Dunn, Graham and West Ridge Trail Loop

MODERATE 229 reviews
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Dunn, Graham and West Ridge Trail Loop is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Oakland, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
593 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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.

hiking
9 days ago

goid hike a bit a hill, some flat, rocks and tree cover

11 days ago

Mostly shaded hike with a few exposed areas. Youou pass a lot of bay trees, eucalyptus and redwoods. It makes for some lovely scents along the trail. There is a moderate uphill section in the middle, but ends with mostly downward slope. Great hike for exercise!

hiking
22 days ago

Lots of super friendly dogs! We loved it. It took is two hours to hike counterclockwise with three adults and three pre-teens. Would’ve been ‘faster’ but we just had to stop and meet all the friendly pooches.
A very clean trail- only a few poo bags on the side and no actual dog ‘debris’ to be seen. Only a bit of horse droppings where we crossed to the horse trail.

hiking
29 days ago

Very enjoyable. Nice hike with some terrain variation and dogs can go off-leash. Bikers seem to enjoy it too and the trail is mostly wide enough for everyone. Good mix of shade and sun and a few vistas along the way. Just enough wildflowers in bloom to make it really feel like spring. As marked, the hike is just over 3.8 miles taking the loop clockwise and going Dunn to Graham to West Ridge to Baccharis to Dunn. There is no trail marker where Baccharis and West Ridge intersect. If you don't take a map, you'll want to note that it's 0.4 miles from Graham to Baccharis as you walk along West Ridge, that way you can keep an eye out for that trail. Or if you take the trail in reverse you can't miss the turn from Baccharis to West Ridge as that's where Baccharis ends. You can park in the lot off Skyline at Crestmont Drive and walk behind the building to get to the trailhead. Or, if you park off the road near where Joaquin Miller Road and Skyline meet, you can join the about trail 0.1 miles in.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, lovely wildflowers all along the path. Could not find the loop (did not download the map) so circled back after 2 miles. Lots of ups and downs so feels like a nice workout and plenty of shade along the way. Several lovely vistas to look over the valley and over to the bay. Very enjoyable.

1 month ago

Beautiful mostly quiet trail with many different kinds of wild flowers. Sunny but with some redwoods and shade at times. Easy, not much up hill if you go clockwise. The trail can be a bit hard to follow with the signposts and map but we managed to find our way around. Take a map at the parking lot! Lots of dog owners and their dogs!

hiking
4 months ago

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.

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

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

trail running
7 months ago

Depending on your pace (ours was a run/jog), it’s a nice, quick, moderate butt-burner workout. Trail is well-kept, beautiful redwoods and eucalyptus trees line the paths. Very dog-friendly.

hiking
7 months ago

mountain biking
8 months ago

I love this trail, it’s just right! You can make it short enough or long enough I love how there’s shade threw most of the trail.

10 months ago

Awesome hike to bring the dog on

trail running
10 months ago

Some hills, some flat, some sunny, some shaded. A quick and fun varied terrain hike. There's a picnic area with water fountain complete with dog water bowl!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Nice, easy. Views of the bay and inland. Quaint forest near the city.

hiking
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Nice shady, well maintained trail perfect for dogs and pregnant ladies. Lots of trees, including beautiful redwoods. If you head right to start the loop then you have an easy beginning and an easy finish with a moderate incline in the middle. We went on a Saturday and it wasn't very crowded.

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

Only did the short trail for the kids. Next I will conquer the longer harder trail. Great for kids lots of friendly people.

hiking
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Took 3 of our kids out to see how the 2 year old would tolerate hiking and they all loved it. We saw horses, dogs, cyclist and hikers. Trails were nice and the scenery a nice break from city living. Will definitely come back and do more exploring.

hiking
Friday, September 16, 2016

Good trail in a great area with so many options close by to explore. I've done it many times. Even better when i take my dog.

hiking
Monday, August 08, 2016

Nice scenic heavy trafficked loop. I headed out on the East Ridge Trail to Philips Loop Trail to Eucalyptus Trail to Stream Trail back to staging area. Great small grove of Redwoods across the trail from the girls'camp.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Very casual and fun with plenty of shade. My dog had a great time too.

hiking
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Very casual and fun. Plenty of shaded

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Mellow loop with a couple of small climbs

walking
Monday, May 23, 2016

Another neat trail for when it's hot out

hiking
Saturday, December 12, 2015

Great trail

hiking
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Good! Nice views, very clear trails (though we somehow missed the turn off to Chown trail from the West Ridge trail)

walking
Friday, July 24, 2015

Nice easy Sunday walk, enjoyed the pretty trees,

trail running
Saturday, June 13, 2015

Good trail if you have never done trail running. Plenty of shade and not too steep.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wish the signs for trails were better buy this place is awesome!!

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