Lake Merritt

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Lake Merritt is a 3.2 mile loop trail located near Oakland, California and is good for all skill levels. 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
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
68 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

lake

Walk around Lake Merritt on the paved jogging path. This multi-use path rings the lake is popular among joggers.

6 days ago

Relaxing walk!!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

My favorite jogs in Oakland, it's convenient, easy and right in the heart of Oakland

walking
2 months ago

2 months ago

walked
sidewalk
finished on the TRAIL to my starter point near Fairyland.

trail running
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

A nice stroll around the lake w/ family that doesn't require much effort.

hiking
2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

A local running and walking site great for first dates and casual coffee dates with friends. There is a bird sanctuary, a rowing club, outdoor amphitheatre overlooking the lake, bathrooms, water fountains, a restaurant, and more. Great people watching!

2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

A (mostly) beautiful 3+ mile flat loop with plenty to keep you visually entertained along the way. A variety of things happening along the way.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful public space... lovely to see people out and about ... the walk offers a panoramic view of Oakland's cityscape ...

3 months ago

Very easy and family friendly hike (more a walk than a hike though). Not to much shade so I do not recommend doing it in the middle of a hot sunny day! :) however always great to go all around the lake :)