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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.

We've started this loop anticlock wise.
Still believe was a smart decision.
I wouldn't rate it hard, more like moderate/medium.
It is 8.6 miles not 7.1.
Either way you go you are going to hike in the sun for 1.5 miles, the rest is just beautiful shady redwoods.

This is our go to trail when hot or raining... The trail is under the canapy and easy to moderate... The trail is always changing and if you are lucky you will see a nice waterfall

Great trail. Lots of off-leash dogs. My dog is well-socialized, so she liked it a lot. One warning: the hairpin turn from the Baccharis trail to the Dunn trail is not marked and easy to miss. Got a bit lost needlessly.

Lots of incline but beautiful hike, the signs are confusing so I’d recommend using all trails map to make it through.

Good trek with a lot of redwoods. It does get a little steep on the back half of the hike.

Definitely gets the heart pumping depending on which way you go. A ton of friendly people only one negative nelly who was not a fan of my dog. Some pretty parts but not enough to make me return. To be fair, I’m a sucker for redwoods! I wish there were more.

I walked the West Ridge trail yesterday. It gets so much traffic from hikers and bicyclers that the plants on either side are covered with a fine, brown dust. Kinda depressing. There are many better trails in the area.

Loved all the greenery.

I went west ridge to French to stream to Tres Sendas. Great hike. Lots of shade.

stream trail is the best, all in redwoods and always chillly

Whether you start from either French Trail or Stream Trail, there's good elevation coming in and out of it. You’ll find several picnic tables along the way and enough bathroom facilities. There's also lots of side trails to explore.

My AllTrails app suddenly stopped recording at one point so I wasn't able to full record my hike but that's ok (pardon the gap on my recording).

If you decide to hike on a weekend and choose Skyline Gate Staging Area as your starting point, try to get there before 8am to have a better chance at finding parking (vs street parking).

What is great about this trail is that you can make it as long or short as you like. There ate lots of trails that off shoot this trail so if you want an extension or if you want to cut it short you can. The French trail is one of my favorites because first of all it’s beautiful, it’s up-and-down to get a nice workout and no bikes!
it really is a good idea to get there early as it does get crowded and it tends to get warm as you’re making your way uphill back to the parking lot. Definitely put this one on you list!

How did we never know about this hidden gem before? Nicely marked trails which were shady and pleasant. It was beginning to get cool as we left. Not crowded at all and we found plenty of parking later in the day. Really enjoyed all the variations in terrain. Not much of a view but a peaceful and quiet spot to be out in nature.

Very nice elevation loop. You will feel the burn. Start as early as possible.

Very nice elevation loop. Tiring on a hot summer day. Start as early as possible.

Within few minutes you forget that you are very near to some of the busiest cities. A close-up experience with nature, this moderately rated hike will help you appreciate the much needed quiet time you are missing after living in the city. Good for kids who can manage some elevation.

Really nice trail- took our newly adopted dog out on this loop for her first hike and will definitely be back

Great scenery and stout elevations changes. cool shade on hot days.

Great opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of floors and fauna.

Got to Skyline parking lot before 8am on a Sunday and it was already full so had to park along the street. Hike down Stream Trail and to the other parking lot was pretty easy, shaded and downhill, passing by campsites and redwoods. Headed back via French trail, which requires some uphill initially and then a few portions of up and downhill, nothing too strenuous. Overall a good hike, just get there early.

River trail is flat and a pleasant walk. French trail portion is strenuous but fun. Lots of foilage and shade

Nice 1.5-2 hour loop. First leg of Golden Spike parallels Redwood Rd so there is some road noise at first but not bad. Also very few people on this stretch. Once on Tate trail, it traverses away from the road so much more quiet. Bigger crowds emerged once the trail met up with West Ridge. Would do again.

People do not keep their dogs on a leash even though the rules are to do so!!!

Other than being unsure of people’s dogs level of friendliness while walking, the experience is nice. I love the views of the redwoods and the creek. Oh and the lady bug habitat.

Lots of bathrooms along the trails.

A great hiking experience, minus the dogs not on a leash.

Good workout..we started with stream trail and reached play area from there we got on to orchard and then French trail. Has some elevation and trees around.

Great trail ! I recommend coming on a weekday as to avoid the traffic and enjoy a more quiet experience.

Beautiful, varied views and a good length. The hike starts out level along a wide fire road that is fully exposed with a few parts that having a gentle decline. The vistas are wonderful... looking out into the valley and the facing hillside full of redwood trees and in the distance you can see golden rolling hills. The sign post for the Prince Trail was missing, so pay attention... it is a well defined trail heading down to the right just past a bench lookout. The Prince Trail is a bit steep and re-enters the tree line. The Stream Trail takes you on a level ramble through some redwoods... very lovely! Tres Sendas gains in elevation. There are a few creek crossings that were minor in the summer, but may be more of an issue in the wet season. As you leave the redwoods and transition into oaks you will hit the French Trail. I missed it and got a bit lost... it is a sharp right uphill. (If you get to a cluster if seven or so stump seats, turn around and you'll see it behind you. Don't take the French Trail to the left, it means you missed the turn off! Head back down the trail.) The French Trail is a steady climb back up to the East Ridge Trail. It's mostly covered by trees and narrows with some poison oak on the sides, so wear long pants. It is a short level walk back to the parking lot along a fire road. The ridge trails are both busy, but it is much quieter as you head into the valley. Nice variety of views and vegetation. Great way to feel outside the city!

relatively easy for moderately active people. Nice variety of scenery: sun shade forest stream. gradual elev changes, well maintained except for fallen trees and small turns that maybe confusing. but all of the trails bring you back a loop

Just went today and one of the most beautiful places to go hiking!!

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