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Park Info

Address
7867 Redwood Road
Oakland, CA 94619
(not for mail)
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Phone Number
Toll Free: 888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757), option 3, extension 4553

Local Weather


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Maps
View Trail Map
Download PDF Map
Google Map to main park entrance at 7867 Redwood Road in Oakland
Google Map to the Skyline Gate entrance off Skyline Boulevard in Oakland
Transit & Trails

Park Hours
Open between 5:00am and 10:00pm unless otherwise posted or permitted

Park Events
Click HERE for upcoming events

Volunteer Opportunities
Download Restoration Projects in the Redwood Creek Watershed

Parking Fee
$5 per vehicle; $4 per trailered vehicle. Buses: $25 per bus. Fees are collected on weekends and major holidays April through October and only at the Redwood Gate entrance.

Dog Fee
$2 per dog. No fee charged for guide/service dogs. Fees are collected on weekends and major holidays April through October and only at the Redwood Gate entrance.

Grazing Information
Grazing in the Parks

Camping Reservations
1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757, press option 2

Picnic Reservations
1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757, press option 2

Emergency Number
911

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

Park Update

Trail Update
Phillips Loop and Eucalyptus Trail may be closed periodically during East Ridge Trail Wildfire Hazard Reduction Project workdays. More info.

Redwood Regional Park

Redwood Regional Park  

East Ridge Trail Wildfire Hazard Reduction Project

The East Bay Regional Park District Fire Department is using prescribed burning management techniques in Redwood Regional Park as part of the ongoing East Ridge Trail Wildfire Hazard Reduction Project. Work is scheduled for weekdays only, and park users will be notified by signage in staging areas serving the affected areas. Phillips Loop and Eucalyptus Trail may be closed to the public on burn days during working hours. The fire mitigation project is funded by Measure CC.

Serpentine Prairie Restoration: Please see the Closure Hot Link page for information on trail closures during the Serpentine Prairie Restoration project.

About The Park

A hidden redwood forest lies off Redwood Road just a few miles over the ridge from downtown Oakland. The forest's peaceful groves give little evidence of the park's bustling past – in the mid-1800s the area was the scene of extensive logging to supply building materials for the San Francisco Bay Area. The logging era has long since passed, and a stately forest of 150-foot coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) has replaced those cut down. View movie clips.

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Park Features

In addition to a great forest of coast redwoods, the park's 1,830 acres also contain other evergreens, chaparral, and grasslands. Wildlife within the park includes rare species such as the golden eagle and Alameda striped racer. Deer, raccoons, rabbits, and squirrels are often seen.

The naming of the rainbow trout species was based on fish taken from the San Leandro Creek drainage, which includes Redwood Creek. Trout seen in the creek today are descendants of that pure strain. Historical Landmark #970 is located at the fishway interpretive site a short distance inside the park's Redwood Gate park entrance off Redwood Road. The fishway was constructed at the creek in this area to help the trout reach their upstream spawning grounds. Please note that fishing is not allowed in the park.

Watch a movie clip about ladybugs. Courtesy of KQED QUEST

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Park Activities

Redwood offers four reserveable picnic sites for groups ranging in size from 50 to 150. Some are in secluded glades and others in open, grassy areas; telephone 1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757, press option 2. The picnic sites are accessible to persons with disabilities. There is a children's play structure about one-quarter mile down Stream Trail from the Canyon Meadow staging area.

Several group day and overnight camping areas are located within the park. They are available by reservation only; telephone 1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757, press option 2, for information. Hiking, jogging, and horseback riding are popular on the park's nearly 40 miles of trails. The East Bay Skyline National Trail and Bay Area Ridge Trail traverses Redwood for part of its 31-mile course. Fishing is not allowed in the park.

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Movie Clips

Redwood Movie Clip (duration: 1 min.)

You can also save this movie to your computer in QuickTime format.
Download Redwood Regional Park Movie Clip (5.9 MB QuickTime movie)

If you don't have the QuickTime player, you get it here: QuickTime.

 

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ADA accessibility iconPark Accessibility

Some picnic sites, Canyon Meadow Staging Area and Skyline Gate Staging Area are accessible to wheelchair users.

Trail Accessibility Reports

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To Reach The Park

There are several entrances to Redwood Regional Park. The main entrance, Redwood Gate, is on Redwood Road in Oakland about two miles east of Skyline Blvd. In Oakland on Highway 13, take the Redwood Road exit and go east (uphill). At the top of the hill you will cross Skyline Boulevard and pass the Skyline Ranch Equestrian Center on the right. Farther along you will pass Piedmont Stables on the left. Big Bear Staging Area will be on the right about one and one-half miles from Skyline Boulevard, followed by MacDonald Staging Area on the right and Redwood Gate on the left (seasonal parking fee). If you continue another quarter mile and turn left at Pinehurst Road, you will reach Pinehurst Gate Staging Area after a few moments.

Other staging areas may be reached by turning left onto Skyline Boulevard at its intersection with Redwood as you come uphill from Highway 13. You will first reach the 11500 Skyline Boulevard staging area on the right (the former administrative headquarters). Immediately past that, turn right to remain on Skyline Boulevard (otherwise the roadway becomes Joaquin Miller Road and you will proceed downhill). A few miles farther on Skyline you will reach Roberts Regional Recreation Area with a swimming pool, hiking, picnicking, etc. Farther along on Skyline you will reach Robert's Redwood Bowl, Moon Gate Staging Area, and the larger Skyline Gate Staging Area. Continuing on Skyline will bring you to Huckleberry Botanic and Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserves.

Public Transportation

Take AC Transit #39 weekdays from Fruitvale BART to Joaquin Miller Road and Skyline Blvd. Take AC Transit#339 weekdays from Fruitvale BART to Chabot Space and Science Center on Skyline Blvd. Take AC Transit #54 weekdays and weekends from Fruitvale BART to the corner of Redwood Road and Campus Drive. Walk uphill about 0.7 miles to reach the Dunn Trail near the corner of Redwood Road and Skyline Blvd. Please call 511 (TDD (hearing impaired line)/TTY: 1-800-448-9790) or visit www.transit.511.org to confirm transit information.

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

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Trail Map

Click the map image below to see an enlarged version.

Redwood Regional Park 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.

 

Interpretive Panels

Click on the images below to view a full size version in Acrobat PDF format. Adobe Acrobat PDF

 

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