Goldenrod Loop

MODERATE 14 reviews

Goldenrod Loop is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oakland, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
620 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

A moderate loop trail with views of the Upper San Leandro Reservoir

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mountain biking
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walking
10 months ago

I rated this Trail low because of all the horse poop, especially on the northern end by the horse ranch. The Goldenrod Trail was less traveled, probably because it's windy and hilly. I didn't encounter anyone on this section when I walked on a Saturday morning. The Branden Trail is nicer and more traveled. The trail felt safe and the people I met were friendly. I went after it rained the previous night and it was muddy, which is to be expected. There are better options for hiking in the area in my opinion and I don't plan to return.

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

hiking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

trail running
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hiking
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Saturday, April 11, 2015