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. 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 in the Parks
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
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Between November 19 and November 22, and between November 25 and November 27, expect trail delays and intermittent closures from 8AM to 3PM. The location affected is on the East Ridge Trail in the section between Junction of Eucalyptus and Phillips Loop due to trail drainage improvements. Suggested alternatives are to use Phillips Loop EXCEPT for Bicyclists.
On November 20, expect a trail closure at Fishway Interpretive Site crossing to Stream Trail and the adjacent parking area. The closure will occur from 7AM to 4PM. Alternative access and parking to Stream Trail will be availble at Canyon Meadow.
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.
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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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.
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.
Redwood Movie Clip (duration: 1 min)
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Download Redwood Regional Park Movie Clip (5.9 MB QuickTime movie)
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Some picnic sites, Canyon Meadow Staging Area and Skyline Gate Staging Area are accessible to wheelchair users.
Trail Accessibility Reports
- Stream Trail: Download PDF format | Download Word format
- West Ridge Trail: Download PDF format | Download Word format
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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