Explore the best 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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trail running
5 days ago

This isn't a trail so much as a Lakeside walk --mostly on pavement. But it's beautiful and peaceful and great for jogging or a romantic stroll. No hiking shoes necessary! Even prettier at night or sunset :-)

Pretty scenery. lovely woods. great way to share time with friends.

hiking
12 days ago

Nice shady, well maintained trail perfect for dogs and pregnant ladies. Lots of trees, including beautiful redwoods. If you head right to start the loop then you have an easy beginning and an easy finish with a moderate incline in the middle. We went on a Saturday and it wasn't very crowded.

on Lake Merritt

walking
17 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

Busy trail. Bikers running through very narrow paths and almost resulted in accident. Steep crumbly descent in same parts of Cinderella trail. Decent forest views. No scenic lookouts.

Couple great spots for redwood viewing and great vistas of the bay and hills