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Redwood Regional Park is located just a few miles over the ridge from downtown Oakland. It is a hidden redwood forest whose peaceful groves give little evidence of its bustling past. In the mid-1800s, what is now Redwood Regional Park was the scene of extensive logging to supply building materials for the San Francisco Bay Area.Hiking, jogging, and horseback riding are popular activities in this park.

As good as it gets for trail running purposes. Start in the parking lot follow signs for Stream Trail. It's downhill then levels out with beautiful shady groves following a small Creek, which was still flowing in mid August. Once you transfer over to the West Ridge Trail it's a butt kicker in terms of elevation gain but overall this is now going to be one of my go to runs in this area!

Started on the Stream trail and it was completely flat and paved part of the way. Still nice scenery, but not as much of a "hike" as I was looking for. Hit the French trail a little over 3 miles in (after crossing over via the Ridge trail) and that was a really nice trail. If I did this again, I'd just go out and back on the French. Good amount of ups and downs which made for short bursts of difficulty but nothing too strenuous. Quite foggy but beautiful. Watch out for poison oak!!

Great variation in scenery - forest and exposed areas. Wide trails. Dogs are allowed off leash on the East ridge trail. Do loop clockwise so you go downhill on Canyon trail