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Hike Details for MacDonald Staging Area

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Anthony Chabot Regional Park
MacDonald Staging Area
RSVPs - 55 -- YES: 23 NO: 25 MAYBE: 7

MacDonald Staging Area
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City: Oakland
Region: EastBay
Park: Anthony Chabot Regional Park
Park Map URL: Click Here

Sunday, June 03, 2018 @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

MacDonald Trail to Bort Meadow

Note: Route Change due to Buckeye Trail closure

Your choice of a
1) moderate 7.5 mile, 1000 ft
2) challenging- 9.6 mile, 1600 ft
hike in EBRPD Anthony Chabot Regional Park from the MacDonald Staging Area on Redwood Road.

Leaving from the MacDonald Staging Area on MacDonald Trail for 2.5 miles to a right before the Bort Meadow Staging Area and a quick left to the Grass Valley Trail. We head South on Grass Valley Trail through the cattle gate staying left on the fire road for almost a mile before making a sharp right on Redtail Trail. After crossing Grass Valley creek we turn right on Brandon Trail following it for 0.5 mile to the Horseshoe Trail.

The short hike goes straight on Brandon Trail at the Horseshoe Trail Junction, following the fire road into Bort Meadow Group camp for the snack break.

The longer hike turns left on Horseshoe Trail, then right onto Goldenrod Trail at the Chabot Equestrian Center. After about 1.5 mile turning right to descend on Ranch, and Grass Valley Trails to a right turn after the gate into Bort Meadow for our snack break.

After our snack break, we'll head back on Grass Valley and MacDonald Trails to the MacDonald Staging Area.

Please click here for the trail map.

Please note: There is limited parking at the MacDonald Staging Area. More parking is available to the West at Big Bear Staging Area.

Leader: Joel Schantz

Trail Notes:

This staging area provides trail access to EBRPD Anthony Chabot and Redwood Regional Parks.

No Facilities at the Staging Area.

Trailhead Directions:
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Take the Redwood Road exit from Highway 13 in Oakland, head East, up the hill, to Skyline Blvd. Continue down the hill on Redwood Road to the MacDonald Staging Area Parking lot on your right. (approximately 3 miles from CA13)

Parking Fee: none
Other Fees: none

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

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