Description: This is a beautiful hike, popular with runners and UC Berkeley Students, with partially shaded trails and bay views. The fire trail follows Strawberry Creek and snakes uphill. Some of the hills are challenging, but it's an enjoyable hike. You can take the Upper Fire Trail to Frowning Ridge, or take the lower Fire Trail to Claremont Canyon. From the parking lot, you'll have a couple miles of challenging hills, but there are also some flat areas and gentler slopes to give you a break in between the hills. A couple miles in you will see a perfectly placed bench with a panoramic view of the bay. If you continue hiking on that trail, it's mostly flat, and you will eventually reach the UC Space Sciences Laboratory. The small dirt parking lot fills up fast on weekends, so I would recommend going early. You can usually find a spot on a weekday.