Explore the most popular trails near Oakland 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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Mountain bikers called Cinderella trail a bike trail and were pretty hazardous to hikers.

It's a nice trail for beginners, lots of redwood. Glad I got to see ladybugs gathered in several locations in the park.

Beautiful Redwoods here. Lots of history behind the man responsible for this park. Not always about the view. Writer, Poet he was a traveler. This was established around 1870 . Great hiking/biking trails. I was here just this past summer.

Nice sunset. Some steep and rocky sections. Watch for mountain bikers

hiking
16 days ago

What a sweet hike! Be aware that the marker where the McDonnell trail meets York is missing. We had great cell reception so we quickly figured it out.

Great forest scenes and trails, moderate ups and downs.

Mostly shaded well defined trail with multiple forks. A good 2 hour hike!

Great, varied hike. I agree that the Graham trail was the best part!

walking
23 days ago

There should be a ‘jogging’ category ‘cause that’s what this trail is. There are lots of migratory birds on the lake. Great slice of life view of Oakland.

Really enjoyed the hike - great views from the TH (which has a lot of parking). Extended the hike on Baccahris trail to West Ridge - also extended to Redwood Peak which was a nice walk but not many views from the actual peak. Graham trail is the best part of the hike. The one downside - was pretty busy for an early Friday

on Leona Canyon Trail

26 days ago

Beautiful and fun trail.

Use to walk from the Oakland Produce Market where i worked for years and do this one.

I've done every inch in Redwood. Briones, Redwood and Mt Diablo were my go to hikes for the 20 years I lived in Concord.

Lovely hike. The only issue we had was that the “loop” includes more than just Dunn trail. We got off track a couple times thinking we should stay only on Dunn.

trail running
2 months ago

Nice trail for a run. Mostly fire road width. Started near staging area on Skyline and headed clockwise. East Ridge Trail was pretty empty after a couple miles, even on a Sunday. The ascent on/to the West Ridge Trail from parking lot was a challenge but over quickly. Would certainly do this run again. Nice shade most of the time.

Depending on your pace (ours was a run/jog), it’s a nice, quick, moderate butt-burner workout. Trail is well-kept, beautiful redwoods and eucalyptus trees line the paths. Very dog-friendly.

2 months ago

No better way to see oakland than a walk or jog around the Lake

Perfect mix of sun and shade. Note that you have to take Serpentine and Goldenspike trails to get to Dunn if you are starting counterclockwise from the south. No benches or water fountains on the trail.

We meant to do 3 miles and ended up doing those 3 miles plus these 8.

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