Hikers: Alta and Nat (humans) | Pe’ahi, Nalu, Leilani and Willow (dogs)
Start Time: 2:00 pm at entrance adjacent to Richard C. Trudeau Conference Center off of Skyline Blvd.
Redwood Regional Park is located off Redwood Road just a few miles over the ridge from downtown Oakland. A beautiful and hidden Redwood forest, it is a favorite of nature enthusiasts of a wide range. The park’s 1,830 acres are home to not only beautiful coastal redwoods, but evergreens, chaparral, and grasslands. Rare species such as the golden eagle and Alameda striped racer as well as deer, raccoons, rabbits, and squirrels are often seen around these woods.
Leash Laws: Dogs are permitted on most trails and can be off leash but under reliable voice control and good trail manners on most trails. Please keep your dogs leashed on parking lots and traffic prone areas. Exceptions and additional information on leash laws can be found HERE.
Trail Difficulty: This park is welcoming to all levels of hiking, from beginners (easy to moderate) to experienced looking for a challenge. Our trail had a couple of hills, but not too strenuous.
Other information: The park opens between 5:00am and 10:00pm. If you park at the park’s main parking lot, there is a parking fee of $5 per vehicle; $4 per trailered vehicle. Though I did not see this on the trail, the park’s website does mention a dog fee, probably collected at the main entrance. From the park’s page: “$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.”