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In season in Northern California

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Wildcat Creek

8 miles of trails | Varied

Hike the upper course of Wildcat Creek as it flows for 8.2 miles through Tilden and Wildcat Canyon regional parks in the East Bay. Now and in early spring is a chance to experience this rich riparian zone at its springtime best and to gain a firsthand understanding of the ecological and hydrological forces at work in the Wildcat Creek Watershed. Be sure to check for rain-related closures before embarking.