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Park Info

9999 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546

Mailing Address
Anthony Chabot Regional Park
2950 Peralta Oaks Court
Oakland, California 94605

Park Entrances
> Marciel Gate/Anthony Chabot Main Entrance
> Anthony Chabot Family Campground
> Big Trees/Bort Meadow Staging Area
> Clyde Woolridge Staging Area
> MacDonald Staging Area
> Big Bear Staging Area

Phone Number
Toll Free: 888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757), option 3, extension 4502

Local Weather Weather Forecast

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View Trail Map
Trail Map (PDF)
Campground Map (PDF)
Google Map
Transit & Trails

Gate Hours
Group Camps
  8am - 10pm all year

Park Curfew
  10pm - 5am

Park Events
Click HERE for upcoming events.

Parking Fee
No fee for day use.

Dog Fee
No fee for day use.
No fee for guide/service dogs

Grazing Information
Grazing in the Parks

Camping Reservations
1-888-EBPARKS (1-888-327-2757), press option 2
Book a campsite online
For more information, visit the Camping page.

Picnic Reservations
No reservable picnic areas. Picnic areas may be reserved in the adjacent Lake Chabot Regional Park.

Emergency Number

EBRPD Headquarters
1-888-EBPARKS or

Park Update

Trail Update
No updates at this time.

Grazing Update
Cattle grazing returns to Anthony Chabot Regional Park in November. Cow/calf grazing will occur in the areas of Redtail Trail and Grass Valley Trail (to the north and to the south of Bort Meadow). For more information about grazing in the Regional Parks, visit our Grazing webpage.

Anthony Chabot Regional Park

Anthony Chabot Regional Park


Trail Closure

  • Until further notice, Honker Bay Trail is closed due to fallen treesl.
  • Until further notice, Towhee Trail is closed between Honker Bay Trail and the main campground road due to a large fallen tree and trail damage.
  • Until further notice, Ranch Trail is closed due to landslide and trees on trail.
  • Until further notice, Loggers Loop Trail is closed due to multiple trees down.
  • Until further notice, Escondido Trail is closed due to fallen trees.
  • Until further notice, Horseshoe Trail is closed due to a mud slide and unsafe conditions.
  • Until further notice, East Shore-Honker Bay Footbridge is closed due to flooding.
  • Until further notice, Columbine Trail is closed due to landslide and trees on trail.
  • Until further notice, Lost Ridge Trail is closed due to erosion.

Weather Conditions

Cascade Trail at Columbine Trail and Cascade Trail to Bass Cove is now, seasonally flooded, and has become a part of the creek; with the current storm forecast, it is not advisable to cross the creek from Columbine Trail to Cascade Trail. Please use alternate routes to enjoy the park or if encountering unsafe conditions, simply turn around and walk back out to your point of entry. Best access to Bass Cove is from Clyde Woolridge Staging area to Goldenrod Trail south.

Please report any storm damage directly to the Ranger desk at (510) 690-6676 or email

Lake Loop Closure

Portions of the West Shore Trail, Bass Cove Trail and the area around Chabot Dam at Lake Chabot Regional Park are closed seven days a week until late summer 2017 while the East Bay Municipal Utility District completes seismic retrofit work on the 142-year-old dam. During this closure, the Lake Chabot Bicycle Loop and hiking loop will be closed across the dam. For more information, please go to  

Marksmanship Range Closure

The Marksmanship Range is closed. Click HERE for More Information.

About The Park

Camping and a wealth of other outdoor activities are available only 20 minutes from downtown Oakland at the 3,314-acre Anthony Chabot Regional Park.

A beautiful, year-round public campground and 70 miles of hiking and riding trails make Chabot one of the District's most varied parklands.

Submit Your Photos to the EBRPD Photo Pool

Park Activities

Hiking, Riding and Bicycle Trails

Visitors can explore miles of beautiful hiking, riding, and bicycling trails through grasslands, chaparral, and shady eucalyptus groves, or along the shores of Lake Chabot. The East Bay Skyline National Trail, which traverses 31 miles of East Bay hills from Richmond to Castro Valley, runs the length of the park. Anthony Chabot is connected to Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area by a six-mile section of the Chabot-to-Garin Regional Trail.  


Anthony Chabot Family Campground, overlooking Lake Chabot, is a year-round getaway only 35 minutes from downtown Oakland and Oakland International Airport. The campground features 53 drive-to tent campsites, 10 walk-to tent campsites, and 12 RV/trailer campsites with full hookups (sewer, water, and 30 amp electrical). All sites have a picnic table and fire ring with grill. Restrooms include hot showers. Firewood and charcoal are available for purchase. The campground provides access to miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, along with fishing at nearby Lake Chabot. Park Naturalists lead campfire programs at the campground amphitheater, Saturday evenings from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

For Anthony Chabot Family Campground map and rules, click HERE. Note that the campground entry gates are locked every night at 10:00pm. No entry is possible after 10:00pm until the gates re-open at 8:00am the next morning. Campers may exit the campground at any time.

