the east bay panoramic trail

the east bay panoramic trail

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we discovered a new favorite hike while staying over in berkeley last weekend. complete with perfect weather, we stumbled upon the greatest trail with sweeping views of the entire bay. known as the stonewall panoramic trail in claremont canyon, we started it right above berkeley’s campus and wound our way up – up – up to a gem of a hike. it made for such a great saturday in the east bay and here are some pictures for proof!

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the green, sunny hills were so inviting. how could we resist venturing on this trail?

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happy hikers! ^^

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especially when we came upon THIS VIEW. look across the bay and you can see san francisco herself!
we lucked out with the greatest weather day with clear skies and views forever!

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then we found this old wooden tree swing with one of the best views i’ve ever had on a swing :)

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ha – we were like little kids!

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bay area dwellers – put this on your bucket list to swing on one day. it’s a treat.

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the views just get better the further up you go … and so do the wildflowers along the trail.
if you continue hiking, you can make it to grizzly peak with an even higher vantage point!

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  all of that huffing and puffing warranted the best brunch in berkeley: rick & ann’s!

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this is our pick for brunch in berkeley! classic, american brunch in a great setting.

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their pancakes are some of the best! we fully recommend the whole grain pancakes. unbelievably great.

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you should also try the most popular dish, the north east “red hash” full of fresh red beets,
sweet potatoes, white potatoes,red onion and bacon…complete with eggs
and a homemade scone or other side. very unique, very FILLING.

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a sunny hike with amazing views + exploring a new place + the best brunch
all add up to quite an ideal saturday in my book! we will be back to this trail..

xo

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