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Nature Walk: NEW ROUTE, Strawberry Canyon, Berkeley: Moderate, with more challenging options

Saturday, December 15, 2018, 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM
Upper Strawberry Canyon trailhead, Grizzly Peak Boulevard
Berkeley, CA  94705
Audre Newman
Nature Walk
Registration is not available online - contact the event coordinator
No Fee

RSVP: Email Audre Newman or call 510-548-0530 

When: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Where: Upper Strawberry Canyon trailhead, Grizzly Peak Boulevard.  Parking is along Grizzly Peak Blvd, just south of the Centennial Drive intersection, Berkeley

Open to: Members & volunteers

Accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible

Wide dirt trail (fire road). After a short (~25 yds) stretch of ~20º incline the trail levels out and traverses the west-facing slopes below Grizzly Peak Blvd, high above the Cal campus.  On a clear day the view of the campus, the city of Berkeley, the Bay, and the Golden Gate to the Pacific Ocean is spectacular.  At 1.5 miles we can turn around and return to the trailhead. Those with more energy can walk an extra mile or so, which is steeper at the beginning, but which also levels out after ~25 yds.

Where to meet:
Meet on the west side of Grizzly Peak Blvd, just a few yds south of the intersection with Centennial Drive

What to bring: Good hiking shoes or boots for the trails, layered clothing for variable weather, water, windbreaker, snacks. Hiking poles are optional, but a good idea, especially for the “steep” parts.  Rain cancels.
How to get there: Drive East on University Ave in Berkeley to Oxford Ave. Turn Left, proceed to Hearst and turn Right.  Proceed past Euclid Ave to the next stoplight, and turn Right onto Gayley Road.  Pass the Greek Theater on the left and turn Left onto Rim Way, then turn Left onto Centennial Dr. Continue up Centennial Drive, passing Lawrence Hall of Science.  At the top of the ridge, turn Right onto Grizzly Peak Boulevard.  Park alongside the road.