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Redwood Regional Park (trails: dunn > graham > west ridge > baccharis > tate > serpentine prairie) Oakland, CA

Redwood Regional Park is so big we decided to go again and check out the southern part. We were actually supposed to meet up with a husky group and explore the Redwood Bowl area but started off in a different spot which completely threw the humans off. Go figure; no sense of smell. 😏

You can check out our other hike here.

This route is just under 6 miles.

It's the same park so it wasn't that different. But there are two main differences to know before you venture into the southern part of this park.

1. Less shade

There are trees so there's some shade, but it's just not the same. It's on/off shade and you only get bits and pieces of the Redwood trees. There's no dewy forest smell.

2. There are more horses

Almost all the trails here are multi-purpose, and there are clear signs telling humans when to leash us up and when we can run free. But in all the other times we've come here I've always seen horse poop but never actually saw a real horse. Because these trails are near equestrian centers, the chances of meeting a horse are pretty high. In fact, we got to hike past a few and even walked by some stables!

If you can't keep your cool around horses then definitely avoid this area.

Pay attention to the signs...
My first horse!
Horses can be very helpful

It's great if you're like me and you like sampling some organic horse poo since there are lots of piles. Mom didn't like that too much.

The humans ended up getting lost towards the end of the trail and were looking for easy shortcuts, which ended up causing more confusion, so just make sure to keep your eyes peeled for trail markers. We don't recommend walking along Redwood Rd since it's very narrow and windy.

Your fur parents want to know:

  • Yes, there's parking
  • Yes, this is an off-leash area (with designated on leash areas)
  • No, this not a fenced enclosure
  • No, there are no doggy (or human) water fountains at this staging areas (Trudeau Center)
  • No, there are no poop bags
  • Yes, there are trash bins at staging areas (otherwise it's pack in/pack out)
  • No, there are no benches
  • Yes, there are toilets at staging areas

🐾 Caesar

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Miran Liu
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