For reservations, call 1-888-EBPARKS (1-888-327-2757), option 2, up to 12 weeks in advance, or click HERE to book a campsite online. Reservations are recommended year-round.

Group Camping

Anthony Chabot Regional Park features seven group camps ranging in capacity from 35 to 300 campers, reservations required (a minimum of 11 people to use the group campsites). All group camps include picnic tables, BBQ, fire ring, water, and chemical/vault toilets. Equestrian camping is available by reservation at Bort Meadow Group Camp. For reservations, call 1-888-EBPARKS (1-888-327-2757), option 2. Group campsites cannot be reserved online. 

Backpack Camping

Backpack camping is available at Two Rocks site April through October, reservations required. Backpacking use is for groups of 10 or less and will be charged backpack fees. Two Rocks is located in the middle of Anthony Chabot Regional Park near other group campsites and is connected by a side trail to the Skyline National Trail, Bay Area Ridge Trail, and Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.

Two Rocks site may be reserved for backpacking no more than 30 days in advance and must be made at least 5 days in advance. For reservations, call 1-888-EBPARKS (1-888-327-2757), option 2. This site cannot be reserved online.


The Marksmanship Range is closed. Click here for more information.

Equestrian Centers

Chabot Equestrian Center (510-569-4428) and Skyline Ranch Equestrian Center (510-336-0850) offer horse boarding. Guided trail rides are not offered at this time.
For information about horseback riding in the Park District, see the Equestrian/Horseback page.

Wildflower Photo Guide

> Anthony Chabot (4.4 Mb, 11 x 8.5, 29 pages Acrobat PDF)

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Trail Accessibility Report

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Click here for public transit information.  

To Reach the Park

There are several access points to Anthony Chabot Regional Park on Redwood Road in Oakland. From I-580 westbound in Castro Valley, take the Castro Valley exit and turn left at Castro Valley Boulevard. At Redwood Road, turn right. (From I-580 eastbound, take the Redwood Road exit and turn left at Redwood.) After about two miles on Redwood you will first come to Proctor Staging Area, then Redwood Canyon Public Golf Course (formerly Willow Park), both on the left. Another few miles will bring you to Marciel Gate at Marciel Road. This is a hiking and equestrian staging area, and Marciel Road leads to a group camping area, and the Chabot Family Campground, which is also the home of evening campfire programs held in the summer; non-campers are welcome. Farther along Redwood Road you will find Bort Meadow Staging Area and group camp. After another few miles you will reach Redwood Regional Park's Redwood Gate on the right, just past Pinehurst Road. Anthony Chabot's MacDonald and Big Bear Staging Areas are farther along Redwood Road on the left. Finally, the Skyline Ranch Equestrian Facility (510-336-0850) will be on the left just before Redwood's intersection with Skyline Boulevard in Oakland.

To reach Clyde Woolridge staging area, take Hwy 24 west to Oakland. Take Hwy 13 South to Hayward. Merge onto Hwy 580 east. Take the Keller Ave exit towards Mountain Blvd. Turn left on Keller Ave, then right on Skyline Blvd. The staging area is on the left near the intersection of Skyline Blvd and Grass Valley Road.

Trail access to Anthony Chabot is also possible via hiking trails originating on the northeast side of Lake Chabot Marina area. In Castro Valley on I-580 westbound, take the Strobridge Avenue exit. Turn right on Strobridge, right on Castro Valley Boulevard, and left on Lake Chabot Road. The Lake Chabot Marina is about two miles ahead on the right. In Castro Valley on I-580 eastbound, exit at Redwood Road and go left, go left at Castro Valley Boulevard, right at Lake Chabot Road, and follow the directions above. From I-580 in San Leandro, exit at Fairmont Drive and go east (uphill). The Lake entrance will be to the left at the bottom of the hill. (parking fee).

To reach the Chabot Equestrian Center (510-569-4428), take the Keller Avenue exit off I-580 in Oakland and proceed uphill. Turn left at Skyline Boulevard. The equestrian facility will be just ahead on the right.

Click here for public transit information.

Transit & Trails: Anthony Chabot Regional Park (transit, biking, and walking directions)   

Trail Map

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Anthony Chabot Trail Map

Directions for navigating the enlarged map:

When the enlarged version of the map opens click on the 'Full Expand' icon in the lower right hand corner of the map to see the 'Actual Size' map.

'Full Expand' icon > Full Expand

When the 'Actual Size' map is viewable, you can 'Click-Hold and Drag' the mouse button (left on a PC) to reposition the map, as desired.

'Single-Click' on the 'Enlarged' or 'Actual Size' map to return to the park page.