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on Lake Merritt

6 days ago

This trail is better known as the "Montclair Railroad trail" ( http://www.montclairrrtrail.org/ ). It's a scenic paved path. Great for strollers.

12 days ago

on Lake Merritt

14 days ago

First time hiking this Dunn Loop. It was a good moderate hike. Lots of people especially after the rains we've had. Lots of dogs....friendly dogs and some bikers.

mountain biking
26 days ago

Nice loop around the park. I did it on a mountain bike. Even though it isn't listed as an activity, you can bike this loop and the lower part of Stream trail.

The track isn't accurate at the beginning. If you go closer to Redwood Rd, there is a spot to cross the stream and get over to West Ridge trail.

Going up West Ridge is difficult at the beginning, especially on a bike. I would prefer going up West Ridge and getting the hard part out of the way early. The rest is pretty easy. Going down from East Ridge isn't as hard on the brakes.

Both trails are relatively wide. East Ridge is very wide close to the Skyline gate. Watch out for all the loose dogs.

walking
26 days ago

hiking
26 days ago