Redwood Regional Park
Redwood Regional Park
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S W
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
My 22 year old and I popped over for an hour hike. It is 20 minutes from Oakland but a world away. Beautiful redwoods, well maintained trails and gorgeous views! We did see broken window glass as some reviews mentioned, but we didn’t have a problem. The trails are busy at times with some unleashed, but we’ll-behaved dogs. I had no idea that such a wonderful area was so close to a busy city.
Written 18 April 2023
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mrancer
Piedmont, California417 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
For its hiking trails of different levels and lengths, with pretty scenery so close to the urban area that you can be there in minutes, I can only say, "what a great place" - a good sized redwood park almost in the middle of the city.

But there is one thing that is a problem in this park and most of the other East Bay Parks - it allows dogs off-leash.

I love dogs, so readers, don't go hating on me. But in a park setting, I just feel they should always be leashed. You never know when a dog is going to take it into its head to rush at a hiker, another dog or wildlife near the trail. I've seen a lot of incidents over the years and, of course, they are not necessarily the dog's fault, but many owners just don't have enough control over their canine companions in a setting like this to prevent bad situations. And this park in particular has become so filled with hikers and their off-leash dogs that I rarely go there anymore.

I'm happy to share the trail with dogs, but I'd rather see them leashed, for their sake and that of everyone else who uses this particular park.
Written 25 August 2014
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mini
Fremont, CA2,11,038 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Solo
I enjoyed going here for a walk/hike. Its a beautiful park in the Oakland hills area. There is a large parking lot and from there several trails to explore this 1,830 acre park. Besides the redwood groves, there is evergreen, chaparral and grasslands. One can see wildlife such as eagles, rabbits, squirrels, and other animals. For chidren, there is some playground equipment.

There is also nice places for a picnic. There are some tables a small walk from the parking lot but if one wants to pack a lunch, one can go for a hike and there are several tables further into the park.

For those interested in redwoods, I find it to be an average park for that. For the San Francisco Bay area I like the redwood parks in the Santa Cruz Mountain more, but its nice to have some redwoods in the Oakland hill.

I do like how large this park is with so much to explore. There is a creek area as well but with our drought its mostly dry right now.
Written 3 April 2015
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EBinLACA
Los Altos, CA134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
Full disclosure - the redwoods here are not old growth. But they are old enough to have created some of the cathedral-like feeling of Muir Woods. The streamside trail is wide, flat, and smooth, and there are benches, restrooms, and water along the way. A lovely walk in the woods.

There are also more strenuous trails. We started out along the Stream Trail, then looped back using the Tres Sendas, Starflower, French, and Orchard trails. On these trails I was glad I had hiking shoes and poles! These trails take you up above the stream, into laurel and madrone. All the trails we were on were shaded and cool on a hot August afternoon. And parking was a breeze!
Written 2 September 2014
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Jesper J
California85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
Redwood Park is in the middle of Fog Belt of the Oakland Hills. this is why Coastal Redwoods thrive here technically further from the ocean than anywhere else.

It also means that unlike Tilden, Briones, Roberts park, Redwood Regional park is green most of the year, has no rattle snakes and a large biodiversity.

Starting from Skyline Staging area West Ridge Trail and East Ridge Trail are easy paths, mainly in the same general altitude.

East Ridge is generally more sunny due to our famous Microclimate, while West Ridge takes you past 100 year old Coastal Redwoods and running streams in the rainy season.

Then in order of challenge from easy to hard I rate the trails like this. Assuming that you start and end at Skyline staging area

Easiest Trails - No sweat
- East Ridge Trail
- West Rdige Trail

Slightly harder - a little sweat
- Phillips Loop
- Stream trail
- Eucalyptus Trail
- Prince trail

Hardest - expect to work up a sweat here
- Star Flower Trail
- French Trail
- Redwood Peak
- Madrone
Written 16 March 2016
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ktgOakland
Oakland94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015
Park near the Chabot Science and Space Center on Skyline Blvd above the Oakland Hills and head east over the crest of the ridge. Be sure to print out a trail map from the Redwood Regional Park or East Bay Regional Park website. Without a map it would be easy to end up far away from where you started. Take some snacks and water, in case you are beguiled into a six hour hike rather than a two hour walk. When you get into these trees you are looking at the rebirth of part of the forest that was cut down to build houses in San Francisco and Oakland after the gold rush brought "civilization" in vast numbers to the area. This is that old forest coming back - dominated by extraordinary redwood trees, natives of the area. This is not a hotel, it is the home of your soul.
Written 13 August 2015
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bigkahuana
North Cape May, NJ303 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We checked Trip Advisor for things to do around the Oakland area and were pleasantly surprised to find this gem of a park closeby. We packed a lunch and ate among the mighty Redwoods, a very pleasant experience.
Written 16 March 2020
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Frankey
Oakland, CA19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The Redwoods here are peaceful and serene to be amongst. I love my walks with the dogs through the redwoods
Written 16 March 2020
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AVLwriter
Asheville, NC431 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
What a wonderful place to take a walk and commune with nature. You’re surrounded by the most majestic redwoods imaginable. An inspiring experience!
Written 9 February 2020
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Kraea62
Cocoa, FL418 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
We were visiting family in the area and wanted to get in some steps so decided to visit the park to walk in the woods. The area had fairly moderate winds and there were fires burning in surrounding towns. We didn’t even think about any danger. We ended up parking alongside the road at the entrance as the gate was not open. I’m unsure why unless it was the weather and fire situation in the surrounding areas. There were many people hiking so we didn’t think twice about it. As we walked into the park the wonderful smell of pine trees opened our senses and minds to the enjoyment and beauty of nature. We began hiking up the path only to hear a tree falling below it towards the road. As we continued we hoped our rental car was not in the path of that tree. We continued our climb up the side of the mountain enjoying all the trees, plants, birds and smells. We neared the top of the path when we heard some heavy creaking of a large tree above us which was enough of a concern to make us decide to make our way back down the path. It was a nice activity although we really weren’t prepared for what we did. Bottom line, if you’re going to hike the paths here be prepared.
Written 6 November 2019
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