Dunn Trail and Monteiro Trail Loop

MODERATE 146 reviews
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Dunn Trail and Monteiro Trail Loop is a 3.4 mile moderately 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.

3.4 miles
547 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


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

2 months ago

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.

7 months ago

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.

8 months ago

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.

10 months ago

Not many people
far away from city
Good work out

10 months ago

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.

11 months ago

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

trail running
Monday, July 10, 2017

Great trail with varied scenery and good shade

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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

Monday, May 08, 2017

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

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

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

Saturday, March 18, 2017

It's good exercise up and down the RRP.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

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

Sunday, January 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.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

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

Sunday, October 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

Tuesday, September 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

Friday, August 26, 2016

Loved this. We walked through several scenic views and quite a bit of shaded areas.

Monday, August 01, 2016

Enjoyed it. If you start to the left, it starts out as a wide path, intermittent shade, pretty gentle turns, lots of dogs off leash. Heading back on the part with the Monteiro Trail and the Golden Spike trail, the path is narrower, steeper, much fewer people, mostly shaded - may want to just turn around at the Dunn/Monteiro intersection and head back if you are looking for an overall easier walk. Didn't see a fee to park at the lot at the Crestmont/Skyline intersection.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Nice hike. About 3/4 shaded. Took 1 hour 10 minutes with a couple stops for water. I'd call this easy, not moderate.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016


Saturday, June 25, 2016

The trail has a nice paved trail, it wasn't too hard. You don't need to climb anything with your hands. It's quite relaxing. There's a few restrooms and benches along the way. There are camp sites and people around just in case you got lost. Parking has a $5 and if you have your dog with you, it's $7.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Really enjoy this section, lots of side trails to explore too

Monday, May 09, 2016

I followed the Dunn Trail started from the Crestmont Drive. There were few steep drops and climbs in side the woods so it is rated moderate. The views were gorgeous when you are out of the woods. I enjoyed the hike.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Beautiful redwoods

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Cool spot

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