Tilden Regional Park - Running

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Variety is the word that comes to mind when thinking about Tilden Regional Park. Go there and see for yourself.


35.0 miles

Nearly 40 miles of interconnected trails can be linked from Tilden

Destination Distance From Downtown

12.3 miles


3 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

2 hours

1/2 hour to 2 hours


All Seasons

Dog Friendly

On Leash Only

Dogs are not allowed in the Nature Area, but are allowed on trails. Check Tilden's guidelines for more direction.

Fees Permits


No fees for trail access. Some fees for swimming, golf, activities.

Land Website

Tilden Park



Tilden Regional Park is a 2,079-acre regional park on the edge of Berkeley above the UC Berkeley campus. The park is part of the extensive East Bay Regional Park District. Along with swimming at Lake Anza in the summer, strolling through a botanical garden, nature area, farm, and golf course, there are also nearly 40 miles of trails available to explore at Tilden.

What Makes It Great

 From narrow dirt single track that will challenge a runner’s technical skills to easy paved trail, there’s something here for every kind of running preference. Trailheads and junctions are posted with maps, and printed versions are available to carry with you. Park at any of the parking areas and head out from there.

One of the most popular trails in Tilden is Nimitz Way, a 4-mile paved trail that starts from Inspiration Point. Located on the eastern side of the park, the trail follows the ridges through Wildcat Canyon Regional Park before ending on a peak with scenic views of San Francisco Bay. Watch out for the cattle guards.

Who is Going to Love It

There's a lot of ground to cover, so runners of all walks will have a good time at Tilden. For an extensive look at the trails in the area, visit the California Parks page to check out their maps

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

The main entrance is located at 2501 Grizzly Peak Blvd, Orinda, CA 94563. There are PDF maps for trails on the California Parks page


Tilden Regional Park

Orinda, CA,
37.896206, -122.25227

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