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trail locations for Oakland, California

nice walk fresh air

My favorite oakland park to hike in. Always beautiful always feel refreshed and happy after a visit here. The only downside is a lot of people all the time

Trying to find the beginning of the trail is pretty difficult unless your from the neighborhood. I was actually walkkng up and down mountain across from the school parkkng lot about 15 mins A woman noticed me going up the first set of stairs semingly going to nowhere and asked if it was the trailhead. Guess she remembered it as a child. I said i think so but theresno sign. Luckily I ran into some nice folks who directed me to the 2nd set of stairs a bit farther down. These stairs look as if they are to the real estate office building they are next too but they actually do lead you to the very beginning of the trail! Yay! Lots of shade and historic signs about the trains that use to rin through that area. Mostly people that live around the neighborhood off Snake road and montclair were on the trail. Nice views of the bay and super flat and easy walk.

17 days ago

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.

20 days ago

Very easy but nice walk on a mostly flat trail around a beautiful lake in the center of Oakland. Always great for people watching.

Not too hard, not too easy. Mostly shaded, went during the week and it was pretty empty but I'd expect it to be more traveled during the weekend.

It was a little confusing the first time around and I took a couple wrong turns, so bring a map. Great little hike tho

I did this trail, and a few others in the network, this morning. I gave it 5 stars because it's a super awesome network of trails I definitely did not expect based on its location. It's a multi use area so expect to see mountain bikes and possibly horses as well. I came across almost every kind of terrain for all skill levels with amazing views to boot! I highly suggest it if you're in the area

I love this park, the redwoods are really beautiful and covered most of the sun while I was there so there was a really cool breeze throughout the whole hike

Nice hike that doesn't get a lot of use. Situated near horse boarding facilities so it probably gets as much horse and bike activity as hikers. Good connector between Redwood and Chabot. I've made it a day hike starting in upper Redwood and going to the bottom of Chabot.

Good trail in a great area with so many options close by to explore. I've done it many times. Even better when i take my dog.

1 month ago

Good city walk. Use to work close by with time on my hands so i did it more than a few times. Not as good in the middle of the summer when the lake can have a bit of a smell to it.

Decent hike with the park and area in disrepair. It used to be a great hike and park. Cleared it from my list and did it once. There are much better hikes close by...

1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

Nice urban pleasant walk. It's scenic and there are lots of great restaurants and pit stops for kids.

1 month ago

Easy trail for young kids, beautiful forrest views, bring layers since you're mostly in the shade. dog friendly.