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Hike Details for MacDonald Staging Area

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Anthony Chabot Regional Park
MacDonald Staging Area
RSVPs - 67 -- YES: 28 NO: 31 MAYBE: 8

MacDonald Staging Area
Click the Staging Area/Trail Name above for park information.
City: Oakland
Region: EastBay
Park: Anthony Chabot Regional Park
Park Map URL: Click Here

Sunday, July 14, 2019 @ 9:00 AM


Event Notes:

Redwood Regional Hike

Your choice of two hikes in EBRPD Redwood and Roberts Regional Parks with a bonus portion in Joaquin Miller Park,
a Challenging- 7.1 mile, 1300 ft. ele. or
a Challenging 8.9 mile, 1900 ft. ele.

Starting from the MacDonald Staging area, heading over to Big Bear before crossing Redwood Road to Golden Spike, Dunn, Sequoia Bayview, Big Trees, Pal Camp and Roberts Ridge Trails and the Redwood Bowl for our snack stop. After the snack break we follow West Ridge Trail to the Redwood Peak/Madrone intersection. At this point the two hikes split up.

The short hike will follow West Ridge Trail back to near the end of the ridge turning right onto Golden Spike Trail and McDonald Trails to the cars. (Note: Do not follow West Ridge around to the left to Bridle Trail)

The longer hike will turn left onto Madrone Trail, descending to French Trail, back up on Orchard Trail to West Ridge following the short route back to the cars on Golden Spike Trail.

Note: MacDonald Staging Area is a small lot just off Redwood Road. Please park efficiently. Some additional Parking(13 sp) is available just West at Big Bear Staging Area.

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

If you know how to use GPX files, you can download a copy here: GPX File

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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