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Redwood Park Nature Walk

When:
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM
Where:
Redwood Regional Park
Oakland, CA  
Contact:
Audre Newman
Category:
Nature Walk
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REDWOOD PARK NATURE WALK

RSVP to Audre Newman 
(510) 548-0530, audrenew@gmail.com


WHEN:Sunday, November 12, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

WHERE: Redwood Regional Park, Redwood Gate, 7867 Redwood Road, Oakland, CA 94619. Valley Trail (flat, easy, paved part way: about 2 mi) and Valley Trail – Bridle Trail – Chown Trail – French Trail – Orchard Trail – Valley Trail: about 4 mi 
(Wheelchair accessible: Yes, Valley Trail only

Starting from the Canyon Meadow Staging Area, we will pass first through a long meadow on a paved path before entering the tall redwood forest.  Huge bay trees arch over the tiny Redwood Creek.
Near the middle of this trail, the fast energetic walkers will turn up the Bridle Trail, then up the steep Chown Trail, circle back toward the cars via the French Trail, the Orchard Trail, and rejoin the Valley Trail to finish their loop; about 4 miles. 
The rest of us will reverse our way on the Valley Trail, total about 2 mi.  

Where to meet:
We will meet in the Canyon Meadow Staging Area parking lot, which is about .3 miles in from the Redwood Gate, 7867 Redwood Road, Oakland, CA 94619.
Transportation options if available: If you need a ride or can give a ride, call or email Audre (510-548-0530, audrenew@gmail.com) a few days in advance for arranging a pick up near your home or at Rockridge BART.  PUBLIC TRANSIT: see AC TRANSIT by calling 511, or on the internet at 511.org.
How to get there: Directions: From the Rockridge Parking lot (free on weekends) get on Hwy 20 going East, Exit at Hwy 13 going South (toward Hayward), proceed to the Redwood Road Exit East, Follow Redwood Road East over the hills and down into the valley, about 3 miles East of Skyline Blvd.  Turn Left into the Redwood Gate.  The parking lot is at the very end of the access road

What to bring: Binoculars if you have them, good hiking shoes or boots for the trails, layered clothing for variable weather.  Hiking poles are optional, but if you do the long loop, you need to have good balance if you are not using poles.




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