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Red Tail and Brandon Trail Loop [CLOSED] is a 3.3 mile loop trail located near Castro Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length 3.3 mi Elevation gain 452 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Bird watching Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife Closed
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Due to fire activity, this area is CLOSED to public access as of August 2020. See park page for more info. Note: Due to COVID-19, the Marciel Gate is currently closed. However, you can still park along the road where Marciel Rd intersects Redwood Rd and walk to the trail from there.

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Cynthia Kralj
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Kwang Oh
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Very good trail

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Lisa Scovill
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Good, easy hike. Dusty. Be aware of cyclists. We parked outside the Marciel Gate. Abundant shaded parking.

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Amanda Morris
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We parked up close to the Marciel Gate (it was closed) and went east on Redtail Trail, turned south into Deer Canyon Trail, and then East again along Brandon Trail until we reached the golf course, then turned around. There are some great views and a good amount of shade. The eucalyptus trees smell so wonderful :-)

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Samantha Conner
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Sean Bisch
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Cynthia Kralj
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Young Ham
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Steve Hurd
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Salvador Coronado
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Simon Kuang
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Christine Sweeney
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Mary Newson
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Mat Phillips
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Devon Phillips
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Rj Hernandez
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Christine Sweeney
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Donna De Rego
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Stephen Stephen Scheiman
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Christine Sweeney
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Shaira Marjorie
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Paul WalkaMile
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Dan Dennedy
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Debbie Oliver
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Dan Dennedy
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Al Cheung
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Amy Mi
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Young Ham
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