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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 - 18 -- YES: 8 NO: 5 MAYBE: 5

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

Sunday, March 02, 2014 @ 9:30 AM


Event Notes:

A moderate hike in Redwood Regional Park from the Canyon Meadow Staging Area. About 6 miles with 1200-foot elevation gain with an option for an additional 2 miles. Route will be via the Stream, Tres Sendas, Starflower, and Redwood Peak trails to Redwood Bowl. After a short rest/snack stop at the Bowl, return via the Madrone, French, Fern, and Stream trails to the staging area. The longer option will continue on the French Trail past its junction with the Fern Trail to the Orchard Trail and past the fish ladder to the staging area. Full facilities at Canyon Meadow Staging Area and water and restrooms at Redwood Bowl and along the Stream Trail. Dogs welcome, off-leash OK on all but the Stream Trail. No parking fees through March. Nearby address is 7867 Redwood Road, Oakland, CA 94619.

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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