Redwood national park trail and backcountry management plan 1 redwood national park trail and backcountry management plan introduction redwood national park is one of four individual parks that comprise redwood national and state parks rnsp. Redwood regional park is very popular with hikers, joggers, and mountain bikers. Purisima creek redwoods preserve midpeninsula regional. From here you can go forth and wander see this trail map of the park. Welcome to redwood reinhardt redwood regional park oakland, orinda east bay regional park district 2950 peralta oaks court, 18883272757 1888ebparks trs 711. In redwood regional park, miles of trails wind through. Redwood regional park stream trail in oakland california. The peaceful redwood groves that exist today give little evidence of the park s bustling past. Redwood regional park hikes dogs love hikes dogs love. At peak times youll encounter at least 12 groups per minute on just about every trail, increasing to maybe 34 groups on the more popular trails. Redwood regional park trail runs trailstompers guide to. The longest trail in redwood regional park is bay area ridge trail a wellknown trail measuring 62. There are many trails within the redwood national park. Redwood creek hike in redwood regional park in the east.
Best walking trails in redwood regional park alltrails. The most popular trails are redwood trail, redwood peak trail and west ridge trail. As part of the rei coop family, were dedicated to making websites and mobile apps that help outdoor enthusiasts connect, share information and get out into the places they love to play. The favorite runs on this page start from the canyon meadow staging area. Redwood regional park, east ridge trail loop hiking. From san francisco, take 580 east off of the bay bridge and turn left off of the 35th ave exit. The trees seen here at purisima creek redwoods preserve are probably about 100 years old. East ridge trail is fun for my beginner boy, age 6. Book your tickets online for redwood regional park, oakland. Gracing the ridgeline of the oakland hills, 1,830 acre redwood regional park boasts nearly 40 miles of trails to run, hike, or bike. Click here to download a printable trail map of the favorite runs below. Redwood regional park oakland all you need to know. The coastal trail is the longest trail, stretching 35 miles between crescent beach and orick. Many residents already use sections of the trail for walking, jogging, or to walk their dogs.
The naming of the rainbow trout species was based on fish taken from the san leandro creek drainage, which includes redwood creek. Continue ascending to a wide flat area where 3 trails meet. West ridgeredwood peakstarflowermadronewest ridge length. Redwood regional park, part of the east bay regional park district, is located in the oakland hills just a few miles from downtown oakland. You may be only just over the hill from downtown oakland, but redwood regional park feels like its in a different world.
Redwood regional park is a hikers dream, an ethereal redwood forest with myriad trails including sunny ridgeline walks and rigorous hill climbs connecting to the shady, flat strolls along the valley floor. Walk up stream trail as far as you can, looking for newts in the winter, listening for owls in the evenings, and noticing the. The oldest known age of a redwood is 2,200 years, although the average mature age is 500 to 1,000 year old. Anthony chabot regional park to the south and huckleberry regional botanic preserve to the north. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is accessible yearround. The rocky area is visible from the last trail junction. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible yearround.
Redwood park effective march 23, all city playgrounds, skateparks and sports courts for team sports such as basketball and lacrosseball hockey are closed. How to spend the perfect day in oaklands redwood forest 7x7. The lakes are reclaimed gravel pits transformed into beautiful settings for kayaking and fishing. Redwood regional park includes much of the east bays unusual stand of redwoods.
This route will take you into the heart of the redwood growth. You can also walk into redwood from the north or south skyline national trail and the bay area ridge trail run through redwood and then onto parklands in both directions. Oakland trailpath free sequoia sempervirens, or coastal redwoods, grow to 150 feet tall in redwood regional park, one of the few spots in the bay area that escaped timberhungry loggers in the. Redwood regional park west ridge and east ridge trail is a 7. We loved this hike and would rate it 710 because the trail we went was simply too short. I first discovered this park at the beginning of 2014, when i was looking for a local place to hike.
Trout seen in the creek today are descendants of that pure strain. Redwood regional park is a part of the east bay regional parks district ebrpd in the san francisco bay area. But a series of locked gates makes it impossible to walk continuously from one end to the other. It can be accessed from below at its junctions with madrone trail at salamander flat or the meadow trail. Easy trails 6 trails intermediate trails trails hard trails 2 trails. Running trails near redwood regional park trail run project.
There are two 30 minutelong uphill sections of trail in the first half of the hike. The park is part of a historical belt of coast redwood extending south to leona canyon regional open space preserve and east to. You can find it by heading here 7867 redwood rd, oakland, ca 94619, and when your gps says you made it, it will still be about a mile ahead on the left. Explore the best trails in redwood city, california on traillink. Directions to trailhead take hwy 101 and exit at whipple ave. Anna costa joaquin miller park city of oakland skyline redwood bowl staging 700 ridge redwood distance 8.
