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Park Info

Campus Drive off Keller Avenue,
Oakland, CA

Park Entrances
> Leona Trailhead
> Merritt College

Phone Number
Toll Free: 888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757), option 3, extension 4538

Local Weather

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Panorama Panorama

Park Hours
Open between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. unless otherwise posted or permitted

Park Events
Click HERE for upcoming events

Parking Fee
No fee. Parking also available at Merritt College. The college charges a parking fee

Dog Fee
No fee

Grazing Information
Grazing in the Parks

Camping Reservations
No reservable campgrounds

Picnic Reservations
No reservable sites

Emergency Number

EBRPD Headquarters
1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757

Leona Canyon Regional Open Space Preserve

Leona Canyon Regional Open Space Preserve



Trail Conditions

The Leona Canyon Main Trail will be CLOSED for repairs February 22-24 (weather permitting).
Addition pending repair dates : February 22 through March 8. (weather dependent).
During the closure:
Leona Canyon may be accessed from the top of Pyrite Trail (gate hours: 7:00AM to 6:00PM) and hikers must turn around at junction with Leona Main Trail and go back out to Campus Drive.
Leona Canyon may be accessed from the Merritt College side (parking fees may apply) and hikers must turn around at the Pyrite Trail junction and return to Merritt College.
For any questions, please call Anthony Chabot Park Rangers at (510) 690-6676.

Leona Trail is CLOSED between Pyrite Trail and Artemisia Trail until further notice due to storm damage.
Storm damage has occurred along Pyrite Trail. Caution is advised for all, especially bicyclists heading downhill.
Please report any storm damage directly to the Ranger desk at (510) 690-6676 or email

About The Park

A pristine wooded canyon is protected in this 290-acre parkland near Merritt College in Oakland. Restoration is in progress along Rifle Range Creek along Leona Trail to reduce erosion and protect the riparian ecosystem. Dogs and humans are not allowed in the creek. Please keep dogs on a leash if they will not stay out of the stream.

Wildflower Photo Guide

> Leona Canyon (1.8 Mb, 11 x 8.5, 15 pages Acrobat PDF)

Submit Your Photos to the EBRPD Photo Pool

Park Activities

The park is an ideal place for hiking, running, biking, dog walking, and similar activities.

ADA accessibility iconPark Accessibility

The park has no wheelchair accessible facilities at this time.

To Reach The Park

Access is available from a staging area on Campus Drive off Keller Avenue east of Interstate 580 in Oakland, and from Merritt College. The college parking lot charges a fee and is closed on weekends. There are no developed facilities.

Click here for public transit information.

Trail Map

Click the map image below to see an enlarged version.

Leona Canyon 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.

Teachers' Trail Guide