Video: The stewards of Berkeley’s pathways and steps celebrate 20 years

The Berkeley Path Wanderers take care of, promote and celebrate the city’s 136 public paths and staircases.

Berkeley is blessed with dozens of public pathways and steps, many of which offer the opportunity to escape urban street life and immerse oneself in nature — often while taking advantage of a shortcut. The paths were laid out in the original city maps in the early 1900s and are maintained and promoted by the Berkeley Path Wanderers Association which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.