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Best Hiking Trails and Parks in Oakland

May 01, 2017
Category: Events in Oakland

Hello sunshine! It finally feels like spring in the East Bay, and now’s the perfect time to explore the greener side of our beautiful city. Oakland has a range of jogging trails and scenic parks for hikers, bikers, equestrians, and picnickers. Check out the list below for some of the top hiking trails in Oakland, CA.

Joaquin Miller Park

3590 Sanborn Dr, Oakland, CA 94602, (510) 238-3254

Take a journey through the rustic wildlands of redwood groves, oak woodlands, green meadows, and more at Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park. Hikers can choose to trek along a number of trails, each offering stunning views and a quiet escape from the city life. The park is also a popular venue for weddings and other special events.

Sausal Creek/Dimond Canyon Park

Dimond Park, 3860 Hanly Rd Oakland, CA 94620, (510) 238-7275

A hidden treasure in Oakland California, the Dimond Canyon Park offers a moderately challenging hike along the beautiful banks of Sausal Creek. Visitors will also enjoy the lush vegetation, two playgrounds, recreational activities, and educational gardens. For an added feeling of peace and serenity, spend some time underneath the Leimert Bridge.

Redwood Park – Skyline Gate

Redwood Park, 8500 Skyline Blvd (Pine Hills) Oakland, CA 94611

The Redwood Park path is among 1,830 acres of evergreens, chaparral, and grasslands, but best known as a hidden redwood forest off of Redwood Road. This historic park is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts seeking a peaceful hike, jog, horseback ride, or even a picnic.

Leona Heights Park

Leona Lodge, 4444 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619, (888) 327-2757

The Leona Heights trail starts at a gated area downhill and features a three-mile loop running along a creek with waterfalls and footbridges, a small redwood forest, and a rocky dry canyon. Oakland natives and visitors looking to experience an authentic California hike can find it right here!


Accommodations in Oakland, CA

If you’re in the Oakland area seeking a place to stay, check out the Piedmont Place located at 55 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94610. This top ranked Oakland motel offers free parking on site; complimentary coffee all day; free Wi-Fi; and a 24-hour support desk. And with clean, comfortable rooms, you’ll have the perfect spot to relax and unwind after a long hike. To reserve your room today, visit or contact us directly at (510) 658-0550.

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