Leona Canyon Trail

EASY 28 reviews

Leona Canyon Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Oakland, California that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
508 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Leona Canyon Trail a pleasant stroll through the Leona Canyon Regional Open Space Preserve. A great hike for all ages.

trail running
1 month ago

Beautiful but uphill the whole way out, so tougher for beginning runners.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

Nice easy hike with great scenery. Good hike for the family and the dogs too.
Running water and lush trees makes this a perfect day hike that is well worth the short drive.

6 months ago

walking
7 months ago

Nice walk. It gets steeper the further you go in. Dogs are not required to be on leash, but must be under command according to the sign. From what I encountered, half the dogs were on leash and half were not.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Really nice trail. Very kid-friendly. The slope is generally nice and easy and there's lots of shade.

One thing to note: this trail does not require dogs to be on-leash. 50' in to the trailhead if you're starting from the apartment complex end, there's a sign that clear says it's a dogs-off-leash trail and then it has some rules about dogs needing to reply to voice commands.

Not a huge deal, but wanted to put that out there.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice off leash dog trail with a slight incline.

10 months ago

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

Sunday, April 24, 2016

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

hiking
Saturday, February 13, 2016

hiking
Sunday, January 03, 2016

trail running
Sunday, December 13, 2015

hiking
Sunday, December 13, 2015

hiking
Saturday, April 25, 2015

Leona trail is a steep decline to the basin of Leona Canyon, where it meets with Artemisia trail. The Artemisia trail is much more gentle and has direct access from a parking lot near an apartment complex. Leona trail has no trail marker at the ridge of the canyon. Me and my friends happened to spot the trail head while driving around the neighborhood off of Skyline Rd. Good hike with interesting foliage, but LOTS OF POISON OAK!