Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve

The main trail of the 241-acre preserve is a 1.7-mile, self-guided nature loop trail with total elevation change of about 300 feet with a view of Mt Diablo on a mostly shaded trail.  It highlights the continual display of blossoming plants that are rare to the East Bay due to the unique climate and soil conditions in this area.  Explore a variety of ferns, toyon, gooseberry, creambush, currant, California hazelnut, manzanita, monkey flowers, live oaks and bay laurels.  You can sample the huckleberries along the trail in the summer.  Dirt lot parking for 12 cars. Portable toilets are on site.

Requirements

Dogs, bicycles, and horses are prohibited due to the fragile environment.

Operating Hours

Open from 5 AM and 10 PM.

Fees

Free

Disabled Access

The preserve is not accessible to wheelchair users.

Map

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Address

On Skyline Blvd between Broadway Terrace and Snake Road

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Directions

The closest bus line, AC Transit #305, runs only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from mid-morning to mid-afternoon. If driving: From Highway 24 in Oakland, take the Fish Ranch Road exit immediately east of the Caldecott Tunnel. Continue 0.8 miles to Grizzly Peak Blvd. Turn left and go 2.4 miles on Grizzly Peak to Skyline Boulevard. Turn left and drive approximately one-half mile to the park entrance on the left, past Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve.

Contact Info

Phone 1-888-327-2757 option 3, extension 4532.

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