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702 mi 1,130 km of trail 33 Recommended Routes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 150 Trails Intermediate Trails 226 Trails Hard Trails 42 Trails

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Gems in East Bay - 1

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(4) Oakland, CA

Recommended Routes in East Bay - 32

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Favorite Just steps from the trailhead
Intermediate

Redwood Regional Loop

7.3 mi 11.8 km 1,089' Up 331.82 m Up 1,088' Down 331.74 m Down

Piedmont, CA
Favorite Wildflowers on the way up to Wildcat Peak
Intermediate

Peace Circle: Wildcat Peak from Little Farm

4.0 mi 6.4 km 666' Up 202.96 m Up 664' Down 202.39 m Down

Kensington, CA
Favorite Fremont and Hayward from Mission Peak with the windy Ohlone Wilderness Trail in the front
Intermediate/Difficult

Ohlone Wilderness Trail / Hidden Valley Trail

6.5 mi 10.5 km 2,083' Up 634.81 m Up 2,082' Down 634.6 m Down

Milpitas, CA
Favorite Taking in the view.
Intermediate

Tilden Park Loop

4.4 mi 7.1 km 864' Up 263.36 m Up 864' Down 263.34 m Down

Kensington, CA
Favorite Wildcat Creek Trail just past the Havey Canyon Trail junction.
Intermediate/Difficult

Wildcat Canyon Loop

9.4 mi 15.2 km 889' Up 270.83 m Up 892' Down 272.02 m Down

East Ri…, CA
Favorite Southeast vista with winter fog.
Intermediate

Springhill to Lafayette Ridge to Briones Crest to Sunrise to Buckeye

4.0 mi 6.4 km 978' Up 298.05 m Up 976' Down 297.48 m Down

Lafayette, CA
Favorite View from the top.
Difficult

Berkeley Hills

3.5 mi 5.6 km 995' Up 303.32 m Up 161' Down 49.05 m Down

Berkeley, CA
Favorite Pond on the Bay
Easy

Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline Kid Friendly Loop

3.0 mi 4.9 km 68' Up 20.63 m Up 68' Down 20.7 m Down

Richmond, CA

Trails in East Bay - 385

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2.4 mi 3.8 km #1Huckleberry Path
Intermediate
Moraga, CA
Intermediate
Moraga, CA
0.6 mi 0.9 km #2Indian Cove Trail
Intermediate
Castro Valley, CA
Intermediate
Castro Valley, CA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #3Volcanic Trail
Easy
Orinda, CA
Easy
Orinda, CA
1.0 mi 1.7 km #4Cascade Trail
Intermediate
San Leandro, CA
Intermediate
San Leandro, CA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #5Marie Creek Trail
Difficult
Green Valley, CA
Difficult
Green Valley, CA
0.4 mi 0.7 km #6East Shore Trail
Easy
Oakland, CA
Easy
Oakland, CA
6.1 mi 9.8 km #7Iron Horse Regional Trail: Treat Blvd - Stone Valley Rd
Easy
Waldon, CA
Easy
Waldon, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #8Loggers Loop Trail
Intermediate
Ashland, CA
Intermediate
Ashland, CA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #9West Shore Trail
Easy
Oakland, CA
Easy
Oakland, CA
5.6 mi 9.1 km #10Iron Horse Regional Trail: Highway 4 - Treat Blvd
Easy
Pacheco, CA
Easy
Pacheco, CA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #11Woodrat Trail
Intermediate
Crockett, CA
Intermediate
Crockett, CA
2.9 mi 4.7 km #12Stream Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Piedmont, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Piedmont, CA
3.7 mi 6.0 km #13French Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Piedmont, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Piedmont, CA 11 
1.6 mi 2.7 km #14Sequoia Bayview Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Piedmont, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Piedmont, CA
1.4 mi 2.2 km #15San Pablo Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
East Richmond Heights, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
East Richmond Heights, CA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #16Lower Palos Colorados
Difficult
Piedmont, CA
Difficult
Piedmont, CA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #17Pioneer Trail
Intermediate
Union City, CA
Intermediate
Union City, CA
1.1 mi 1.7 km #18Flag Hill Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Milpitas, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Milpitas, CA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #19Old Cañon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Piedmont, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Piedmont, CA
3.9 mi 6.2 km #20Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Fremont, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Fremont, CA 12 

Photos of East Bay - 304

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Rolling hills
Jun 24, 2018 near East Ri…, CA
Relaxing on a clear night sky at Eagle’s Aerie site
Oct 11, 2018 near East Fo…, CA
Rolling hills with steep inclines.
Jan 21, 2018 near Lafayette, CA
Mcguire Peak Trail
Jul 21, 2018 near Fremont, CA
View of High Valley Camp from Cerro Este Trail
Mar 9, 2020 near East Fo…, CA
Brandon Trail is tree lined next to the stream. Water and trees keeps the area cool on a hot day.
May 26, 2018 near San Lea…, CA
Sunrise view from Eagle Spring backpacker's camp on Mission Peak.
Aug 15, 2016 near Milpitas, CA
The road is a moderate climb with several switchbacks. Without almost no trees, it offers great Bay Area views: I could see from SJ to SF. It's also exposed to the sun, especially after noon.
Apr 14, 2019 near Milpitas, CA