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Wildcat Peak Trail via Laurel Canyon and Sylvan Trail

Kensington, California



3.42 miles

Elevation Gain

669 ft

Route Type



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Wildcat Peak Trail, located in Kensington, California, is a popular hiking route that offers a variety of natural features and scenic views. The trail, which is approximately 3.42 miles long, is rated as moderate in difficulty. It features an elevation gain of about 669 feet, providing a challenging yet manageable hike for most individuals. The trail begins in Laurel Canyon and winds its way up to Wildcat Peak. Along the way, hikers will pass through a diverse landscape, including dense forests, open meadows, and rocky outcrops. The trail also offers views of several notable landmarks, such as the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. One of the trail's unique features is the Rotary Peace Grove Lookout near the peak. This lookout offers panoramic views of the surrounding area, making it a popular spot for photography. Hikers should also keep an eye out for local wildlife, including deer and various bird species. For those planning a hike on the Wildcat Peak Trail, it's recommended to wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water. The trail can be steep in places, so take your time and enjoy the journey.
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