Top Adventures in Oakland

  • Swim at Crown Memorial State Beach

    This beach has some of the warmest ocean water in the bay area. The swimming area is also fairly shallow, making it a safer, more protected swimming area. Be sure to check the link below for updated water conditions, especially if it has rained re...

  • Explore Redwood Regional Park via the Dunn Loop

    The Redwood Regional Dunn Loop is just outside of Oakland, and can be reached from anywhere in the Bay Area for a fun day or half-day trip. The trail is open year-round. In the spring, wildflowers are abundant. The trail has a great mix of sun and...

    3.6 miles 606 ft gain

  • Hike the Skyline Gate Staging Area

    The trail is lined with beautiful Redwoods and Eucalyptus Trees. There is lots of shade, but bring ample water just in case. Watch for roots and large rocks on the trail. The trail is generally well-maintained, but can get narrow in the winter. Do...

    4 miles 692 ft gain

  • Hike the Sequoia Bayview Trail

    Just outside of Oakland, this trail is easily accessible from anywhere in the Bay Area and has spectacular views of the Bay. This trail is good for all skill levels and is open year round. Dogs are allowed on this trail, but bring a leash! The tra...

    2.9 miles 429 ft gain

  • Hike the French Trail and Stream Trail via Skyline Blvd

    The French Trail and Stream Trail via Skyline Blvd is a 7.8 mile loop with lots of ups and down, perfect for trail runners, hikers, and dog walkers. The trail is well-shaded, and is accessible year round. Parking can be found at the Skyline Gate S...

    7.8 miles 1781 ft gain

  • Hike the Redwood Regional Park Loop

    Tucked away in the hills of Oakland, you will find one of the homes of California's Coastal Redwoods. Created by a unique geographical circumstance, this forest breathes winds funneled through the Golden Gate across the bay, which created environm...

    3.35 miles

  • Run the Circumnavigation of Redwood Regional Park's Ultimate Trail Loop

    It’s difficult to have a car in San Francisco, but oh-so worth it when it comes to weekend getaways, especially with all the Bay Area has to offer. This is a super accessible trail system just 30 minutes outside of the city that makes for a fun, e...

    7.5 miles 1600 ft gain

  • Hike the Huckleberry Nature Path Trail

    The hike is shady in most parts. In the spring, wildflowers are abundant (as are Huckleberries and Manzanita). The trail is accessible year round, and is great for hikers, walkers, trail runners, and nature trips.  Start the loop from the Skylin...

    2.3 miles 561 ft gain

  • Hike to Hidden Labyrinths in the Oakland Hills

    From Skyline Blvd, pull into the staging area for Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve, you'll see the sign. Parking here is usually easy to find. You'll find an unstaffed visitor center with a restroom, park maps and informational displays featuring...

    2.5 miles 1763 ft gain

  • Explore the Sibley Volcanic Trail

    The Sibley Volcanic Trail is a 3.8 mile loop that is great for all skill levels. The trail is best used from June - December, and is shared by kids, trail runners, mountain bikers, and hikers. Watch for wildlife and wildflowers.  There is little t...

    3.8 miles 757 ft gain

  • Bike Pinehurst Road to Grizzly Peak

    This 25-mile loop starts at the Valle Vista Staging Area in Moraga, CA.  Take a left out of the parking lot onto Canyon Rd.At 0.65 mi, turn right onto Pinehurst Rd.  This road will take you through Canyon's redwood tree forest and the beginning of...

    25 miles 2294 ft gain

  • Bike the Oakland Hills via Pinehurst and Skyline

    This 14.6-mile loop starts at the Valle Vista Staging Area in Moraga, CA.  Take a left out of the parking lot onto Canyon Rd.At 0.65 mi, turn right onto Pinehurst Rd.  This road will take you through Canyon's redwood tree forest, the beginning of ...

    14.6 miles 1441 ft gain

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