Friday, January 1, 2021

Upper and Lower Halkin Walk

Difficulty:  Moderate, some long uphill steps and streets

Time: 1 hour

This hike takes you on Lower Halkin Walk, the newest path completed by the Berkeley Path Wanderers Association.  As of 12/31/20 the guard rails have not yet been installed, so be careful on the path.

The hike begins at Marin Ave and Hilldale Ave.  Head north on Hilldale, past Poplar St, until you come to Upper Halkin Walk.  

Upper Halkin Walk

Take this downhill to Euclid Ave.  Cross Euclid and continue downhill on Lower Halkin Walk (145 steps) to Cragmont Ave.

Going downhill on Lower Halkin Walk 1

Going downhill on Lower Halkin Walk 2

Go left a short way to Halkin Ln and take this downhill to Spruce St.  Cross the street and go left a short way to AltaVista Path.  

AltaVista path

Take this downhill to Santa Barbara Rd and turn right.  Follow Santa Barbara past Northampton Ave until you get to Florida Ave.  Turn right and take this to the end where you come to Florida Walk.  Take this uphill (32 steps plus long ramp) to Michigan Ave.   

Florida Walk

Turn right and take Michigan to Spruce St.  Cross the street and go right on Spruce until you reach Acacia Steps.  

Acacia Steps

Take this uphill (about 90 steps) to Cragmont Ave, cross the street and and turn right.  When you get to Halkin Ln, cross the street and take Lower Halkin Walk uphill  to Euclid Ave.  

Going uphill on Lower Halkin Walk 1

Going uphill on Lower Halkin Walk 2

Cross Euclid and continue uphill on Upper Halkin Walk to Hilldale.  Turn right and go to the starting point at Marin Ave.