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Hike Details for Redwood Bowl

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Roberts Regional Recreation Area
Redwood Bowl
RSVPs - 58 -- YES: 15 NO: 29 MAYBE: 14

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, December 22, 2019 @ 9:30 AM


Event Notes:

Dr. Aurelia Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park Hike

Including Roberts and Joaquin Miller Parks

Your choice of a
6.1 mile, 1000 ft ele., or
7.3 mile, 1500 ft ele. Hike.

Starting from the Redwood Bowl Staging Area we take to Roberts Ridge Trail into Roberts Rec Area. Crossing over Skyline Blvd into Joaquin Miller onto Big Trees Trail. We now wind our way down to Palo Seco Creek making a tight loop on both sides of the creek. Eventually we ascend back up to Sequoia-Bayview Trail to take it across the park leaving it on Castle Park and Scout's Trails. We re-enter Redwood Regional Park at the Moon Gate where the hikes split up.

The short hike turns right on West Ridge Trail past Chabot Space and Science back to the staging area.

The longer hike turns left on West Ridge, descends on Tres Sendas Trail, then right on French and Redwood Peak Trails. At West Ridge Trail turning right crossing below the Redwood Bowl back to the the cars at the staging area.

Please download the map for precise turn-by-turn directions for this complicated route.

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:

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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