from Inspiration on Nimitz and back through the canyon.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I haven't ridden any other East Bay trails so I can't say. However, Skyline in Napa and Rockville are two sweet trails that are relatively nearby.



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