Explore the most popular forest trails near Orinda with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

It was our first time going to Redwood Regional Park and didn’t expect it was this nice. This trail has good views and is an easy hike. Weather was nice this weekend as well. Definitely going back!!

Beautiful walk, most of it in the shade and alongside a stream. The only caveat: the last mile to mile and a half is STEEPLY uphill, and may be too much for some casual hikers. Otherwise, I had a terrific time, and will definitely be going back.

Simple walk down to Lake Anza, ok for kids but a little slippery underfoot. Ok for dogs too.

Beautiful trail, hilly but a lot of great views!

Pleasant morning hike. Trail not busy and lovely views of the watershed.

A trail so full of beautiful wildlife. very easy 7 mi in & back. we saw a family of deer, rabbits, a variety of birds, and a rattlesnake. Check in is at trailhead for EBMUD permit info. No dogs.

Trail that we did was actually 9.7 miles but great workout up and down fire trails. Gorgeous and not heavily trafficked. Would be super hot in summer given there's not much shade. Plus we saw a puppy golden retriever at the end....so worth it obviously.

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

I took the Seaborg Trail and hiked up to the Crescent Ridge Trail and back. For a total of 3.8 miles I finished in little more than an hour. Got some good workout with some fantastic sunset view on the way.

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Longer loop that is less traveled than most of the trails on the Reliz Valley Rd side. A good cardio and a good place to put some miles on with less people

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Excellent trail that is mostly single track out and back along Briones reservoir. I've seen plenty of deer on this trail and being along the water many different types of waterfowl and hawks. The trail itself doesn't have any long, tough hills but is just a little up and down roll most of the time. It was one of my favorite little trails around the bay.

Couldn't even go on the trails bc they all require permits. That you have to get from other parks.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

You can do bear Creek Trail without a permit but to do the backside of Briones Res you have to have a EBMUD permit that you can get at their office on the way to San Pablo Res nearby. Cheap and well worth it and is good for several years and allows others to go with you. The loop around the lake is 16 miles I think and is a great hike.

you need a permit and the water walk does not allow dogs

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