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Tilden Nature Area

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Address: cnr of Central Park & Canyon Drs, Oakland, CA 94606
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+1 888-327-2757
05:00 - 22:00
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Best place for views or walks

We have enjoyed Tilden Park as a family for decades. Great hiking , great views and a place to be one with East Bay nature. Most places dog friendly.

Reviewed 17 October 2016
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have enjoyed Tilden Park as a family for decades. Great hiking , great views and a place to be one with East Bay nature. Most places dog friendly.

Thank Calboy1972
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Always an enjoyable time at Tilden Nature Park. No matter your age or fitness level, there is something to enjoy at TIlden. Lake Anza provides cool swimming and a nice beach. Hiking trails have great views of the bay.

Thank Jen J
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This is a must go place if in the area or even worth crossing a bridge. Great for walking/hiking and even driving around. Much better to get out of the car and walk around.

Thank Dave N
Hayward, California, United States
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63 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Tilden is a large park in the Berkeley Hills a couple of minutes' drive from downtown Berkeley. Aside from forested canyons and sunny meadows (and many picnic tables and grills) the park has swimming Lake Anza, a children's train ride, and a world-class botanical garden which reflects the diverse wildflowers of California thanks to microclimate niches

Thank John C
Berkeley, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Tilden Park is in the Berkeley hills and it has many attractions ranging from a merry go round, miniature train, horse stables ETC. For children as well as a beautiful lake, picnic grounds and a formal hall for receptions etc. A great place for a day's family outing.

Thank Anilr2
Soda Springs, California
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

I grew up living near this very large Regional park. It has many features for families, including a merry go round, little train ride, farm, horse rides, a swimming lake, caves to climb and explore(dangerous!), a botanical garden, a golf course, and miles of trails.

1 Thank mike6ft9in
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

This is another local family favorite. As a child, my family would head to Tilden almost every weekend. We would pack a lunch. My parents would read the newspaper while my brother and I played in the grass. After lunch, we would hit up the steam train, the little farm and if I was lucky - we would get a... More 

1 Thank Katy D
Oakland, California
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 11 November 2015

There's a nice loop around the lake. There is also a nice lodge onsite, and you can schedule meetings there, too.

Thank MoAnderson
El Cerrito, California
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203 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015

We were surprised at the quality of the information at the education center. We had passed by it numerous times, never stopping in. Don’t make the same mistake. There is some quality information and interesting dioramas here regarding the history and ecology of the Wildcat Creek watershed. There is also information on the various parts of Tilden Park and brochures... More 

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Berkeley, California
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Reviewed 17 July 2015

Tilden has everything you want for a day-long picnic/party to overnight camping. The weather up here on the hill tends to be on the cool/cooler side so you want to bring a few 'Bay Area' layers. My favorite aspect of the park is the loop trail near the Little Farm that takes you to Jewel Lake. Serene and gentle walking... More 

Thank Nives W

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