Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

Stream, Redwood Peak and West Ridge Trail

moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(264)
Redwood Regional Park

Stream, Redwood Peak and West Ridge Trail is a 6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Oakland, California that features a river 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.

Length 6.0 mi Elevation gain 1,112 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Muddy

Fee

Description
Waypoints (0)

Trail loop in Redwood Regional Park starting at Canyon Meadow Staging Area. There is a $5 entrance fee to get into Redwood Regional Park.

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (264)
Photos (1498)
Recordings (217)
Completed (705)
M D
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFri Jun 26 2020
HikingBugs

time started: around 4 pm on a friday, 6/26/2020. we passed by many people along the way. check out the little create with nature area in the beginning! we did it backwards on accident starting on the west ridge trail and ending on the stream trail. redwood peak trail was very interesting but make sure you really watch your step because there are lots of big rocks and tree roots jutting out of the ground and some parts are pretty narrow. going down on the redwood peak trail was quite challenging and was slippery at some parts since it’s a lot of sticks, dirt and leaves. shady for the most part but has some sunny areas on the west ridge trail. also, there are some points with lots of little flies but overall a pleasant hike with challenging hills. recorded 7 miles.

View M's Recording
Barrett Shepherd
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarFri Jun 26 2020
Hiking

This is very crowded park which may make it harder to social distance. I recommend going during non-peak hours. However, it has some beautiful scenery, and it’s a good work out. Plenty of off-shoot trails to explore, but stick to Stream + West Ridge if you don’t want to get into anything too crazy. I gave four out of five because it’s so heavily trafficked.

Rajitha Prakruthi
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSun May 24 2020
HikingRocky
View Rajitha's Recording
Laura Young
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMon May 11 2020

fantastic trail, a littlw more than I bargained for. if you are parking in the residential area, please don't park like an entitled oblivious jackass.

Shayan Saeed
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSun Apr 26 2020

West Ridge Trail is kinda meh but Stream Trail is pretty good. The stream is dry mostly right now. Didn't see any giant redwoods like Big Basin or Muir Woods.

mylynh huynh
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarWed Apr 22 2020
Walking

Steam was blocked off by trees so had to go through the mills trail and and then back on west ridge back down.

View mylynh's Recording
Zachary Cyra
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMon Apr 13 2020
Hiking

Very enjoyable trail! Parked out roadside because parking lot currently closed due to Covid-19, but trail itself is still open and accessible by foot. Lots of great scenery for photos and not too strenuous aside from a couple decent inclines. Great location overall and will definitely come back!

Farshid Raafat
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSun Apr 12 2020
Hiking

Parked outside on the road. Due to Coronavirus shelter in place trail wasn’t crowded. Great hike and beautiful scenery.

Carlos Carbajal
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Apr 11 2020
Hiking

Gorgeous hike; fairly easy and mostly covered trails.

Courtney Schwingle
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Mar 21 2020
Hiking

Definitely a nice mix of heart pumping and relaxing! Would recommend to anyone :)

View Courtney's Recording
Amani Ellen Loutfy
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSat Feb 15 2020
Hiking

Hard

View Amani Ellen's Recording
Michelle Blalock-Bentz
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFri Feb 07 2020

Incredible 5☆ if you deviate from Stream to the 1st left footpath you see! It is interpretive, runs into Crown, French then Redwood. You are immersed in the Redwoods for miles on a well maintained forest footpath that hugs the hillside with natural acents and decents before the steady climb up to the Peak. So worth it! The ridge portion is a nice grade with a mix of Redwoods, Oak and Eucalyptus, mostly canopied. the last mile is fairly steep decent. Several of the interior/exterior trails intersect on the ridge so the possibilities will definitly bring me back to the area! There are maps at beginning of trail with intersects. Less populated during the week i am sure and French toward Peak weeds out a few! Not sure of added mileage or total gain from the foot trail but worth it.

Tuesday Simmons
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Feb 01 2020
Hiking

Love this hike. Most of it is easy but there are some steep parts. Note that if you bring your dog, ONLY the Stream Trail is on-leash only. If you continue onto the other trails, dogs are allowed off leash.

Leanne Do
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarTue Jan 21 2020
Hiking

I would consider this trail to be easy/moderate. It definitely a lot of different routes within the park to check out. A lot of dogs are on this trail and it makes it really fun to hike. :)

Marie M.
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSun Jan 19 2020
HikingMuddy

This place is great if you want to escape the city for a little bit without going too far. Did a 6 mile loop using stream trail to west ridge. Definitely wasn’t the hardest hike in the world but there was some good elevation gain to get your heart rate up. Get there early! I got there at 9 am and it was empty but by the time I was leaving at noon all the parking lots were full with people still coming in. Overall it is a great park.

