Walk the Rock Parks of Berkeley

Saturday, July 7, 2018
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free—Reservations Required.
Northeast corner of Solano Avenue and The Alameda.
Berkeley, Alameda County

Join us for a walk on Berkeley’s pedestrian paths and stairways to visit seven small parks centered on large volcanic outcroppings.

Along the way, we’ll view quintessential Berkeley neighborhoods with fine gardens and architecture (including homes designed by Julia Morgan). Our climb will reward us with great views of the Bay and beyond.

This walk is featured in Berkeley Walks, co-authored by hike leader Bob Johnson and Janet Byron.

Photo: Bob Johnson


Outing Leaders:
Robert Johnson
Total Distance:
This is a moderately strenuous walk of 5 miles with an 1,100 feet elevation gain.
Weather Policy:

Heavy rain cancels.

Where to Meet:

We’ll assemble at the northeast corner of Solano Avenue and The Alameda in Berkeley, near the start of the Indian Rock Path (and near the tunnel at the end of upper Solano Avenue). Street parking is available, but check signs. This area is served by AC transit lines 7, 18, and 79 from downtown Berkeley and other locations.

Leaders Note:

Bring lunch, water, dress in layers, and wear good walking shoes. Bring poles if you normally use them. Most of our walking is on city sidewalks with an option to ascend some rock outcrops for views. If you have questions about this outing, email Ken Lavin or phone him at 415-543-6771 x321.


One Comment on “Walk the Rock Parks of Berkeley

  1. Hi, I would like to sign up myself and 2 friends for this coming Sunday. Is there any part that is flat that my husband can meet us, he has some heart issues and can’t walk a lot of steps. If not it will just be the 3 of us

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