West Ridge Stream Trail Loop Trail is a 5.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Oakland, CA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Trail loop in Redwood regional park starting at Canyon Creek Staging Area
This trail is in a redwood forest. It was mostly shaded and cool even in the middle of August. Some part of the trail was steep but general was easy. We started at the Redwood Bowl Staging area parking lot. We followed the West Ridge Trail, Redwood Peak Trail, then the Stream Trail. We then climbed up to the Mill Trail, French Trail, the Madrone Trail and finally back to the West Ridge Trail for a total distance of 6 miles and 1106 ft elevation.
A beautiful walk. I did it counterclockwise and there was one tough (steep) up section. Beautiful light through the trees. Not too crowded especially after going up. Don't miss the cute little Redwood Peak outcropping of rocks.
Easy, and pleasant hike!