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Best trails in Oakland

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Looking for a great trail near Oakland, California? AllTrails has 122 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Mount Tamalpais State Park or Mount Diablo State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like McNee Ranch or Huddart Park. Ready for some activity? There are 75 moderate trails in Oakland ranging from 1 to 59.7 miles and from 9 to 1,679 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Oakland
Top trails (122)
#1 - French, Bridle and Stream Trail Loop
Redwood Regional Park
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 3 h 40 m
This hike begins at the top of Skyline Dr and starts off relatively flat with good views of the East Bay hills and surrounding forest. Eventually, it descends down towards the creek where you will walShow more
#2 - Sunset, Sequoia Bayview, Cindarella, and Sinawik Loop
Joaquin Miller Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
This trail network offers a plethora of options. Explore the Palo Seco Creek and Cinderella Creek while looking for wildflowers and the occasional deer. A popular option is to take the Sinawik Trail tShow more
#3 - Huckleberry Nature Path Trail
Huckleberry Botanic Preserve
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 58 m
A short loop option that explores the beauty of the botanic regional preserve. Start from the Skyline Blvd staging area and loop around on the Huckleberry trail.Show more
#4 - Sequoia Bayview Trail
Joaquin Miller Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
The Sequoia Bayview trail is a wide, level trail, very popular at the Joaquin Miller Park. There you will find lots of joggers, mountain bikers and dog walkers. You will run through a few patches of rShow more
#5 - Stonewall Panoramic Trail
Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
Park Curfew/Hours: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Park Features: The first inhabitants of this region were the Huchiun Ohlone Indians. They may have used the Claremont Canyon area for hunting and gathering. TodayShow more
#6 - Stream, Mill and French Trail Loop
Redwood Regional Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 20 m
Please note that the parking lot for this trail is closed due to COVID 19.Show more
#7 - Dunn, Golden Spike, Tate, West Ridge, Orchard, Bridle, Stream, Tres Senda, Starflower, Madrone, West Ridge, Graham, Dunn Trails Loop
Redwood Regional Park
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 4 h 20 m
This hike showcases every aspect of the park. It begins above a large meadow, then drops down into oak and bay woodlands before climbing over streams and through redwoods, with views of the valley aloShow more
#8 - Dunn, Graham and West Ridge Trail Loop
Redwood Regional Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 56 m
There are plenty of beautiful trees for cool shade. There are steep obstacles along the way to keep you focused. The trail is well maintained and varies in width from time to time. It can be vast to nShow more
#9 - Stream, East Ridge, and Canyon Trail Loop
Redwood Regional Park
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 9 m
Groves of trees and creek-side terraces welcome visitors to this hidden redwood forest. The enchanting space is just 15 minutes from downtown Oakland. There is a diversity of wildlife here. Deer, squiShow more
#10 - Lake Merritt
Lakeside Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
The Lake Merritt multi-use path circles the lake is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. It is extremely family friendly, a great place for a dog walk and is often used by runners and Show more
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