Best trails in Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park, California

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Looking for a great trail in Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park, California? AllTrails has 65 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 52 moderate trails in Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park ranging from 1.6 to 59.7 miles and from 387 to 1,666 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

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.

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Map of trails in Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park, California
Park information
Acreage:
1,830 acres
Park hours
Monday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Top trails (65)
#1 - French, Bridle and Stream Trail Loop
Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 3 h 40 m
This combination of East Bay hills trails includes the French Trail, the Bridle Trail and the Stream Trail to form a lovely loop through Redwood Regional Park. The route is long enough to be a solid day hike but also located conveniently close to the East Bay Area. This makes for a great escape to nature! The beginning of this route is located at the top of Skyline Blvd. and starts off relatively flat with great views of the Bay Area. Eventually, it descends down towards the creek and through groves of redwood trees. These coast redwoods provide lots of shade year round making this a nice hike in both the rainy months and the warmer summer months. Once you reach the Bridle and Stream Trails, the path flattens out again and is even paved in a few areas. There are several picnic tables to stop and rest before you continue the trek back up to the parking lot. This is a great place for a long dog walk or a challenging trail run. While the trails in this area can get a bit busy on the weekends, there are enough trails and combinations to feel like you get your own piece of the redwood forest. There are many staging areas in the area so please be aware of equestrians and their horses!Show more
#2 - Stream, Mill and French Trail Loop
Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
#3 - Stream Trail via Skyline Blvd
Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 42 m
A nice walk along Redwood Creek. Enjoy the lush vegetation and the stream.Show more
#4 - Dunn, Graham and West Ridge Trail Loop
Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 56 m
There are plenty of beautiful trees for cool shade. There are steep obstacles along the way to keep you focused. The trail is well maintained and varies in width from time to time. It can be vast to narrow enough for only one person. Be cautious of the roots and large rocks that are on the trail.Show more
#5 - French Trail, Tres Sendas, and Stream Trail Loop
Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 20 m
Park at the Skyline Gate Staging Area. Show more
#6 - Dunn, Golden Spike, Tate, West Ridge, Orchard, Bridle, Stream, Tres Senda, Starflower, Madrone, West Ridge, Graham, Dunn Trails Loop
Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 4 h 4 m
This hike showcases every aspect of the park. It begins above a large meadow, then drops down into oak and bay woodlands before climbing over streams and through redwoods, with views of the valley along the way. Golden Spike Trail and Tate Trail in particular have gorgeous valley views. After descending from West Ridge Trail to parallel Redwood Creek, enjoy the picnic areas and redwood groves along the Stream Trail. Additionally, Graham and Dunn Trails at the end of the hike both have points at which they overlook the bay. Trail Directions: Park at the Trudeau Center parking area and head right, to the Serpentine Prairie trailhead. Follow Serpentine Prairie Trail to the left for about 200 ft, then turn left to connect with Dunn Trail. Go right on Dunn Trail, and then make a left onto the Golden Spike trail. Follow Golden Spike Trail for 1.04 mile, continue past the intersection with Montiero Trail, and turn left onto Tate Trail. Climb for .57 mile, then turn right on West Ridge Trail. After .09 mi, turn left onto Orchard Trail. After .55mi, turn left on Bridle Trail. Follow Bridle Trail for .2 mile, then cross the bridge to Stream Trail. Turn left and follow Stream Trail for almost 2 miles, until you reach Tres Sendas on your left. Follow Tres Sendas over two stream crossings; after the second crossing, take the left fork for Starflower Trail, which climbs for .38 mi until it intersects with Madrone Trail. Turn right on Madrone and climb for about a half mile to reach West Ridge Trail, then continue on Madrone towards Redwood Peak. About 200 ft before the peak is another fork; take the left trail, which leads uphill past an archery range, to reach the peak (do not descend on Redwood Peak Trail). To return from the peak, turn around and follow signs for West Ridge Trail, to your right. After about 800ft, take a right on to West Ridge Trail, continue for about 600ft, then take a sharp left on Graham Trail. Stay on Graham Trail for 1.06 mi, then turn right on Dunn Trail. Take Dunn Trail for .47 mi to return to the Trudeau Center parking lot.Show more
#7 - Stream, East Ridge, and Canyon Trail Loop
Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 9 m
Groves of trees and creek-side terraces welcome visitors to this hidden redwood forest. The enchanting space is just 15 minutes from downtown Oakland. There is a diversity of wildlife here. Deer, squirrels, and raccoons are common. Those with a keen eye might spot a rare golden eagle or an Alameda striped racer from the trail. Rainbow trout migrate seasonally up Redwood Creek. A historical fishway by Redwood Gate assists the fish on their annual migration upstream to spawning grounds. Besides hiking and nature study, park activities include picnic sites with meadows, lawns, and children’s play areas. Equestrian accommodations are found near the east entrances of the park. TRAIL HIGHLIGHTS: This loop trail begins along the contours of a meandering creek on the canyon floor. Sun exposure and opportunities for vistas increase as the path rises to the heights of the East Ridge. Water is available at Canyon Meadow, Girls’ Camp, and the Skyline Gate Staging area. Travelers should be prepared with sun protection and water, particularly for the ridge portion of the trail. From the Canyon Meadow Staging Area follow the Stream Trail into Reinhardt Redwood Park. This trail is paved for .89 miles before becoming a narrow dirt path for hikers and equestrians. At “Trail’s End,” continue on the Stream Trail for 1.9 miles through the canyon, occasionally crossing the stream at a small bridge. After Girls’ Camp, make a short ascent to the Skyline Gate Staging Area. At the staging area, turn right and enter through the gate onto the East Ridge Trail. Stay on this trail for 2.9 miles along the ridgeline far above the canyon. Turn right on to Canyon Trail and go downhill for .36 miles back into the Canyon Meadow Staging Area by the Quail picnic site. Show more
#8 - Stream, Redwood Peak and West Ridge Trail
Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 10 m
When the Canyon Meadow Staging Parking area is closed, there is some street parking available if you come before 8am and the Wayside Parking Lot opens up at 8am. Trail loop in Redwood Regional Park starting at Canyon Meadow Staging Area. There is a $5 entrance fee to get into Redwood Regional Park. Show more
#9 - Tres Sendas to Redwood Peak and West Ridge Loop Moon Gate Loop
Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park
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Length: 3.0 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
#10 - Graham Trail
Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
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