Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park

Dr. Aurelia Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park


Main Entrance Gate Hours:
Jan 1-Feb 29: 8am-6pm
Mar 1-Mar 31: 8am-7pm
Apr 1-Sep 30: 8am-8pm
Oct 1-Oct 31: 8am-7pm
Nov 1-Dec 31: 8am-6pm

Park Curfew is 10pm to 5am


All fees are collected on weekends and major holidays April through October and only at the Redwood Gate entrance | Parking: 5 per vehicle; $4 per trailered vehicle. Buses: $25 per bus | Dogs: $2 per dog. No fee charged for guide/service dogs.


7867 Redwood Road Oakland, CA 94619


Toll Free: 888-EBPARKS (888) 327-2757, option 3, extension 4553

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There is little or no Cellular Service in Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park. For emergencies, there is limited public Wi-Fi Access at the Park Office.

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Dr. Aurelia Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park is a hidden gem of redwood forest 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.

In 2019, the park was renamed in honor of Dr. Aurelia Henry Reinhardt, president of Mills College. Dr. Reinhardt was one of five prominent civic leaders elected to the Park District’s first Board of Directors in 1934.

    To Reach The Park

    Park Accessibility

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


    This 1,833-acre park is home to a great forest of coast redwoods as well as 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 fish-way 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 KQED Science video about ladybugs. Courtesy of KQED Science

    Park Activities

    This park offers four reservable 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 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 traverse Redwood for part of its 31-mile course.

    Fishing is not allowed in the park.