7867 Redwood Road
Oakland, CA 94619
(not for mail)
Toll Free: 888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757), option 3, extension 4553
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Transit & Trails
Open between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. unless otherwise posted or permitted
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$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.
$2 per dog. Guide/service dogs free. Fees are collected on weekends and major holidays April through October and only at the Redwood Gate entrance.
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1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757, press option 2
1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757, press option 2
1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757
Phillips Loop and Eucalyptus Trail may be closed periodically during East Ridge Trail Wildfire Hazard Reduction Project workdays. More info.
Redwood Regional Park
- About The Park
- Park Features
- Park Activities
- Park Accessibility
- To Reach The Park
- Trail Map
East Ridge Trail Wildfire Hazard Reduction Project: The East Bay Regional Park District Fire Department will continue the East Ridge Trail Wildfire Hazard Reduction Project in Redwood Regional Park over the next several months, using prescribed burning. Work is scheduled for weekdays only. 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. The Fuels Management recorded information line is 510-690-6612.
About The Park
A hidden redwood forest whose peaceful groves give little evidence of its bustling past lies on Redwood Road just a few miles over the ridge from downtown Oakland. In the mid-1800s, what is now Redwood Regional Park 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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In addition to a great forest of Sequoia sempervirens, commonly known as coast redwood, the park's 1,829 acres also contain other evergreens, chaparral, and grasslands. Wildlife within the park includes rare species such as the golden eagle and Alameda striped racer snake. Deer, raccoons, rabbits, and squirrels are often seen.
Redwood Creek, which runs through the park, also has a place in history. The world-famous rainbow trout were first identified as a distinct species from specimens caught in San Leandro Creek, of which Redwood Creek is a tributary.
The trout that spawn in Redwood Creek migrate from a downstream reservoir outside the park. A Denil Fishway has been constructed near the park's Redwood Road entrance to help the trout reach their spawning grounds in the park above. Please note that fishing is not allowed in the park.
Some picnic sites in secluded glades and in the open next to grassy play areas are reservable; telephone 1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757, press option 2. The picnic sites are accessible for persons with disabilities. There is a play structure for children.
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 many trails. The East Bay Skyline National Trail traverses Redwood for part of its 31-mile course. Fishing is not allowed in the park.
Redwood Movie Clip (duration: 1 min)
You can also save this movie to your computer in QuickTime format. If you don't have QuickTime, you may download QuickTime here.
Download Redwood Regional Park Movie Clip (5.9 MB QuickTime movie)
Some picnic sites, Canyon Meadow Staging Area and Skyline Gate Staging Area are accessible to wheelchair users.
Trail Accessibility Reports
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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.
Take AC Transit bus #46A from Coliseum BART. Deboard on Skyline Boulevard at 11500 Skyline Boulevard (the former administrative headquarters) just before intersection of Joaquin Miller Road. Please call 511 (TDD/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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