A historic African American neighborhood, southwest Berkeley features the city’s most quirky house, the home of civil rights leader William Byron Rumford, and the Santa Fe railroad right-of-way, as well as spectacular street trees and diverse architecture. This is a free, easy walk of just over two miles on mostly level ground, sponsored by Greenbelt Alliance. To make a reservation, go to: https://www.greenbelt.org/events/san-pablo-park-southwest-berkeley/ Rain cancels. For more info, contact Janet Byron, email@example.com. Copies of the updated second edition of Berkeley Walks will be available for purchase (cash, checks and credit cards accepted).
Join us for a walking tour, a book talk, or other events.
This free outing features one of the new walks from the recently updated and revised second edition of Bob’s and Janet’s Berkeley Walks. They will lead us through one of the last subdivisions built in the Berkeley Hills, which the sons of Frederick Law Olmsted laid out. Highlights of the walk include grand views, several lesser-known paths, a Tilden trail with diverse native plants, and distinctive homes. Most of this almost four-mile walk will be on quiet streets without sidewalks. The route includes some gentle ups and downs and a few short, steep sections. The total elevation gain will be 760 feet. Street parking is available, but be sure to check the signs.
Visit Berkeley Path Wanderers Association for meeting place https://www.berkeleypaths.org/upcoming-events/2018/1/22/park-hills-and-hill-road for more information.
Explore with Bob Johnson one of the last areas built out in the Berkeley Hills to see some unique homes, a fascinating cul-de-sac unknown even to most Berkeley residents, and some impressive views. We also visit a section of Tilden Park trail that features a wide variety of native plants. Bring lunch for a noontime stop on a Tilden hillside (weather permitting). This is one of three new walks featured in the upcoming second edition of Berkeley Walks. The free walk is part of the Greenbelt Alliance outings program so please follow this link to sign up. https://www.greenbelt.org/events/berkeley-hills-walk/