Redwood Regional Park Trail Network
|Type:||Day Hike - Loop|
|Distance (Total):||3.7 miles / 6.0 km|
|Hiking Season:||- All Year Long|
|Things To See:||- Mountain Views - Old Growth - Scenic Views|
|Rating:||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆|
|Nearby Town:||Oakland, California, United States|
On Redwood Road, just a few miles over the ridge from downtown Oakland, is a hidden redwood forest whose peaceful groves give little evidence of its bustling past. 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.
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.