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Hike Details for Redwood Gate/Wayside Lot

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Redwood Regional Park
Redwood Gate/Wayside Lot
RSVPs - 41 -- YES: 23 NO: 14 MAYBE: 4

Redwood Gate/Wayside Lot
Click the Staging Area/Trail Name above for park information.
City: Oakland
Region: EastBay
Park: Redwood Regional Park
Park Map URL: Click Here

Sunday, August 19, 2018 @ 9:00 AM


CarPool Option:
Meet @ 8:15 AM
At: Lafayette BART, 3541 Deer Hill Road, Lafayette, CA 94549, Lafayette
Click Here for a Map to CarPool Meeting Spot

We will meet in one of the lower lots, NOT the main lot, please follow the directions below! From Walnut Creek/Danville: Take 24 west to exit 13 toward Central Lafayette/Moraga. Turn left on Deer Hill road, first left (Orchard Road is on the right) into the parking area and meet there. From Oakland/Orinda: Follow CA-24 E to Oak Hill Rd in Lafayette. Take exit 12, turn left from offramp onto Oak Hill, then right on Deer Hill, second right into parking area.


Event Notes:

Dunn the Golden Spike Hike


NOTE EARLIER START TIME!! Join us for a hike through the outskirts of Redwood at 9:00 am. Hiker's choice of a moderately challenging 4.6/1400' short hike, a challenging 7.3/1900', or a difficult 8.8/2500' hike and will allow Steve to check Redwood off his list having hiked all trails in the park.

Please either print out or download to your phone the trail route map here. We will gather at the Wayside parking lot. The hike starts down to the fish ladder, crossing and turning left onto Golden Spike. We will stay on Golden Spike for several miles. At Montiero the hikes diverge. Short hike will turn right on Montiero, right on Dunn, right on Baccharis, right on West Ridge, left on Orchard, right on Bridle back to the fish ladder.

The medium and long hikes stay on Golden Spike to the left at the Montiero junction following for a mile. Turn left on Dunn around to the Equestrian Arena, then right on Serpentine Trail past the parking area and back up to rejoin Dunn. These last two trails are Steve's last two trails to complete the park. We'll follow Dunn up staying right and seeking a suitable place for a break. Follow Dunn up past Montiero to the Baccharis junction, the long a medium hikes diverge here. The medium hike will turn right on Baccharis and follow the directions for the short hike from here.

The long hike turns left on Baccharis, right on West Ridge, left on Chown all the way down to the bottom, turning right onto Bridle Trail just before you reach Stream Trail. Follow Bridle all the way back to the fish ladder. Trails will be marked with flour arrows. Dogs allowed.

Please note: This group does not stay together on the hike instead relying on arrows put on the ground with flour to mark turns. You are encouraged to stay with others who are hiking your speed and you should also carry the trail route map (link above) either downloaded to your phone or in paper form.

Contact: Steve Smith
Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: (925) 325-0805


Trail Notes:

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


Trailhead Directions:
Click Here for a Map

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.

Parking Fee: $5 weekends and holidays

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

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