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The Best Hiking in Oakland

Looking for the best hiking 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 hiking spots in and near Oakland

  • Oakland, California

    Arrowhead Marsh Trail

    3.74 mi / 66 ft gain
    Arrowhead Marsh Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to see wildlife located near Oakland, California.
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  • Oakland, California

    York Trail

    2.22 mi / 581 ft gain
    York Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfalls located near Oakland, California.
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  • Oakland, California

    Old Cañon Trail and Sausal Creek Loop

    1.48 mi / 148 ft gain
    Old Cañon Trail and Sausal Creek Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Piedmont, California.
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  • Alameda, California

    Shoreline Trail: Salt Marsh Overlook

    5.0
    3.28 mi / 23 ft gain
    Shoreline Trail: Salt Marsh Overlook is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Alameda, California.
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  • Oakland, California

    Lake Merritt

    3.17 mi / 135 ft gain
    Lake Merritt is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Oakland, California.
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  • Oakland, California

    Sinawik Loop via Bishops Walk

    1.76 mi / 318 ft gain
    Sinawik Loop via Bishops Walk is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Oakland, California.
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  • 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

    Dunn Trail and Monteiro Trail Loop

    3.49 mi / 837 ft gain
    Dunn Trail and Monteiro Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Oakland, California.
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  • Oakland, California

    Dunn, Graham, West Ridge and Baccharis Loop

    4.84 mi / 771 ft gain
    Dunn, Graham, West Ridge and Baccharis Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Oakland, California.
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  • Oakland, California

    Dunn, Graham and West Ridge Trail Loop

    3.83 mi / 748 ft gain
    Dunn, Graham and West Ridge Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Oakland, California.
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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

    Palos Colorados Sequoia Bayview Loop Trail

    3 mi / 837 ft gain
    Palos Colorados Sequoia Bayview Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Oakland, California.
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  • Oakland, California

    Serpentine Prairie Trail

    0.97 mi / 85 ft gain
    Serpentine Prairie Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Oakland, California.
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  • Oakland, California

    Golden Spike, Bridle Trail, Chown Trail, Montinero Trail Loop

    8.05 mi / 1906 ft gain
    Golden Spike, Bridle Trail, Chown Trail, Montinero Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Oakland, California.
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  • Oakland, California

    Dunn Trail

    2.86 mi / 741 ft gain
    Dunn Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Oakland, California.
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  • Oakland, California

    Graham Trail

    2.82 mi / 492 ft gain
    Graham Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Oakland, California.
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