Entrance free. With over 10 miles of hiking trails, the preserve contains a blend of native and introduced plant communities, including oak/bay woodlands, grasslands, eucalyptus forests, and streams. Hikes range from the leisurely, self-guided Jewel Lake Nature Trail to a vigorous climb up Wildcat Peak (elevation 1,211') for panoramic, San Francisco Bay views. Provides access to the environmental education center and the little farm in Tilden nature area
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TILDEN NATURE AREA REVIEWS
This place is awesome! It is so close to anybody living in Oakland, Berkeley, Orinda, etc, and just a wonderful place to escape City Life and hug a tree LOL! I love going on my own to the petting zoo, carousel, and various places like the steam train. Just an excellent place to unwind, take a drive, for your mind. Love it!
So much fun! Go early for parking and also the animals will be nice and hungry. Take a lot of lettuce and celery it goes quick. The farm is perfect for people of all ages and the animals were super friendly!
CESAR CHAVEZ PARK
Acreage: 90 acres (3,920,400 sq. ft.). Trails throughout the park; the 1.25 mile Dorothy Stegmann trail around the park’s perimeter is fully wheelchair accessible. Portable toilets and limited parking available. Picnic areas are available on a first-come basis
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CESAR CHAVEZ PARK REVIEWS
We came across this National Monument by accident on the way to see the Tehachapi Train Loop. We popped in for a quick look, not knowing who Cesar Chavez was. The entrance was FREE. The center contains an introductory film and then a superb display of photographs telling the story of his fight for better working conditions for farmworkers. There was just enough detail in the exhibits. Outside there were lovely gardens, alongside his and his wife's grave. It was definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.
The great local park. The off-leash dog park at the center, an on-leash trail that goes around. Lovely bay and city views. Great location to watch kites and the blue devils when they come around.
Offers a wide array of recreational and play opportunities in a beautiful hillside setting. School-age play area featuring popular 40-foot hill slide, large swings, track ride, 8' high wood structure with slide, sliding pole, and net climber. Group picnic areas and baseball fields are available for reservation or rental. The main entrance from Euclid and play features are wheelchair accessible
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CODORNICES PARK REVIEWS
Great park in the East Bay and worth the climb up the hill. If it is too packed, the Rose Garden is a nice option across the street. Very dog-friendly and lots of areas to move in so you can find your own little piece to enjoy yourself. Multiple playgrounds for the kids and multiple picnic areas. Packed on weekends. Great cement slide that usually has corrugated for you to use.
What a fun park. The slide was surprisingly fun. There are plenty of cardboard boxes laying around the ground to pick up and use. Not only was it fun for kids but for those young at heart. So much to see and a lovely path to wander on.