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

West ridge is fun, its windy and a good hike

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.

Lovely hike in the forest. Nearly 100% of this hike is in the shade, making it an ideal hike to tackle on a hot day. You will be surrounded by tall Redwoods for the duration!

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

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

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!

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

Such a great hike! It even rained at the top of Redwood Trail! That was amazing! Definitely a moderate hike. Lots of steep inclines and declines but the views, smell of the forest and the sound of the woods made it at worth it.

Quite a bit of shade, good for dogs

This was a nice trail it is moderate and be prepared to go off trail for Cinderella Trail. It was quite a challenge finding Cinderella trail. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without my son who went with me on this hike. There are lots of bikers so don’t bring little kids under the age of 5. Overall the trail was a workout which I enjoyed.

Started at West Ridge and went on to the French trail.Kept on french trail .It had pretty steep inclines and declines.Wanted to go till Chown trail .But,took the route back to steam trail.It was about 7.5 miles hike overall.It is pretty intense and hard .

super easy if your just starting out fun path ways you can take all over the park

Beautiful hike however I missed the switchback and ended up going a bit further and ended up by a horse corral lol. There was a short bit after the horse corral where the trail was poorly maintained but thankfully I saw some more hikers making me feel a bit more at ease. Note to self, don’t do this part of the hike alone-or maybe I was just a bit paranoid? All in all, beautiful hike that ended up to be 3.7 miles that clocked in at about 1.5 hours.

Stream trail is easy, flat and fairly wide with portions where the trail is paved with concrete. I went on a Thursday morning and was surprised by how crowded it was. It’s very nice, especially considering how close to Oakland it is, but it doesn’t stand out as a memorable hike. On its own I’d give 3-3.5 stars. French Trail on the other hand is quite pretty. I took Orchard Trail off of Stream Trail which connected me to French trail. French Trail has a number of steep inclines and declines with beautiful, dense forest. I had the trail to myself almost the entire walk.

It was an amazing place. Calm and love all the fresh air.

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1 month ago

A lot of flies and mosquitoes.. more of an incline than wat I thought it would be

Very peaceful, the end of the loop is pretty steep but a good workout

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