One key trait that separates this hike from most others is that dogs are allowed off leash here! There's an expectation that your dog will be under your voice control at all times. This is especially important because this trail is not fenced. Whether you choose to let your dog off leash or not, be aware that you may encounter off leash dogs!
There's no designated parking for Stonewall Panoramic Trail. You can use street parking near the trailhead, and unleash your dog once you're in the park. Though a few trails start at the base of the hill, Stonewall Panoramic Trail is easy to follow. It's hard packed dirt and leads up, up, and up! Put on your power playlist and hit the hills!
The top of this hike is marked by a bench. Take a breather and take in the view here. On clear days you can see all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge. On cloudy days, you still have a great view of Berkeley and the bay! Other trails in the East Bay Trails Network join Stonewall Panoramic Trail at the top of this hill. There's a much longer hike to be had if you choose to press on, but many people prefer to turn back and hike down, taking in the changing view of the city as they descend back to near sea level.
The Stonewall Panoramic Trail is a short, but intense hiking challenge that offers an off leash experience for dogs!