Tilden Nature Area is a 740-acre preserve located just North of Tilden Regional Park. 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. A 750-foot boardwalk through the woods leads to Jewel Lake, a historic reservoir and waterworks, and a peaceful place to watch wildlife.Put Tilden Nature Area at the forefront of your travel plans using our Oakland travel tool.
At Tilden Nature Area one can also find the renowned Environmental Education Center (EEC), headquarters for the area's interpretive programs, and the historic Little Farm.
Tilden Nature Area reviews
In the Oakland hills, this park has something for everyone! A train ride and carousel for kids and adults, a Botanic Garden, a golf course, hiking trails. And spectacular views of the SF Bay more »
Huge green area, one of the lungs of the Bay Area. Good place to enjoy the outdoors, hiking or biking, just a big area. more »
This park is amazing. Not only beautiful, but a fun place to visit with the whole family. We have enjoyed several Saturdays in Tilden park and we're eager to go back. A few highlights include: The merry-go-round Petting zoo and visitors center The steam trains If you're a local, don't miss out on visiting this park!
This park is beautiful! A nice place for short or longer hikes. The naturalists on staff were great with my kids. It was both educational and fun.
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