Stonewall Panoramic Trail is a 2.4-kilometer moderately trafficked out-and-back trail near Berkeley, California that features beautiful wildflowers. The trail is open all year and offers a variety of activities. This trail is also open to dogs and horses.
The Huchiun Ohlone Indians were the first to live in this area. They could have hunted and gathered in the Claremont Canyon area. Claremont Canyon now offers the community breathtaking panoramic views of the Bay Area as well as the opportunity for a vigorous workout.
Despite the fact that this trail has an elevation gain of 945 feet with four very steep segments, there are several terraced spots where you can relax and enjoy the view. Along the way, you’ll see oak, bay laurel, and eucalyptus trees, California sagebrush, and a variety of other plant communities. Claremont Canyon is also home to a number of animal species, including black-tailed deer, coyotes, gray foxes, red-tailed hawks, and western garter snakes.
Begin at the Stonewall Road trailhead. Enter the park and proceed to the Stonewall Panoramic Trail on the right. The trail will turn sharply right and gradually become steeper. There are numerous unmarked trails that branch off the Stonewall Panoramic Trail. Turn around and retrace your steps back to the trailhead once you’ve reached the top.
This is a fantastic climb that is short, steep, and offers spectacular views. If you choose, you can continue on to the skyline ridge trail.
The East Bay Hills offer stunning vistas! One of the pathways leading down is blocked by plants and branches that have been clipped as a precaution. Fantastic hike!
It’s a lovely walk, and it’s especially lovely at sunset. It’s wonderful to take a sunset walk after work now that the daylight lasts so long. There are numerous methods to make the trail loop. People travel up Panoramic Way to enjoy the scenery.
At sunset, the trail with the best views in the East Bay is even more beautiful!
Keep an ear out for the mating pair of great horned owls if you go around sunset! They converse while sitting amid the eucalyptus trees. So enchanted!
One of the Bay Area’s greatest views. Be aware that the hike is somewhat strenuous. The breathtaking view from the top is well worth the arduous climb.
The trail was well-maintained and well-marked. The trail consists primarily of a series of gentle switchbacks, with the peak being a short but sharp ascent. The views from the summit were breathtaking.
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
- 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
- Grizzly Peak Trail from Golf Course Drive
- 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!