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Nimitz Way links Tilden Regional Park and Wildcat Canyon Regional Park via the ridge between Wildcat Creek and the San Pablo Reservoir on the northern outskirts of Berkeley. The paved 4-mile trail utilizes an access road to a missile base that was decommissioned in the 1970s.
The trail is not very steep, with a typical grade of 3 percent for most of the trail. Along the way, enjoy scenic views of the reservoir, the San Francisco Bay and Mount Diablo. You may even see a hawk, golden eagle or other raptor. From the trail's western end, hikers, cyclists and horses alike can continue even farther west on the unpaved San Pablo Ridge Trail and Mezue Trail.
Parking for Nimitz Way can be found at the Inspiration Point lot off Wildcat Canyon Road in Tilden Regional Park. There are restrooms here, but no drinking water.
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