Dunn Trail and Monteiro Trail Loop

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Redwood Regional Park

Dunn Trail and Monteiro Trail Loop is a 3.4 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 but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.4 miles Elevation Gain: 547 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching




wild flowers


A hiking or cycling circuit that explores the Redwood Regional Park Area

Mostly shaded, surprisingly dry right now despite the lack of sun. There’s a lot of horse poop on the Monterio trail, so keep an eye out for that. You eventually pass by the Skyline ranch, and the last bit is along a row of houses, which felt a little awkward being so close to everyone’s back yards. Beautiful trees and canopies but no large/vast views.

Agree that there are lots of puppers on the first part of the trail. Trail was not as muddy as I was expecting given recent hard rains.

Nice trail, first half feels too busy and way too many dogs. Second half much quieter and nicer. Good amount of shade.

9 months ago

Was a wonderful trail, just so many bugs!!! We did a longer route and took us 2hr45min with a bit of sightseeing as well.

Awesome trail to run - just enough elevation to make it interesting but the whole thing is totally runnable!

Mon Feb 18 2019

Beautiful little hike.

Thu Jan 17 2019


Mon Oct 15 2018

Nice and rather short, easy to add more miles to it

Sat Sep 01 2018

Beautiful hike however I missed the switchback and ended up going a bit further and ended up by a horse corral lol. There was a short bit after the horse corral where the trail was poorly maintained but thankfully I saw some more hikers making me feel a bit more at ease. Note to self, don’t do this part of the hike alone-or maybe I was just a bit paranoid? All in all, beautiful hike that ended up to be 3.7 miles that clocked in at about 1.5 hours.

Tue Apr 24 2018

Great hike with lots of shade. Golden Spike trail is fascinating with some narrow passages and lots of back and forth amidst redwood trees and a few streams. Enough climbs to keep it interesting but on the east side of moderate.

Sun Nov 26 2017

Lovely hike. The only issue we had was that the “loop” includes more than just Dunn trail. We got off track a couple times thinking we should stay only on Dunn.

Sat Oct 28 2017

Perfect mix of sun and shade. Note that you have to take Serpentine and Goldenspike trails to get to Dunn if you are starting counterclockwise from the south. No benches or water fountains on the trail.

Fri Sep 08 2017

Not many people far away from city Good work out Natural

Tue Sep 05 2017

I'm 6 months pregnant and this was a good workout for me. This is a moderate hike with relatively mild ascends and descends if you tackle it counter clockwise. Lots of shade, beautiful redwoods, and nice views. The only downside were the horse piles near the beginning and end of the trail.

Thu Aug 03 2017

It is an awesome trail!! Minor issue I encountered was having to maneuver around the horse piles in the middle of the trail

Mon Jul 10 2017

Great trail with varied scenery and good shade

Tue Jun 27 2017

Tue May 23 2017

Tue May 16 2017

Pretty scenery. lovely woods. great way to share time with friends.

Mon May 08 2017

Couple great spots for redwood viewing and great vistas of the bay and hills

Tue Apr 04 2017

Unfortunately due to heavy rain part of this loop was closed but it was still a beautiful hike

Sat Mar 18 2017

It's good exercise up and down the RRP.

Sun Feb 26 2017

Beautiful moderate hike through California oaks, eucalyptus and redwoods!!

Sun Jan 29 2017

First time hiking this Dunn Loop. It was a good moderate hike. Lots of people especially after the rains we've had. Lots of dogs....friendly dogs and some bikers.

Sun Oct 23 2016

Fairly low traffic, and quite a bit of shade throughout the hike.

Sun Oct 09 2016

My favorite oakland park to hike in. Always beautiful always feel refreshed and happy after a visit here. The only downside is a lot of people all the time

Tue Sep 20 2016

I love this park, the redwoods are really beautiful and covered most of the sun while I was there so there was a really cool breeze throughout the whole hike

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