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Tilden Nature Area

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cnr of Central Park & Canyon Drs, Oakland, CA 94606
+1 888-327-2757
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Great Botanical Garden

This is a mountainous aea. There is a fantastic botanical garden. There are areas for different... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Omaha, Nebraska
Great asset to Bay Area

to have such a treasure within an urban area is wonderful. Within minutes you are out of traffic... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
David T
Citrus Heights, California
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is a mountainous aea. There is a fantastic botanical garden. There are areas for different types of plants. Plants are generally well marked. Niice walking paths.

Thank manders2016
Reviewed 22 June 2017

to have such a treasure within an urban area is wonderful. Within minutes you are out of traffic and away from the rush of living.

Thank David T
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have enjoyed Tilden Park as a family for decades. Great hiking , great views and a place to be one with East Bay nature. Most places dog friendly.

Thank Calboy1972
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Always an enjoyable time at Tilden Nature Park. No matter your age or fitness level, there is something to enjoy at TIlden. Lake Anza provides cool swimming and a nice beach. Hiking trails have great views of the bay.

Thank Jen J
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This is a must go place if in the area or even worth crossing a bridge. Great for walking/hiking and even driving around. Much better to get out of the car and walk around.

Thank Dave N
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Tilden is a large park in the Berkeley Hills a couple of minutes' drive from downtown Berkeley. Aside from forested canyons and sunny meadows (and many picnic tables and grills) the park has swimming Lake Anza, a children's train ride, and a world-class botanical garden...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Tilden Park is in the Berkeley hills and it has many attractions ranging from a merry go round, miniature train, horse stables ETC. For children as well as a beautiful lake, picnic grounds and a formal hall for receptions etc. A great place for a...More

Thank Anilr2
Reviewed 9 January 2016

I grew up living near this very large Regional park. It has many features for families, including a merry go round, little train ride, farm, horse rides, a swimming lake, caves to climb and explore(dangerous!), a botanical garden, a golf course, and miles of trails.

1  Thank mike6ft9in
Reviewed 11 November 2015

This is another local family favorite. As a child, my family would head to Tilden almost every weekend. We would pack a lunch. My parents would read the newspaper while my brother and I played in the grass. After lunch, we would hit up the...More

1  Thank Katy D
Reviewed 11 November 2015

There's a nice loop around the lake. There is also a nice lodge onsite, and you can schedule meetings there, too.

Thank MoAnderson
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