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Hike Details for Marciel Gate

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Anthony Chabot Regional Park
Marciel Gate
RSVPs - 56 -- YES: 21 NO: 27 MAYBE: 8

Marciel Gate
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City: Oakland
Region: EastBay
Park: Anthony Chabot Regional Park
Park Map URL: Click Here

Sunday, June 09, 2019 @ 9:00 AM


Event Notes:

Redtails and Horseshoes Hike


Help Steve cross the entire Anthony Chabot Park off his list at 9:00am . A three-fer choice of a moderate 7.1/1500' shorter hike, a moderate++ 8.1/1800' medium hike, and a challenging 9.7/1950' long hike. Steve's last trail is on the long option.

Route is Redtail Trail, right on Grass Valley, left on connector trail across creek to Brandon Trail, then right. Left on Horseshoe up to the equestrian center, left on Goldenrod, stay left on Goldenrod to the Jackson Grade. Short hike turns left on Skyline Trail (Jackson Grade) bike route up to the Stone Bridge for a break. Continue right on Brandon, left on Deer Canyon, cross Marciel Road and left on Redtail back to the parking area.

The medium and long hikes stay on Goldenrod. The medium hike turns left on Columbine, then left on Cascade. Find a nice spot here for a snack. Continue on Cascade, right on Brandon at Stone Bridge, left on Deer Canyon, cross Marciel Road and left on Redtail back to the parking area. The long hike continues on Goldenrod then left on Bass Cove Trail. Find a shady spot for a break before continuing to Columbine, left. Straight/Right on Cascade and follow the medium hike directions back from here.

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:

A variety of loop hikes can be started on the Redtail or Cottontail Trails from Marciel Gate.


Trailhead Directions:
Click Here for a Map

Address for Marciel Gate at Anthony Chabot Park is 9999 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, CA.

From I-580 westbound: Take the Redwood Road exit toward Castro Valley. Go 0.2 mi and turn right onto Redwood Road. Go 6.1 miles to Marciel Gate on the left.

From I-580 eastbound: Take the Redwood Road exit toward Castro Valley. Go 0.2 mi and turn left onto Redwood Road. Go 6.1 miles to Marciel Gate on the left.

From Hwy 24 westbound or Hwy 13: Take the exit toward Hayward/California 13 S and merge onto CA-13 S. After 4.2 miles take the Redwood Road exit toward Carson Street for 0.1 mile. Turn left onto Redwood Road. After 3.8 miles turn right to stay on Redwood Road. Drive for 4.0 miles where Marciel Gate is on the right. Park in lot.

Parking Fee: None
Other Fees: None

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

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