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Wildcat Peak Trail

Intermediate
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This trail descends from Wildcat Peak to Wildcat Creek Trail through eucalyptus and sage.


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Map Key

1.6

Miles

2.5

KM

Point to Point

1,167' 356 m

High

520' 158 m

Low

104' 32 m

Up

647' 197 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

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Family Friendly Kids will enjoy the story behind the Rotary Peace Grove and its fantastic views. They may tire on the way down, but take it slow, and they will be able to make it.

Description

From the Nimitz Way Trail, The Wildcat Peak Trail embarks on a pleasant, gentle climb to the summit of Wildcat Peak. Before you reach the top, you'll pass the Rotary Peace Grove, which makes for a great spot to eat your lunch and enjoy the view.

After cresting Wildcat Peak, the trail begins a steady descent down the hill through abundant eucalyptus and sage undergrowth. If you want to experience the views from this part of the trail at their peak, be sure to make your descent during sundown—the sage and eucalyptus almost glow in the golden afternoon light.

After passing the junction with the Sylvan Trail, the trail continues descending switchbacks to reach its end in a junction with the Wildcat Creek Trail.

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Scot Hacker

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Photos

Wildflowers on the way up to Wildcat Peak
Jun 17, 2018 near Kensington, CA
View of the San Pablo Reservoir from Wildcat Peak
Jun 17, 2018 near Kensington, CA
Picnic area at the top of Wilcat Peak. Panaramic views of the Bay and Mt. Diablo.
Jun 17, 2018 near Kensington, CA
Enjoy a great view of San Pablo Dam from the Peace Circle.
May 14, 2017 near Kensington, CA
View of San Francisco on the way up to Wildcat Peak
Jun 17, 2018 near Kensington, CA
The Wildcat Peak Trail is nice and shady in spots.
May 14, 2017 near Kensington, CA

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Jul 8, 2013
Leon Kotlyar