Established in 1936, Temescal is one of the District’s three original parks. Exciting historic features include the beautiful stone Beach House, patio and waterfall, which were built in 1940 by Works Progress Administration workers. Temescal features two playgrounds, one on each side of the park, and picnic areas located throughout the park. The lake is usually open for swimming from late spring to early fall, and fishing is allowed year-round in designated areas. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout during winter and catfish in summer; it is also home to largemouth bass, red-eared sunfish, and bluegill. This is a perfect park for families with children, and a great spot to have a picnic with friends. Park Hours: 8am – 10pm unless otherwise posted Fees: Parking - April through October - $5/vehicle; Dogs:$2/dog Guide/service dogs free. (when kiosk is attended)

Use to walk from the Oakland Produce Market where i worked for years and do this one.

I love this mini trail, scenic, safe, and beautiful. I like how it is exactly 1 mile around, because I can decide during the hike how long I want to go for (looping few or many times) versus a longer loop/out and back where you are stuck doing the entire length. Halfway around you can take the hillside (incline) or the lake perimeter (flat). There is cell service here so I often find myself having looped 7 or so times on the flat route while looking at my phone, easy way to get the steps in!

Safe and easy and great for a short walk outside.

Short walk around a lake. Google maps was not very helpful getting me there. It kept taking me to the CA-13S exit ramp and telling me I had arrived. I did this trail and Shepherd Canyon back to back.

Relaxing walk with water and forest, well set up for families and options to lengthen walk too

Lots of goats, on west side of lake. Very fun for kids.

This a real pretty trail that's very easy. There are public restrooms and free parking just outside the entrance.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

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