Taani Secrist
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSun Jan 12 2020
Hiking

Did this with our three kids ages 17,15,11. This was our first hike in this park. Moderate hiking is an accurate rating. Definitely very muddy along the stream trail but once once we started uphill it dried out. The trees really are a bit magical and was such a lovely afternoon for a nice workout.

Vera Urbanovich
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSat Jan 11 2020
Hiking

It was really muddy in some places, but overall i enjoyed it

View Vera's Recording
Georganne Thompson
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMon Jan 06 2020
HikingMuddy

I followed the this route exactly, counterclockwise and it was 7.0 miles, not 6.0. That’s the only reason I’m not rating it 5 stars. The first mile is paved and crawling with families, strollers, dogs, big groups. After that it’s more forest-y and fewer people. Miles 1.5 - 3.5 are all uphill, ending with about a dozen boulders ringing the top of the peak. There isn’t really a picturesque vista at the top, but it was worth the effort anyway. The way back is almost all downhill, but not steep. There are trash receptacles, a drinking fountain, and restrooms at the trailhead. Signage is good throughout. I’ll be back to Redwood for sure.

View Georganne 's Recording
Naomi Evans
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Nov 09 2019
Hiking

Great hike, high trees so would be good in the summer also.

View Naomi's Recording
Dwight Alfaro
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarMon Oct 21 2019
Hiking

Hiked the loop counter clockwise. Stream Trail is a gentle incline through a completely shaded forest with a good amount of redwoods. Lady Bugs in force in the fall/winter where the sun is able to peek through. One good climb which is pretty steep, almost stair-like climbing. Maybe 20+minutes of sweat inducing incline. Also had to backtrack 3-4 times to stay on the loop, lots of forks and off shoots. The descent is on West Ridge Trail and now this is a wide gravel-y road. Bikes allowed here so watch your left side. Also more sun exposure here, a lot more than the 1st half. Still had to check the map often, especially where West Ridge Trail and the Madrone Trail intersect. Supposed to be 6 miles but probably did 7 b/c of all the back tracking.

Crissy Anderson
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSat Sep 21 2019
Hiking

Bring a map. It was an excellent hike and quite beautiful, but the trails weren’t marked so well when you get deeper into the hike. We would still do it again!

Naomi Evans
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSat Sep 14 2019
Hiking

Great hike, lots of options for turnoff. Entrance on redwood, other pay for parking

View Naomi's Recording
Danielle Jones
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMon Aug 26 2019
HikingNo shade

We started on this trail but didnt do all of it bc of the sun. the surrounding trails offer coverage. I enjoyed the half I saw.

Adaku Okeke
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarThu Aug 08 2019
HikingBlowdown
View Adaku's Recording
Carrie F
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarFri Jul 05 2019
Hiking

Stroll in the redwoods with Kenyon’s parents

View Carrie's Recording
David Rychlik
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMon Jun 17 2019
Hiking

I parked outside of the entrance and walked into the park. Stream trail is closed so I took fern trail up to French trail. Fern was a series of steep switchbacks so be prepared. I followed French trail to redwood peak and ascended to the top of the peak. After that, it was an easy cruise down west ridge trail ally he way back to my car.

Ana Joy
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSun Jun 02 2019
Hiking

Part of the trail was closed.

View Ana's Recording
Kathleen the Hiker
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSat May 11 2019
Hiking

Route yourself to Canyon Meadow staging area to get to the parking lot. Entrance fee is $5 but today there was no worker at the entrance so we got in for free. There are about 3 small parking lots on your left on your way to the last parking lot at Canyon Meadow staging area. We got lucky and parked at Canyon Meadow staging area on a sunny Saturday in May arriving around 10:30am. I also noticed that the overflow parking lots were not all full and just required some additional walking to get to the start of this trail. Not sure if we just picked a good weekend but if you’re worried about parking, a good rule of thumb is to get there earlier rather than later. Started on Stream trail (easy with minimal elevation, shaded, moderate foot traffic). About 3/4th in Stream trail, we saw signs that the remaining trail was closed off due to maintenance. So we made a detour using Fern trail (hard, entirely uphill so it required a few water breaks, shaded, light foot traffic) After this we continued the hike through West Ridge trail (moderate, downhill, not well shaded, can get dusty, moderate foot traffic). Then through Birdie trail (easy with minimal elevation, shaded, moderate foot traffic) and back to Stream trail. Hike totaled to be 4.8 mi and took us 2 hrs at a walking pace.

View Kathleen's Recording
Hanna Wen
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarTue Apr 16 2019
HikingMuddy
View Hanna's Recording
Fifer Garbesi
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMon Apr 08 2019

fairly beautiful, good views. wide and very utilized trail is my only complaint.

Showing results 1 - 30 of 264