Golden Spike Trail
ElevationAscent: 643' 196 m
Descent: -207' -63 m
High: 1,055' 322 m
Low: 550' 168 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“A trail along Redwood Creek between Bridle Trail and Fishway site and the Serpentine Prairie area at Dunn Trail.”— John Rabold
Continuing up the hillside and dipping into several deep canyons, this trail reaches a connector trail (also designated Bay Area Ridge Trail etc.) going left and downhill to Redwood Road and Big Bear Staging Area and on to MacDonald Trail at MacDonald Staging Area in adjacent Anthony Chabot Regional Park. This trail continues up canyon a short distance to reach the bottom of Toyon Trail.
Further up canyon, this trail meets the Tate Trail near Piedmont Stables. Still further up canyon, this trail meets Monteiro Trail (doubletrack/dirt road). The two trails travel a short distance together, so veer right onto Monteiro Trail and then left onto this trail's continuation. This trail now travels through a long stretch of canyons and redwoods without interruption. At one point, however, trail users may notice people using Dunn Trail on the steep hillside above (there is no trail junction at this point). Finally, this trail climbs out of the trees and onto Dunn Trail in Redwood Regional Park's Serpentine Prairie Area.
Land Manager: East Bay Regional Park District (CA)