hiking
23 days ago

Great views. This is a short urban hike.

2 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

Albany Hill consists of a series of short trails through Albany Park with fantastic views of the SF Bay, Berkeley Hills and downtown Oakland. It is surrounded by a residential neighborhood so I just parked in the surrounding area then ran to the top and did a series of loops. The trails were still a bit muddy from the recent rain but the views were gorgeous. I could not believe I hadn't been to this place after living in the east bay for almost a year. There is a bench and rope swing at the top. I wouldn't come here to get a long hike in but it's a nice place for a walk or quick run with hills. Will definitely be back.

6 months ago

I'm giving this two stars because 1) The directions sent me to a place that had zero parking and 2) once I found parking, I had to cross a creek. When I crossed the creek, I found that I had to cross it again to start the actual trail. I chose to attempt this trail after all the rain we've been having this winter so I'm sure it's easier to access at other times of the year, but I couldn't even get up there because there was so much flowing water to cross! I had my boy on my back in a kelty pack so I didn't feel safe crossing again.

I will update my review once I've actually been able to get there. I was super bummed.