A Berkeley hike will leave you satisfied whether you’re seeking for a new sport to add to your training program or a fun weekend getaway.

In the Berkeley Hills, Grizzly Peak is a local favorite. From one tranquil, easily accessible spot, escape the city hubbub and enjoy a stunning view of Oakland, Berkeley, and San Francisco. The Grizzly Peak Trail, which is 2.6 miles long, can be hiked or driven to the Peak.

This hike is easy-to-moderate in difficulty and offers spectacular views of San Francisco and the San Pablo Reservoir on both sides. Coyotes howled, wildflowers bloomed, birds chirped, and wildflowers bloomed. Road noise can be heard at times, but that is to be expected on an urban trek.

The Grizzly Peak Trail leads to an excellent view over the San Francisco Bay Area and is located in La Loma Park in the Berkeley Hills section of the city of Berkeley, California. There are numerous beautiful areas to stop and take photos of when driving up Grizzly Peak Road. This is a terrific hike to take visitors or out-of-town guests on, and it can be done on the way to or from Oakland/Berkeley.

Many runners have commented that this track is ideal for running and that the summit is a fantastic place to stop and take in the scenery. It would be about a 1-mile roundtrip run if you choose to run to the summit and back. It would take a little over 2 miles to run the entire trail. This trail is dog-friendly, but you must keep your dog on a leash at all times. On a clear day, this hike is the nicest and most picturesque, therefore check the weather forecast the day before your trip.

Because of its low elevation, the summit may be climbed virtually all year. Because of the ice and snow, it may be better to avoid the top during periods of recent snowfall. On the top, snow normally doesn’t linger long, melting off most of the trails within a few days. In the summer, temperatures may be too hot to enjoy a pleasant climb.

Grizzly bears were in the area until the late 1880s, hence the mountain was named for them. In August 1922, the last grizzly bear in California was killed in the Sierra foothills east of Fresno.

Berkeley, California is blessed with some of the Bay Area’s most beautiful hiking trails for you to explore with your furbaby.  Here’s a list of our favorites:

  • Panoramic Hill, Chaparral Peak, and Strawberry Canyon Loop
  • Stonewall Panoramic Trail
  • Wildcat Gorge, Meadows Canyon, and Curran Trail
  • Strawberry Canyon Fire Trail
  • Chaparral Peak via Stonewall-Panoramic Trail
  • Upper Big Springs, Seaview, and Quarry Trails Loop
  • Berkeley Marina Loop Trail
  • Strawberry Creek Fire Trails via Dwight Way

All of these dog-friendly hikes are located just a short distance from our location in downtown Berkeley, at 1935 Addison Street, Suite A!