Explore the most popular trails near Albany with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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trail running
10 days ago

Very dog friendly with beautiful views of the city and bridges.

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

Easy scenic off-leash walk and beach. Always a variety of graffiti and found "trash" art to see.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great views. This is a short urban hike.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

on Albany Hill

6 months ago

walking
6 months ago

walking
7 months ago

on Albany Bulb

7 months ago

8 months ago

trail running
8 months ago

Albany Hill consists of a series of short trails through Albany Park with fantastic views of the SF Bay, Berkeley Hills and downtown Oakland. It is surrounded by a residential neighborhood so I just parked in the surrounding area then ran to the top and did a series of loops. The trails were still a bit muddy from the recent rain but the views were gorgeous. I could not believe I hadn't been to this place after living in the east bay for almost a year. There is a bench and rope swing at the top. I wouldn't come here to get a long hike in but it's a nice place for a walk or quick run with hills. Will definitely be back.

9 months ago

I'm giving this two stars because 1) The directions sent me to a place that had zero parking and 2) once I found parking, I had to cross a creek. When I crossed the creek, I found that I had to cross it again to start the actual trail. I chose to attempt this trail after all the rain we've been having this winter so I'm sure it's easier to access at other times of the year, but I couldn't even get up there because there was so much flowing water to cross! I had my boy on my back in a kelty pack so I didn't feel safe crossing again.

I will update my review once I've actually been able to get there. I was super bummed.

trail running
11 months ago

Awesome views of the bay and a fun place to explore - lots of interesting artwork and rocks to check out. Muddy, rocky and lots of obstacles so be mindful when exploring close to the water. Cool beach for dogs and birding.

walking
Thursday, November 10, 2016