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Nature Walk: Redwood Regional East Ridge Trail

Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM
Redwood Regional Park, Skyline Gate Staging Area, Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA
8490 Skyline Blvd.
Oakland, CA  
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Jeanette Ward
6509547476 (c)
Nature Walk
Registration is recommended
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee

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Nature Walkers

RSVP: Jeanette Ward or 650.954.7476 Members may self register after log in.

When: Wednesday Aug. 31. 10 AM for about 2 hours

Where: East Ridge Trail head , Skyline Gate Staging Area, Reinhardt Redwood Reg. Park, 8490 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA

Open to: Members & volunteers and their guests

Description: Same park as June, but a different trail! East Ridge trail is a wide fire road which undulates gently through open woodlands of pine and madrone to keep us somewhat shaded.  Not flat, but easy to navigate. Frequent benches. 2.5 miles total. 

For a moderate alternative option, one can dip down through majestic redwoods and graceful bay trees to the Stream Trail via Prince Trail after 1.25 miles on the East Ridge and back up on Eucalyptus and the Phillips Loop, adding 0.75 miles for a total of 3.25 miles and 300 ft elevation loss and gain.

Depending upon the temperature, we can always repeat the West Ridge trail (on the other side of the parking lot) that we did in June, which has shade and is relatively level, with options to take the French trail down lower and come up the Stream trail.

Depending upon available walk leaders, we will discuss the options before setting off.

Where to meet: Skyline Gate Staging Area parking lot, Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park located at  8490 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA
East Ridge trail is near the restrooms.

What to bring: Good shoes for walking, water, sunscreen, layered clothing for variable weather, walking poles are encouraged  for stability and balance.
Directions from north: Drive south on Hwy 13 (toward Hayward). Exit Right at Park Blvdand turn Left at the traffic light (Park Blvd). 
Cross over the overpass, and turn Left again on Mountain Blvd. At the 2nd traffic light turn Right onto Snake Rd.
After 0.2 miles, proceed straight ahead on curvy Shepherd Canyon Rd. forapproximately 2 miles (Snake turns abruptly left: don’t follow it). 
Turn Right at Skyline Drive. 
After about 0.3 miles, turn Left into the parking lot at the Skyline Gate Parking lot, 8490 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA.
It’s a popular walk, so if there are no open parking spaces, park on the
east side of Skyline Blvd. nearby

Transportation: Members who need a ride can contact the AV office for a volunteer (please give advance notice) or have a friend bring you and be your guest. PUBLIC TRANSIT: see AC TRANSIT by calling 511, or on the internet at

Covid precaution: If you are vaxed and boosted, you are not required to wear a mask, otherwise you must.