Redwood Gate/Wayside Lot
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Redwood Gate/Wayside Lot
City: Oakland
Park: Redwood Regional Park
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Thursday, April 12, 2018 @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

Redwood Showers Hike

April showers bring us back to another hike in EBRPD Redwood Regional Park. Your choice of a
moderate 6.7 mile, 1400ft or
challenging 7.3 mile, 1700ft or
more challenging 8.1, 2000ft
hike to Redwood bowl from the Wayside Staging area.

All hikes will head to the Redwood Bowl by heading South along the road to the Fish Ladder, turning left onto Golden Spike then a right on the connector to the West Ridge trail where we turn left taking it all the way to the Redwood Bowl for a short snack break.

After the break everyone heads back on the West Ridge Trail turning left to the Redwood Peak/Madrone Trail intersection where the short hike turns right on Madrone descending to a right turn on the French Trail.

Meanwhile the medium and long hikes turn left and descend to the French Trail, where the medium hike will turn right following it down to turn right onto the Starflower Trail. The longer hike will turn left on French Trail, then right on Tres Sendas Trail down to another right on Starflower to meet back up with the medium hike group. Both hikes then ascend Starflower Trail to a left on Madrone Trail and another right onto French Trail.

All hikes will follow French Trail to a left turn on Chown descending to a right on Bridle Trail, finally turning left when it becomes a dirt road, then right onto Stream Trail through the Canyon Meadows area to our cars.

Leader: Joel Schantz

Trail Notes:

A hidden redwood forest lies off Redwood Road just a few miles over the ridge from downtown Oakland.

Directions to Trailhead:

For driving directions click here. From Walnut Creek, take 24 through the tunnel, 13 toward Hayward, Redwood Road exit, turn left. After 3.5 miles, turn into the Redwood Gate entrance on your left. Park in the gravel Wayside Lot.

TrailHead Parking Fee: $5 weekends and holidays

Click Here for a Map

The trailhead information on this page was last updated Thursday, November 30, 2017.