Campus Drive off Keller Avenue,
> Leona Trailhead
> Merritt College
Toll Free: 888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757), option 3, extension 4538
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Open between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. unless otherwise posted or permitted
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No fee. Parking also available at Merritt College. The college charges a parking fee
Grazing in the Parks
No reservable campgrounds
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Leona Canyon Regional Open Space Preserve
- About The Park
- Park Activities
- Park Accessibility
- To Reach The Park
- Trail Map
- Park Map
- Teacher's Trail Guide
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 )
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The park is an ideal place for hiking, running, biking, dog walking, and similar activities.
The park has no wheelchair accessible facilities at this time.
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.
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- Download > Teacher's Resource: Leona Canyon Self-Guided Trail Guide [PDF]