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Hike Details for West Loop from Redwood Gate

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Redwood Regional Park
West Loop from Redwood Gate
RSVPs - 47 -- YES: 3 NO: 41 MAYBE: 3

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

Thursday, February 27, 2014 @ 9:30 AM


Event Notes:

Redwood - French, Stream Trails

A moderate 6 mile/1100 ft elevation hike of EBRPD Redwood Regional Park. A great hike in the Redwoods with an option to add an extra mile and 300ft of elevation.

Starting from the Canyon Meadows Staging Area we walk past the fish ladder before ascending to French Trail on the Orchard Trail. We then follow French Trail through the Redwoods, returning along Starflower, Tres Sendas and Stream Trails. For those who wish a bit more of a hike, the option to extend the hike by about a mile exists by continuing on the French Trail to the Tres Sendas intersection.

No Parking Fees Through March

Leader: Joel Schantz


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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