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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.

Great hike, beautiful Redwood forest

Nice hike with gentle ascents and descents through gorgeous redwood groves. I posted plenty of photos along my recording of this hike. We did the reverse trek beginning at Redwood Gate, so that we ascended at the beginning through Orchard and French trails, flat along West Ridge trail to Skyline staging area, then gently descended along Stream Trail back to the Canyon Meadow Parking Area. Lots of shade - I needed neither sunscreen nor bug spray (and I usually do). Redwood Regional Park has several well marked trails, so we will certainly be back!