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 incredible Outbound community.

  • Hike 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 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

  • Trail Run Claremont Canyon Regional Park in the Berkeley Hills

    From the trailhead at Stonewall Road, the 1.5-2 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-Pan...

    2 miles 700 ft gain

  • Visit the Berkeley Rose Garden

    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 amph...

  • Hike the Lafayette Reservoir via Rim Trail

    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 a...

    5 miles 1085 ft gain

  • Hike the Seaview and Big Springs Trail

    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 firs...

    4.3 miles 1072 ft gain