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French Trail Loop Redwood Regional Park

San Joaquin Hikers
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Jul 15 7:30AM - 8:30AM

This 5.8-mile moderate hike, a loop trail that can be done in either direction, hits all the highlights of this well-shaded park nestled in the Oakland hills. Hike not recommended for beginner hikers.

Enter the park at the Redwood Gate, and park in the first lot on the left after the Fishway interpretive site. Walk back to the Fishway area and grab a trail map (or print one out ahead of time at www.ebparks.org/parks/redwood

About The Park
A hidden redwood forest lies off Redwood Road just a few miles over the ridge from downtown Oakland. The forest's peaceful groves give little evidence of the park's bustling past in the mid-1800s the area was the scene of extensive logging to supply building materials for the San Francisco Bay Area. The logging era has long since passed, and a stately forest of 150-foot coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) has replaced those cut down.

In addition to a great forest of coast redwoods, the park's 1,830 acres also contain other evergreens, chaparral, and grasslands. Wildlife within the park includes rare species such as the golden eagle and Alameda striped racer. Deer, raccoons, rabbits, and squirrels are often seen.


Details: Redwood Regional Park, 7867 Redwood Road, Oakland. Parking is $5 on weekends and holidays.

Dog Fee
$2 per dog
. No fee charged for guide/service dogs.


Fees are collected on weekends and major holidays April through October and only at the Redwood Gate entrance.

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