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Target the fall-winter rainy season for this hike, which stays doable even in mud season. Keep an eye out on Wildcat Creek for Tilden’s famous migratory newts, which, in mating season, travel up to two miles from their dry summer habitats to the creeks where the were born.
- Distance: 10.7
Location: 37.909602, -122.264859
Start at the Visitor Center on the Upper Packrat Trail
Location: 37.912902, -122.269456
Turn right on the Peak Trail
Location: 37.919238, -122.262169
Location: 37.919638, -122.258456
Turn left on Nimitz Way
Location: 37.924061, -122.262269
Go left on the Conlon Trail (or continue to the Havey Trail, possibly more scenic but very muddy in winter).
Location: 37.933855, -122.288196
Turn left on the Wildcat Canyon Trail. Look for newts in this section.
Location: 37.91296, -122.269549
Retrace your steps back to Little Farm.