Cinderella Sunset Loop Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews

Cinderella Sunset Loop Trail is a 3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Oakland, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
705 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

forest

wild flowers

19 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

The incline thru castle trail made it rigorous. Terrain is great. It's quite shaded. There's a bit that takes you thru the sunset trail that's completely unnecessary as there isn't any different terrain. Rather, you just find a picnic site and loop back. This loop definitely should be shorter...

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
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3 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Out of the three trails on the app for Joaquin Miller Park, this was the most difficult but also my least favorite. Sunset, Sequoia Bayview and all the trails along the stream are the best in my opinion. On Cinderella I'm always worried about bikers coming down the trails. And Castle Park is very steep as you ascend from Sunset. If you're looking for scenery, pick one of the other two trails in this park. If you want a challenge with hills, then this is the trail for you.

6 months ago

hiking
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7 months ago

mountain biking
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hiking
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hiking
8 months ago

hiking
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hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Great mostly shaded trail which eventually leads you alongside a creek. There was even a mini waterfall along the way. Keep your ears open for mountain bikers. I really enjoyed ending it with a climb up the Chapparal Trail, which included step-like ascension.