Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Edgewood Park and Nature Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Loved it. Hiked midday on Monday. Limited trail traffic that includes no deer or mountain lions. Many birds and lizards. Steady incline to start which was good to get the heart beating and the body warm. Was able to carry conversation with my hiking partner the entire back half. Did get disoriented twice but All Trails was active throughout and got me right back on the trail! Finished in 90 minutes with a good 20 mins of that going in the wrong direction. Lol!

hiking
16 days ago

Great hike that offers a little bit of everything. Nice gradual incline in the beginning, lots of switch backs, mostly in the shade. Once close to the top, it opens up to sun exposure. This is real similar to the Edgewood Loop just a tad longer and easier to follow. There’s a brush with tiny white flowers, that even when dried smells great, a nice blend of herbal and floral.

hiking
16 days ago

Hiked around 4pm on a weekday. Lots of deer presence close to sundown. Saw over a dozen, all in groups of 2-4. Decent quick Loop with an incline in the beginning which ever side you start on. If you don’t make significant stops it can be completed in 1.5 hrs or less. Lots of intersecting trails though so I really had to use the map on my first out. Top of the hill butts up to 280 so it is heard and seen. Other side of the hill looks down on the bay.

hiking
30 days ago

**NOTE: Not seeing any other reviews that say it, so you should know there are warning signs for mountain lions and rattlesnakes, in addition to deer and poison oak. A runner said he runs the trail 3x a week and not to worry. Another person said a couple mountain lions have been spotted over the last couple days, so idk. I kept a steady fast walk, as to not become prey, just in case. Great trail.. I think. Started at dusk and it was completely dark 1.5 miles in. Beautiful sunset, despite the highway in the background. It’s seriously so dark, and more than half of the Edgewood/Ridgeview Trail is heavily wooded. Saw a group of 7 or so deer at the start of the Ridgeview Trail after passing the highway. I think they got Daylight Savings calculation wrong this year, cause the sun has been down by 7 pm. Stay safe out there!

Easy is probably a fair rating - no really big climbs.

hiking
1 month ago

Unfortunately, no flowers around this time. Just the white ones. Everything is dry, but you get a decent view as you go up of everything. This is an easy trai.

hiking
1 month ago

Good easy and short backyard trail. Saw lizards birds and deer. A portion has freeway noise.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy suburban trail. Partial shade, partially exposed. Totally manageable for our 7yo, and fine for 4yo in chunks (carried her for some of the up). Saw a deer, lots of lizards, some birds. Fine but not particularly memorable. Enjoyed short stop at the small nature center for the kids afterward (where highlight for my 7yo was the nature slideshows on the computer).

hiking
1 month ago

You can walk as far as you want with all the different tails that intersect each other. Just be careful you don’t get disoriented. I just the tail recording on this app. Major difference and extremely helpful.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy walking trail. You’re either going up or down, but it’s not that steep. I saw several deer along the way. I completed the trail in about 1.5 hours.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

An easy trail with elevation as you begin but then immediately flattens out with not much challenge thereafter. wished to see some wildlife but haven't lucked out

very nice trail. a bit of a climb for the first half. But very worth it for the nice views from the top. Also a nice mix of sunny and shaded spots.

hiking
2 months ago

A scenic trail with a surprising amount of wildlife. The deer aren't spooked if you are close, you might see some walking on the trail ahead of you.

on Edgewood Trail Loop

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

Great local trail

Enjoyable run, good mixture of inclines. Not to many people on the trail mid day Sunday with good weather.

In order to afford as much sun as possible, Sunset go clockwise / sunrise counterclockwise Love the last up hill such a challenge.

hiking
3 months ago

Love that this trail is close to emerald hills coffee. Makes it easy to find a comfortable spot after a good hike.

hiking
3 months ago

The switchbacks are a challenge, but love the decent.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail. Mostly exposed so make sure you’re ready for that.

hiking
3 months ago

This hike was just ok. A portion of this hike is not shaded so make sure to bring a hat and sunscreen! Lots of poison oak.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice Sunday hike.

hiking
4 months ago

A+++ 10/10 WOULD recommend. But lots of poison oak

hiking
4 months ago

A good well marked trail. Loads of lizards at this time of the year though!

on Edgewood Trail Loop

hiking
5 months ago

Not that many wild flowers though. But overall it’s a good trail with decent maintenance and amazing view. As the it rains a lot recently in the Bay Area, the trail becomes as green as places in Hawaii :)

hiking
5 months ago

Uphill at the beginning, lots of choices on which trails to take half way through. Nice and shaded

on Edgewood Trail Loop

hiking
over grown
5 months ago

Lots of poison oak! But nice hike nonetheless.

hiking
6 months ago

Great for seeing wild flowers in the spring.

hiking
6 months ago

We did this trail on weekend, lots of visitors for wild flower walk, parking was tough. We chose Sylvan, Serpentine trails - very mellow hill, lots of shades. There are wild flowers blooming along the way, but need some imagination to find 'flower carpet'. This park has the best marked trail sign and map, very helpful.

hiking
rocky
6 months ago

The trail was beautiful and pretty clean. If you're trail running by yourself however I'd make sure to arrive before 8 (or dark depending on the time of year). I got here as the sun peaked behind the hills and it got dark quickly. Also, I strongly believe I was stalked by a mountain lion and the deer were running the opposite direction towards me when I hit some of the areas away from the freeway noise. Anyway, I made it safely but was the only one in the parking lot when I was done. Little scary so be careful out there.

Load More