Leona Canyon Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Oakland, California that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Leona Canyon Trail a pleasant stroll through the Leona Canyon Regional Open Space Preserve. A great hike for all ages.
Nice walk. It gets steeper the further you go in. Dogs are not required to be on leash, but must be under command according to the sign. From what I encountered, half the dogs were on leash and half were not.
Really nice trail. Very kid-friendly. The slope is generally nice and easy and there's lots of shade.
One thing to note: this trail does not require dogs to be on-leash. 50' in to the trailhead if you're starting from the apartment complex end, there's a sign that clear says it's a dogs-off-leash trail and then it has some rules about dogs needing to reply to voice commands.
Not a huge deal, but wanted to put that out there.
Nice off leash dog trail with a slight incline.
Leona trail is a steep decline to the basin of Leona Canyon, where it meets with Artemisia trail. The Artemisia trail is much more gentle and has direct access from a parking lot near an apartment complex. Leona trail has no trail marker at the ridge of the canyon. Me and my friends happened to spot the trail head while driving around the neighborhood off of Skyline Rd. Good hike with interesting foliage, but LOTS OF POISON OAK!
awesome short trail with an awesome stream running through it!!
Was a great little hike.. went right after it rained so everything was still wet an fresh.. Had a few benches to stop eat a snack an take in the beautiful views..
I parked for free in the lot next to the apartments and started my hike from there. It was a short and mostly shady trail that was good for my dog and me. We took the Artemisia trail to the top for a steeper incline and enjoyed the view while we rested. Although dogs are allowed off-leash watch out for poison oak on both sides of the trail.