Redwood Regional Park in Oakland, CA
My favorite part of the East Bay Regional Park District:
Redwood Regional Park in Oakland, CA is a scenic 1829 acre Regional Park that's easily accesible from anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area. The park's redwood forests, oak groves, creeks and trails provide the setting for mountain biking, horseback riding, picnics, overnight and multi-day camping.
A part of the East Bay Regional Park district, many of the trails connect to adjacent parks like Sibley, Huckleberry, Anthony Chabot and beyond. This lens has trail maps, videos, photos and information on one of the Bay Area's great outdoor places.
Redwood Regional Park - French Trail
Park History and Information
The area that is now called Redwood Regional Park was originally an old growth forest of Sequoia sempervirens, or coast redwood. During the Gold Rush, these trees were logged to build the towns that sprung up all over Northern California. The forest that stands now is roughly 150 years old and has been a Regional Park since 1940.
The terrain includes redwood forests, junipers, oak chaparral, grasslands, meadows and Redwood Creek, where a unique species of rainbow trout was first discovered in 1855. The trout still return to the creek to spawn, just as they've always done though now they take a fish ladder, to save time I'm sure. Other animals and birds seen in the park are deer, raccoons, rabbits, squirrels and even the rare Golden Eagle.
Hiking trails in Redwood Regional Park - (map detail)
Photos of the Park in SpringClick thumbnail to view full-size
Driving directions to Redwood Regional Park
Public Transit Directions to Redwood Regional Park
On BART, take a Fremont (Green) or Dublin/Pleasanton (Blue) train to Coliseum BART. Then, take AC Transit bus #46A to Skyline Boulevard.
At 11500 Skyline Boulevard, just before the intersection of Skyline and Joaquin Miller Road, dis-embark. The return trip is the same.
Videos from around Redwood Regional Park
These videos show some of the trails, flora and fauna of the park, including a ladybug migration!