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Hike Details for West Loop from Redwood Gate

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Redwood Regional Park
West Loop from Redwood Gate
RSVPs - 14 -- YES: 7 NO: 7 MAYBE: 0

West Loop from Redwood Gate
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City: Oakland
Region: EastBay
Park: Redwood Regional Park

Thursday, July 14, 2016 @ 9:00 AM

Event Notes:

Redwood Ramble

NOTE: 9:00 am Start

Your choice of a 8 mile, 1600ft or 9 mile, 1800ft hike in EBRPD Redwood Regional Park.

From the large Wayside Parking lot we head down to the Fish Ladder to take the Golden Spike, Montiero, Dunn, and Graham Trails up to the Redwood Bowl for our snack stop.

After our break we'll head back on the West Ridge, Madrone, and French Trails to the Mill Trail where the hikes diverge. The shorter, 8 mile, hike descends on Mill and Stream Trails to the bottom of Chown Trail to pick up the start of the Bridle Trail.

The longer, 9 mile, hike continues on French Trail to descend on the Chown Trail to the Bridle Trail.

Both hikes will proceed along the Bridle Trail to the Fish Ladder back to the parking lot.

Note: No Fee on weekdays.
Please proceed to the Wayside Lot (Google Map) on the left to park in the shade.

Leader: Joel Schantz

Trail Notes:

The West Loop in Redwood Regional Park has it all: Towering redwoods and douglas firs. Sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay and East Bay hills. A gurgling creek in winter and early spring. Different climates. Cool, shady and pleasant in Redwood Creek but hot and sunny on the ridge during the dry season.

Logistics: Round trip is between 7 to 8 miles. The elevation gain from the starting point in Redwood Creek to the highest point of the loop at the picnic tables in Redwood Bowl is 900 feet. The segment of the West Ridge Trail between Redwood Bowl and Skyline Gate goes up and down which adds some extra elevation gain.

Trailhead Directions:
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Take Hwy 580 or Hwy 24 to Hwy 13 in Oakland. From either freeway, take Hwy 13 to the Redwood Road exit and go east (uphill). At the top of the hill you will cross Skyline Boulevard and pass the Skyline Ranch Equestrian Center on the right. Farther along you will pass Piedmont Stables on the left. Big Bear Staging Area will be on the right about one and one-half miles from Skyline Boulevard, followed by MacDonald Staging Area on the right and Redwood Gate on the left (seasonal parking fee - bring at least $5). Turn left into Redwood Gate and go to the end of the entry road to the Canyon Meadow parking area.

Parking Fee: $5 per vehicle

The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Tuesday, June 10, 2008.

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