Lakeside Park is best known for Lake Merritt which is one of the most celebrated and accessible parks in Oakland with hundreds of visitors enjoying the park and its unique amenities daily. There are so many enjoyable activities and places to have an adventure while visiting Lake Merritt inside Lakeside Park. Stroll along Edoff Memorial Bandstand which was built in 1923, jog or bike along paved trails, or bird watching nearby the five bird islands on the lake that serve as the oldest Wildlife Refuge in Northern America. We enthusiastically invite you to visit Lakeside Park and the variety of surrounding attractions while you are in Oakland, make Oakland your destination.

walking
11 days ago

walked
sidewalk
finished on the TRAIL to my starter point near Fairyland.

trail running
16 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

A nice stroll around the lake w/ family that doesn't require much effort.

hiking
19 days ago

walking
24 days ago

A local running and walking site great for first dates and casual coffee dates with friends. There is a bird sanctuary, a rowing club, outdoor amphitheatre overlooking the lake, bathrooms, water fountains, a restaurant, and more. Great people watching!

walking
28 days ago

A (mostly) beautiful 3+ mile flat loop with plenty to keep you visually entertained along the way. A variety of things happening along the way.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful public space... lovely to see people out and about ... the walk offers a panoramic view of Oakland's cityscape ...

Very easy and family friendly hike (more a walk than a hike though). Not to much shade so I do not recommend doing it in the middle of a hot sunny day! :) however always great to go all around the lake :)

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

on Lake Merritt

hiking
1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

This isn't a trail so much as a Lakeside walk --mostly on pavement. But it's beautiful and peaceful and great for jogging or a romantic stroll. No hiking shoes necessary! Even prettier at night or sunset :-)

3 months ago

3 months ago