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Hike Details for West Loop from Redwood Gate

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Redwood Regional Park
West Loop from Redwood Gate

West Loop from Redwood Gate
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City: Oakland
Region: EastBay
Park: Redwood Regional Park

Sunday, October 14, 2012 @ 9:30 AM


Event Notes:

A moderate, 6-mile loop hike in Redwood Regional Park, which can be extended by hiker choice to about 7 miles. The route from Canyon Meadow will be via the Stream, Chown, and West Ridge trails to Redwood Bowl. After a short rest/snack stop, return via the Redwood Peak, French, Star Flower, and Tres Sendas trails to the Stream trail. The shorter hike participants will then return to Canyon Meadow via the Stream Trail. Those desiring more mileage and elevation gain will return via the Stream, Eucalyptus, Phillips Loop, East Ridge, Prince, and Stream trails to the staging area. There are restrooms, water, and picnic tables at the Canyon Meadow staging area and Redwood Bowl. Dogs allowed, off-leash OK on trails except the Stream Trail. Nearby address is 7867 Redwood Road, Oakland, CA 94619. Please arrive on time as a courtesy to the on-time hikers.

Contact: Howard   
Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: (925) 548-8783


Trail Notes:

The West Loop in Redwood Regional Park has it all: Towering redwoods and douglas firs. Sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay and East Bay hills. A gurgling creek in winter and early spring. Different climates. Cool, shady and pleasant in Redwood Creek but hot and sunny on the ridge during the dry season.

Logistics: Round trip is between 7 to 8 miles. The elevation gain from the starting point in Redwood Creek to the highest point of the loop at the picnic tables in Redwood Bowl is 900 feet. The segment of the West Ridge Trail between Redwood Bowl and Skyline Gate goes up and down which adds some extra elevation gain.


Trailhead Directions:
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Take Hwy 580 or Hwy 24 to Hwy 13 in Oakland. From either freeway, take Hwy 13 to the Redwood Road exit and go east (uphill). At the top of the hill you will cross Skyline Boulevard and pass the Skyline Ranch Equestrian Center on the right. Farther along you will pass Piedmont Stables on the left. Big Bear Staging Area will be on the right about one and one-half miles from Skyline Boulevard, followed by MacDonald Staging Area on the right and Redwood Gate on the left (seasonal parking fee - bring at least $5). Turn left into Redwood Gate and go to the end of the entry road to the Canyon Meadow parking area.

Parking Fee: $5 per vehicle

The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Tuesday, June 10, 2008.

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