Redwood Regional Park, East Ridge Trail Loop - Hiking
Tucked into the hills above Oakland, the trails of Redwood Regional Park weave through groves of coast redwoods and grassy meadows, tracing ridgelines and steep slopes. A gem of the East Bay Regional Park district, Redwood Regional Park offers hiking, running, and biking opportunities in close proximity to the city.
This loop—descending on the East Ridge trail and connecting to the Stream trail via the Canyon trail—is 6.2 miles. You will have many opportunities to shorten or extend your hike by taking one of the myriad side trails.
Destination Distance From Downtown
Wide, even, and gentle, the East Ridge trail is accessible to all park-goers. The Canyon trail winds steeply down to the valley floor and can be slippery after rain. The Stream trail follows Redwood Creek over level ground carpeted with soft needles and leaves until climbing steeply for the last half mile back to the trailhead.
Time To Complete
Hiking at a relaxed pace, the average hiker will complete this loop in 2-3 hours. If speed is your thing, trails are equally ideal for running.
Redwood Regional Park is accessible year round. The East Ridge trail is exposed and can be hot and dusty in the summer. The redwoods lining the Stream trail provide cool shade, even on the hottest summer days. Trails can be slippery and muddy after rain.
There is a $2 seasonal fee for dogs at the Redwood Gate.
There is a $5 seasonal parking fee per vehicle to access the park at the Redwood Gate on weekends and holidays between April and October. All other access gates and staging areas are free.
- Coastal Paddling
- Flat Water Paddling
- Food and Drink
- Mountain Biking
- Road Running
- Skiing & Snowboarding
- Trail Running