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Roberts Regional Recreation Area
Redwood Bowl
RSVPs - 53 -- YES: 18 NO: 27 MAYBE: 8

Redwood Bowl
Click the Staging Area/Trail Name above for park information.
City: Oakland
Region: EastBay
Park: Roberts Regional Recreation Area
Park Map URL: Click Here

Sunday, January 06, 2019 @ 9:30 AM


Event Notes:

4 Park Hopper Hike


Join us for a 4 Park Hopper through Redwood, Huckleberry, Sibley, and Joaquin Miller in Oakland. It should be dry, though previous day's rain may have produced some mud. Starting at 9:30 am from the Redwood Bowl Parking Area, this is a hiker's choice of a moderate 7.5 mile/1100'short hike, a moderate+ 8.5 mile/1600' medium hike, or a challenging 10.5 mile/2100' hike.

Route is connector towards Redwood Bowl, left on West Ridge for several miles, continue past Skyline Gate on East Ridge Trail, then left onto the Bay Area Ridge Trail (BART). Continue across Pinehurst Road and on towards Huckleberry. At a Y, stay right past the Huckleberry Path turnoff to stay on the BART. After .4 miles turn left on a connector trail up to Huckleberry Path. At the top, turn right and follow all the way down toward the staging area. The short hike will continue straight and stop here for a break. All hikes continue right down the Huckleberry Path (the short hike will turn left after returning from the staging area). Short hike turns right at the T onto the BART. Retrace your path back along the BART all the way back to East Ridge. Turn right and retrace your path all the way back to the MOON GATE. Here you may either stay left and retrace your steps back to the car, or turn right and take the optional route into Joaquin Miller. They are both the same, Joaquin Miller is prettier, but may be more difficult to navigate without arrows. Veer left along the roadway staying on the trail and curving around to the left and crossing Skyline Blvd. Stay straight on Castle Park Trail, NOT down. Continue along to stay straight onto Sequoia-Bayview until you come to Skyline Blvd., cross and return to the parking area.

The medium and long hike turn left onto the BART trail, then another left further down to continue on the BART. The medium hike will climb .8 mile until you come to the boundary of Sibley Park, take a break, make a u-turn and follow your steps back along the BART, follow the Short Route back to the start. The long hike continues into Sibley, turning left on Round Top Loop Trail. Follow signs to the Backpack Camp straight past the Water Tank road where there are restrooms and a break spot. Retrace back and continue (left) on the Round Top Loop Trail continuing to make right turns on the loop until you reach the BART again. Retrace your steps back, eventually joining the same route as the short hike and back to the cars.

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 either downloaded to your phone or in paper form.

Please download and/or print out the route map here: Route Map

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


Trail Notes:

Various hikes on many different trails may be started from Redwood Bowl. Restrooms, water, and picnic tables are available here.


Trailhead Directions:
Click Here for a Map

From I-680 N or S take the exit onto CA-24 W/State Route 24 W toward Oakland/Lafayette. After 10.9 miles take the exit toward Hayward/California 13 S and merge onto CA-13 S. Go 3.2 miles and take the Joaquin Miller Rd/Lincoln Ave exit. Turn left onto Monterey Blvd. Take the 1st left onto Joaquin Miller Rd. After 1.2 miles turn left onto Skyline Blvd. Go about 1.3 miles for destination on the right.

From CA-24 E take the California 13 S exit toward Hayward and merge onto CA-13 S. after 2.9 miles take the Joaquin Miller Rd/Lincoln Ave exit. Turn left onto Monterey Blvd. Take the 1st left onto Joaquin Miller Rd. After 1.2 miles turn left onto Skyline Blvd. Go about 1.3 miles for destination on the right.

From I-580 W keep right to continue on CA-13 N/Warren Fwy and follow signs for California 13/Berkeley. After 2.3 miles Take the Joaquin Miller Rd exit. Turn right onto Joaquin Miller Rd. After 1.2 miles turn left onto Skyline Blvd. Go about 1.3 miles for destination on the right.

Parking Fee: None
Other Fees: None

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

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