Berkeley HIlls

East Bay: Berkeley Hills and Upper Campus Urban Walk

Date:
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Time:
10 a.m - 2:30 p.m.
Cost:
Free - Reservations Required
Place:
Berkeley
Alameda County

Join Greenbelt Alliance Board member Bob Johnson for a great walk through another Berkeley neighborhood. This time, we’ll explore an area of steep hills adjoining the upper UC campus.

This mostly forested neighborhood was one of the last areas built out in Berkeley and includes a variety of homes from traditional to modern, often clinging to steep slopes. As we walk, we’ll enjoy panoramic views from the upper campus near Lawrence Hall of Science. Although most of the area has no sidewalks, traffic is light, and the up and down streets offer good exercise.

This is one of the walks featured on Bob Johnson and Janet Byron’s website www.berkeleywalks.com. Others are featured in their book, Berkeley Walks.

Photo: Bob Johnson

Outing Leaders:
Bob Johnson
Total Distance:
This is a moderate walk of 3.2 miles with 650 feet in elevation gain
Weather Policy:

Heavy rain cancels.

Where to Meet:

We’ll assemble at the corner of Shasta Road and Grizzly Peak Blvd in Berkeley.

Shasta jogs here so we want the segment headed downhill a little further south from the other segment that has signs pointing toward Tilden Park. Parking is available on Grizzly Peak or other nearby streets. AC Transit #65 stops near the starting point but note that service is infrequent on Saturdays. There should be a 9:30 a.m. bus from downtown Berkeley; check schedules.

 

Leaders Note:

Bring water, lunch, dress in layers, and wear good walking shoes. Bring poles if you normally use them. If you have questions about this outing email Ken Lavin or phone (415) 543-6771 x 321.

 

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