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The Best Fitness in Oakland

Looking for the best fitness in Oakland? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Oakland. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top fitness spots in and near Oakland

  • Oakland, California

    Hike Redwood Regional Park via the Dunn Loop

    3.6 mi / 606 ft gain
    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 shade. Dogs are allowed, but must be kept on leash. 
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  • Oakland, California

    Hike the Skyline Gate Staging Area

    4 mi / 692 ft gain
    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. Dogs are allowed in Redwood Regional Park, but must ...
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  • Oakland, California

    Hike the Sequoia Bayview Trail

    2.9 mi / 429 ft gain
    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 trail meanders through several groves of Redwoods.  T...
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  • Oakland, California

    Hike the French Trail and Stream Trail via Skyline Blvd

    4.0
    7.8 mi / 1781 ft gain
    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 Staging Area at Pine Hills Drive. This is a great ...
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  • Oakland, California

    East Ridge, Phillip, Eucalyptus, Steam, Starflower, Tres Sendas, West Ridge Loop

    4.5
    3.47 mi / 833 ft gain
    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 environment opportune for Redwood growth. These Redwoods a...
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  • Oakland, California

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

    5.0
    7.5 mi / 1600 ft gain
    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, easy trail run or hike.Redwood Regional Park, part ...
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  • Oakland, California

    Hike the Huckleberry Nature Path Trail

    5.0
    2.3 mi / 561 ft gain
    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 Skyline Blvd staging area take the Huckleberry Loop. 
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  • Oakland, California

    Hike the Sibley Volcanic Trail

    3.8 mi / 757 ft gain
    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 to no shade, so wear sunscreen and bring sun protec...
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  • Berkeley, California

    Stonewall Panoramic Trail

    4.5
    1.44 mi / 663 ft gain
    From the trailhead at Stonewall Road, the 1.5-mile trail makes for an excellent before or after-work run. But the steep hills and loose ground aren’t for those looking to find an easy nature walk. The incline starts well before the Stonewall-Panoramic trailhead, so you won’t even have time to w...
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  • Berkeley, California

    Berkeley Rose Garden

    4.0
    I'm always surprised at how few people know of this beautiful garden. I'm often alone when I visit, which allows for perfect serenity. Visit in early spring for maximum blooms. Park on Euclid Ave, which is where you'll find the entrance to the amphitheater (you can't miss the giant sign). Spend ...
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  • Lafayette, California

    Lafayette Reservoir via Nature Area Rim Trail

    5.0
    5 mi / 758 ft gain
    Lafayette Reservoir is perfect for canoeing, mountain biking, trail running, and hiking. The Reservoir trail system is also used for nature walks and birding. The loop has several high points that have amazing views. The trails become very muddy after wet weather - so tread with caution.  Th...
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  • Berkeley, California

    Seaview and Big Springs Loop

    4.5
    4.28 mi / 1007 ft gain
    The trail is dog and horse friendly, and many trail loops make Tilden Regional Park fun for families and those of any skill level. The Seaview and Big Springs Trail loop is typically used by avid hikers, trail runners, or mountain bikers. The first half of the trail is exposed to the sun and rock...
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  • Orinda, California

    Hike Wildcat Peak, CA

    4.0
    6.3 mi / 1000 ft gain
    From Inspiration Point, head toward Nimitz gate. Once you pass through the gate, keep an eye out for Curran Trailhead; this is the trail you'll be starting on. After about 1/8 of a mile, you'll reach a junction with the Meadows Canyon Trail. Turn right onto this trail to continue the loop. This p...
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  • Moraga, California

    Hike the Rocky Ridge View, Sycamore, and Devil's Hole Trail

    6.3 mi / 2076 ft gain
    Turn right on Rocky Ridge Trail for .38 miles and turn left on Elderberry for 1.67 miles mostly through the woods. At the bottom where there are picnic tables, turn left for .37 back to the parking lot. The trail begins at the end of Bollinger Canyon Road at the Las Trampas Staging Area. Parking ...
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  • Moraga, California

    Bollinger Creek Loop Trail

    1.43 mi / 213 ft gain
    Las Trampas Regional Wilderness offers an extensive trail system for hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers. The trail is open year round and dogs are allowed. The Las Trampas and Bollinger faults spread apart to reveal a wonderful wilderness area with ancient remnants of beaches. The entir...
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  • San Francisco, California

    Run the Coit Tower Stairs

    3.7
    There are 2 sets of stairs for Coit Tower on Sansome St. The first set is at Greenwich and the second is at Filbert. The Filbert steps are a little deeper per step and are mostly wood and concrete. The Greenwich steps are a little tougher because of the shallower, brick stairs as you get toward t...
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