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HIKE THROUGH BERKELEY (plus optional lunch)

  • March 05, 2023
  • 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Berkeley, CA (Downtown BART station)

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Join your event champion, Bruce Cecil, for a relatively easy hike around beautiful Berkeley. The entire hike takes about 3 hours, 30 minutes, not counting optional lunch, afterward. Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. The hike itself is about 4 miles in length, and involves just a few climbs up small hills, but this is an urban walk and not too strenuous, as long as you are in decent shape, physically. This is NOT recommended for those who have physical limitations that affect your ability to walk at a normal pace along city streets that have some hills. We will start and end at the Downtown Berkeley BART Station, meeting on the plaza just at the top of the main escalator, on street level. Our journey will take us past a small neighborhood with houses that look like they are out of a Dr. Seuss storybook; then up “holy hill” to the campus of the Berkeley Graduate Theological School; then uphill a little bit more to the Berkeley Rose Garden. After that, we go downhill to visit “gourmet ghetto” and the famous eateries along Shattuck Avenue in north Berkeley. We will stop for some optional authentic gelato. Finally, we will traverse some of the sites on the University of California campus, including the bell tower, the library, and Sproul Plaza, site of the student protests in the 1960s. The campus has some small hills.
After the hike, those who wish to eat lunch are invited to join us at Eureka, a friendly restaurant just around the corner from Downtown Berkeley BART Station. The restaurant has an extensive full bar, as well as gourmet hamburgers and other sandwiches, and some lunch and dinner entrée items, including vegetarian options

IMPORTANT: Bring your own money (cash is preferred) if you want to buy gelato or buy lunch at Eureka.

There is a limit of 20 people for this event, but a waiting list will be created, if we exceed that number. This event is free, but registration is required here on this website.
For additional information, contact Bruce at

For MAX events that feature alcohol, we strongly encourage you to take public transportation, a cab/Uber/Lyft, walk, or have a designated driver. Please drink responsibly.

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