Explore the most popular walking 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.

Nice and rather short, easy to add more miles to it

West ridge is fun, its windy and a good hike

Perfect short hike and steep incline. Great for leg days! Plus the view! Better to head down the same way you came from. I went further and thought I could easier loop back, but I just ended in circle on the Panoramic.

2 days ago

Hard trail! amazing view at top. fav hike in the bay

on York Trail

3 days ago

Beautiful. Terrain is a little difficult.

hiking
8 days ago

best walk around town

Nice and easy paced walking path. Lots of things going on and people to see, very lively!

Beautiful hike! We happened to go during the Endurance 100k trail run so there was a lot of activity on the Stream Trail, but it was still very enjoyable. We kept our dog on leash in the heavy traffic areas and let her loose once we turned uphill (toward Redwood Peak). With the climbing, the six mile distance felt perfect.

Good big trees. Not much of a view. Scattered picnic tables throughout.

It said easy so I wore normal shoes and slipped several times on steep rocky downhill areas. It’s also super dusty because of all the mountain bikes, so instead of looking at green foliage it’s all brown.

I'm rating this trail 1 star because it is definitely not an easy trail. If you're a novice you won't like this trail. Definitely a beautiful hike but this trail has 100s of mountain bikers on it. I had to move around 50 times out of the way of mountain bikers. There were areas on the trail only 2 feet wide where you have to make room for mountain bikes moving at 25 mph. This trail is not KID FRIENDLY like suggested above. Steep hills with unsafe conditions. I went with my sister and towards the end of the trail we saw a family approaching the trail and urged then to turn around. We warned them that it wasn't safe for kids. Out of control mountain bikers make this trail uncomfortable and nerve recking during tight quarters. It's a beautiful trail that should be dedicated to either hiking or mountain biking, not both. I'm not a rookie hiker. I've been on over 100 hikes from this all trails app

Very natural

All kinds of wildlife hawks, squirrels, a little green snake

Hard to find the start

walking
18 days ago

Seen many birds and homeless people. Lots of people were working out

Starts off easy enough but gets challenging on the bottom half. Especially the French trail section.

Views were excellent, take it counter clockwise for a calm downhill section to an incline and then another downhill. Through the shade and at the end is a picnic ground, did not partake as another party had occupied the area plan to next time. 1 hour 20 minutes perfect mid day hike

A nice place but ALOT OF PEOPLE. Stream trail is basically a paved walkway. A lot of big groups. We did have a nice picnic

25 days ago

Easy paved loop with excellent people watching opportunities.

love it

This was in between an easy and moderate trail. I did manage to get lost a little bit but backtracked thanks to this App. The forest is beautiful even during a hike beginning of fall at 12. Watch out for bikers and if you’re hiking I would really suggest you wear hiking boots, for ankle stability as well as walking those rock terrains. I spotted a few people on my trail today and was able to maneuver easily on the trails for the exception of losing my way for a minute or two.

Awesome trail. I’m new to hiking and getting in shape. This trail kicked my ass. The last half mile-ish back up to the parking lot is killer and I had to stop a few times to catch my breath. It’s definitely the higher end of moderate.

Nice hike with lots of shade. Ended up being a bit longer - I tracked close to 9 Miles. There is a paved parking lot with space for 30-40 cars and I found a spot easily on Sat afternoon. There are some inclines but mostly just short bursts. Very easy to get lost because there are a lot of trails - make sure you’re constantly checking your AllTrails map. There was a port-a-potty in the parking lot as well as one half way through (and some picnic tables). Not many people on the trail.

This trail was quite fun as a trail runner! The initial ascent along the West Ridge Trail is quite steep and not very runnable (unless you have calves of steel!) but beyond that the trail is very runnable. I went on a Monday morning and parked at the Wayside Parking Lot. It was my first time at the park and there weren’t too many people but trail markings were abundant. Once I hit the East Ridge Trail I did see a lot more people (and dogs!!) walking and hiking about. I didn’t really get to see the exact viewpoints where one could see SF and Mt Diablo but then again it was also a cloudy day. The fire trails were quite wide and it was overall a fun 12.4km/7.9mile run!

Was a great run, and I absolutely love running through those redwoods. It's a treasure of the east bay, and can't get enough of seeing these thousand year old behemoths right in my backyard. I started at the entrance off Skyline Blvd, and ran mostly downhill before hitting some of the bigger inclines along the Stream trail. Overall, was a good run and will definitely do it again!

Was a great run, and I absolutely love running through those redwoods. It's a treasure of the east bay, and can't get enough of seeing these thousand year old behemoths. I started at the entrance off Skyline Blvd, and ran mostly downhill before hitting some of the bigger inclines along the Stream trail. Overall, was a good run and will definitely do it again!

Nice hike! Wide trails, and very dog friendly!

1 month ago

Iconic mandatory walk or run while in Oakland. Just watch your step here and there for geese poop.

Great hike! Saw a few other people on the trail but was very lightly trafficked on a Sunday morning.

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