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Redwood Regional Park, part of the East Bay Regional Park District, is located in the Oakland Hills just a few miles from downtown Oakland in the San Francisco Bay Area. The main park entrance is located off of Redwood Road. The park is known for the old growth redwood forest that was once an extensive logging operation. This redwood forest is now the largest remaining natural stand of coast redwood in the East Bay. Hiking, trail running, mountain biking, and horseback riding, are popular activities in this park. There are several trail heads that access the park, including the Canyon Meadow Staging Area, Skyline Gate Staging Area, and the Redwood Gate Staging Area. Popular trails in the park include the East Ridge Trail and West Ridge Trail, which allow bikes, the stream trail, and the French Trail. The park has four picnic sites, several group overnight camping areas, and a children's play structure off of the Stream Trail from the Canyon Meadow staging area. The Chabot Space and Science Center is also located within the park. Redwood Regional Park is great for nature watching. The park is home to a variety of species, including some rare species, such as the golden eagle and common species like deer, raccoons, and squirrels.

Descend into the beautiful Tres Sendas fern gully before a winding climb up French Trail to the top of Redwood Peak. Short 70-90 minute loop gets your heart rate up and then gives you a nice flat cool down. The full shade of stretching bay trees and cathedral redwoods make for a blissfully cool hike on hot days.

Great hike! Crowded! Parking is hard because the lot is small. Had to park down the road. If you follow the suggested route, the first part is paved and relatively flat, the way back is more challenging with some uphills. Trails well marked, easy to follow. Love the dogs!!

The hike and weather was beautiful today 2/10/18. A few big inclines but our 9 year old was able to manage with a few breaks. Although I didnt use this app to record my hike, our loop was 5.02 miles. I gave it 2 stars because it's an overpopulated trail. Lots of groups, bikers, runners and lots lot lots of dogs off leash, even though dogs must be kept on leash. There was a park ranger ticketing people who had dogs were off leash. The parking lot and surrounding area was jammed packed. Even though the trail is beautiful, I wouldn't be back.

Parking was a little bit challenge when I arrived this morning. Maybe because it's a weekend. its a great place to hike.

Have to say I really love this trail! It should be my favorite trail so far. This distance is a little bit challenge for my boyfriend. But I want him to exercise more, so it’s good for us. View is super nice! Hope we can go for a hike here very often!

If you go during the winter months, look for the lady bugs at the Stream & Prince intersection. They’re usually are a few hundred of them covering the one sign post. I hiked this trail on 1/28/18 and the lady bugs were thriving on that day.

I think this is a great hike to bring your non-hiking or beginning hiking friends as it’s pretty easy but has some uphill sections and variety.

Beautiful trail with very little incline. There is definitely a lot of dogs and bikers on the trail. There is also picnic areas and bathrooms along the trail

Great for a day hike with the pup. Highly recommend French trail and redwood peak trails. They are pretty amazing.

Really nice hike! We took the Stream trail first, which is to the right of the parking lot. Stream trail is mostly flat or downhill- easy peasy. Prince trail is where you start to really climb- challenging incline but not too long and it connects you up to East Ridge trail which is a combo of incline and flat. Stream trail is lined by lovely redwoods and oak trees all the way and is nice and covered. East ridge is more exposed with less shade, but some beautiful views close to where it connects to Prince. Overall great hike - not too hard but not too easy either. Also good if you don’t have a ton of time.

Came across 5 friendly dogs looking to be petted.

Beautiful forest and a decent climb

Beautiful views. Such a great escape from the city.

It's a nice trail for beginners, lots of redwood. Glad I got to see ladybugs gathered in several locations in the park.

Good off-leash for dogs for most of the way except the very beginning, where the stable is. Echo previous reviewer that I would rate this as moderate, not hard. Some elevation but with breaks in between. Also has multiple choice points in route to either make your loop longer or shorter.

Mostly shaded well defined trail with multiple forks. A good 2 hour hike!

Great, varied hike. I agree that the Graham trail was the best part!

Beautiful and peaceful. We hardly saw another person.

Really enjoyed the hike - great views from the TH (which has a lot of parking). Extended the hike on Baccahris trail to West Ridge - also extended to Redwood Peak which was a nice walk but not many views from the actual peak. Graham trail is the best part of the hike. The one downside - was pretty busy for an early Friday

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