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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.

beautiful route along creek and redwood forest setting. the French trail is mostly single track and rolling up/down (moderate to steep at times)

1 day ago

Beautiful scenery, don't miss Ladybug Crossing! French Trail is no joke, but with so many intersecting trails cutting through the middle, there are plenty of options to customize the length if your knees need to cut things short.

We called it the perfect hike at 6pm after work. Took about 1:15 - easy walk until you hit Tres Sendas, then a nice bit of vertical through Tres Sendas to French - then you're happy when you hit West Ridge and a flat hoof back to the Skyline gate. Perfect if you're short on time and want to get in some wooded vertical. Be careful not to go too early or too late if you don't like hiking in the dark, as Tres Sendas and French are deeply wooded and much darker than East and West Ridge and even Stream.

Great moderate hike. Nice mix of flat, a reasonably tough climb, and then a good descend. If you have bad knees though watch out -- the descend is pretty steep.

7 days ago