Near Indian Rock Avenue at Shattuck Avenue by the Solano area, Indian Rock is a large, natural rock formation set amongst houses in a neighborhood. It's really random. Steps are carved into the rock on two sides. There's the back way, which is more tricky than the longer front way. Either way, bring a buddy and witness the landscape of Berkeley, with Oakland, Albany, and San Francisco in the distance. It's an unparalleled 360 degree view and a lot more fun than riding the elevator in the Campanile at Berkeley's campus. It's also a great place for rock climbing. Go at sunset or sunrise.