Look for the massive clusters of ladybugs that migrate to the parks trees each winter along the parks coast redwoods. Redwood regional park, part of the east bay regional park district, is a huge open space thats tucked away in the east bay hills just a short drive from oakland. Redwood regional park mountain bike, hike, trail running, horse trails near oakland, california. The heavilylogged redwoods are tiny, but theres still some pretty nice. Hike the redwood regional park loop, skyline gate staging area. In the mid1800s the area was the scene of extensive logging to supply building materials for the san francisco bay area. The trail runs the entire length of redwood city from massachusetts avenue to emerald market. Redwood regional park official bike trail mountain. City of surrey parks and beaches remain open, but all users must be following proper social distancing measures by keeping 2 metres of physical distance from each other to minimize the risk. On the east bay regional parks redwood park map available free at the trail head this is the spot where a short lateral trail leaves the redwood peak trail and goes uphill to the rocky tree covered 1619 foot redwood peak summit. Tilden to redwood regional via skyline trail, sibley and huckleberry. Redwood regional park hiking project hiking trail maps. There is lots of room for little legs to run as well as to explore open meadows and a redwood forest. Stream trail, fern trail, and french trail loop is a 4.
Redwood regional park, challenging 10 mile hike meetup. This 1,830 acre park possesses the unique ability to really make you feel like youre out there. Ebrpd challenging hikes east bay regional park district. Hiking, jogging, and horseback riding are popular on the park s nearly 40 miles of trails. The redwood creek trail, east of orick, is an 8 12 mile hike to the tall tree groves. Redwood regional park mountain biking trails trailforks. Redwood regional park trail runs trailstompers guide to sf bay. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible yearround.
The park contains the largest remaining natural stand of coast redwood sequoia sempervirens found in the east bay. Redwood regional park the undiscovered hikes of lamorinda. Redwood regional park contains the largest natural strand of coast redwood in the east bay. This loop is almost entirely shaded, includes some breathtaking trails, and can be hiked in about an hour or faster if youre in great shape. It might be tempting to take a shortcut on the south fork trail, but youll only save a mile and youll miss some of the best scenery of the hike.
Click here or on the map to download a pdf version to print. West ridge and east ridge trail california alltrails. The redwood trail, as the name implies, goes threw a mixed forest dominated by redwoods. Trails riverfront regional park visit sonoma county. This is a challenging 10mile hike which includes the entire length of the golden spike trail and. Ive decided to live dangerously and risk a long hike on a day it may rain. French trail via redwood gate california alltrails. Nestled in the hills just above the city of oakland is the 1,830acre redwood regional park. There are multiple entrances to the park, but this trail is from the redwood gate, which is in the southeast part of the park. Best trails in redwood regional park california alltrails.
Stream trail, located near redwood regional park, california is a 2. The east bay skyline national trail and bay area ridge trail traverses redwood for part of its 31mile course. This shady loop offers a nice sampler of some of the best sections and. French trail, redwood regional park perhaps the most striking thing about hiking along french trail, which runs amid the towering redwoods and leafygreen ferns of redwood regional park, is the. Then turn off at canyon trail for a steep descent into the picnic playground grove at the redwood.
Redwood redwood national park trail and backcountry. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. With more than 94 redwood city trails covering 693 miles, youre bound to find a perfect trail like the lincoln hill pathway or nwp railroad trail. Redwood regional park is my favorite park in the east bay, containing the largest remaining natural stand of coast redwood found in the east bay. Best hike in the redwoods 20 french trail, redwood. The rhododendron trail gets a lot more open after cal barrel road as you approach the south fork trail, the redwoods get smaller and less interesting. The peaceful redwood groves that exist today give little evidence of the parks bustling past. The park is named for the 150foot coast redwoods that have grown backand are now some of the only remaining stands in the east bay. Once inside redwood park, myriad loops are possible. Redwood county government center 403 south mill street, p. Redwood regional park has 280 trails in the vicinity, including 243 hiking trails, 221 for trail running and 265 for other activities. Redwood regional park mountain bike trail in castro valley. Hiking trails near redwood regional park hiking project.
This 8mile loop takes place at redwood regional park in the oakland hills. The four parks redwood national park, jedediah smith redwoods state. Best walking trails near redwood regional park, california. Take the french trail all the way from the redwood to skyline gates.1536 1209 531 1094 227 171 625 962 1452 1416 154 474 1605 1097 212 1023 659 720 1448 1073 1057 849 717 1258 1425 1397 892 1374 246 367 384 1288 1274 41