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605 mi 973 km of trail 29 Runs

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 104 Trails Intermediate Trails 202 Trails Hard Trails 42 Trails

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Gems in East Bay - 1

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gem Favorite Fairyland Amusement Park

Children's Fairyland

(4) Oakland, CA

Runs in East Bay - 29

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Favorite Just steps from the trailhead
Intermediate

Redwood Regional Loop

7.3 mi 11.8 km • Loop • 1,089 ft Ascent 331.82 m Ascent

(31) 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 • Loop • 666 ft Ascent 202.96 m Ascent

(12) Kensington, CA
Favorite Sign #8: "This huge, reddish-brown block of lava fell from the cliffs to the upper right. The lava cooled and hardened while it was still moving, resulting in dramatic fragmentation, known as "autobrecciation" (self broken)."
Intermediate

Educational Loop

4.3 mi 6.9 km • Out and Back • 622 ft Ascent 189.54 m Ascent

(3) Orinda, CA
Favorite Marsh with San Francisco peeking out from the fog
Easy

Richmond Marina Bay Trail

8.1 mi 13.0 km • Loop • 23 ft Ascent 7.07 m Ascent

(2) El Cerrito, CA
Favorite Looking north at sunset on a warm July evening. Hills were covered with dry grass from here to Mt. Diablo.
Difficult

Ohlone Wilderness Trail / Hidden Valley Trail

6.5 mi 10.5 km • Loop • 2,083 ft Ascent 634.81 m Ascent

(15) Milpitas, CA
Favorite View from the top.
Difficult

Berkeley Hills

3.5 mi 5.6 km • Point to Point • 995 ft Ascent 303.32 m Ascent

(1) Berkeley, CA
Favorite Wildcat Creek Trail just past the Havey Canyon Trail junction.
Intermediate

Wildcat Canyon Loop

9.4 mi 15.2 km • Loop • 889 ft Ascent 270.83 m Ascent

(1) East Ri…, CA
Favorite Briones Reservoir from Oursan Trail.
Intermediate

Briones Reservoir Loop Trail

13.4 mi 21.6 km • Loop • 1,081 ft Ascent 329.57 m Ascent

(2) Orinda, CA

Trails in East Bay - 319

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2.4 mi 3.8 km #1Huckleberry Path
Intermediate
Moraga, CA
Intermediate
2.4 mi 3.8 km Moraga, CA
3.2 mi 5.2 km #2Maguire Peak Loop Trail
Intermediate
Fremont, CA
Intermediate
3.2 mi 5.2 km Fremont, CA
0.6 mi 0.9 km #3Indian Cove Trail
Intermediate
Castro Valley, CA
Intermediate
0.6 mi 0.9 km Castro Valley, CA
1.0 mi 1.7 km #4Cascade Trail
Intermediate
San Leandro, CA
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.7 km San Leandro, CA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #5Volcanic Trail
Easy
Orinda, CA
Easy
1.0 mi 1.6 km Orinda, CA
2.9 mi 4.7 km #6Stream Trail
Easy
Piedmont, CA
Easy
2.9 mi 4.7 km Piedmont, CA
0.4 mi 0.7 km #7East Shore Trail
Easy
Oakland, CA
Easy
0.4 mi 0.7 km Oakland, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #8Loggers Loop Trail
Intermediate
Ashland, CA
Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Ashland, CA
6.1 mi 9.8 km #9Iron Horse Regional Trail: Treat Blvd - Stone Valley Rd
Easy
Waldon, CA
Easy
6.1 mi 9.8 km Waldon, CA
5.6 mi 9.1 km #10Iron Horse Regional Trail: Highway 4 - Treat Blvd
Easy
Pacheco, CA
Easy
5.6 mi 9.1 km Pacheco, CA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #11West Shore Trail
Easy
Oakland, CA
Easy
0.4 mi 0.6 km Oakland, CA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #12Woodrat Trail
Intermediate
Crockett, CA
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.4 km Crockett, CA
3.7 mi 6.0 km #13French Trail
Intermediate
Piedmont, CA
Intermediate
3.7 mi 6.0 km Piedmont, CA
1.6 mi 2.7 km #14Sequoia Bayview Trail
Intermediate
Piedmont, CA
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.7 km Piedmont, CA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #15Lower Palos Colorados
Difficult
Piedmont, CA
Difficult
1.0 mi 1.6 km Piedmont, CA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #16Pioneer Trail
Intermediate
Union City, CA
Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.1 km Union City, CA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #17Old Cañon Trail
Difficult
Piedmont, CA
Difficult
0.9 mi 1.4 km Piedmont, CA
3.4 mi 5.4 km #18Lafayette Ridge Trail
Difficult
Walnut Creek, CA
Difficult
3.4 mi 5.4 km Walnut Creek, CA
3.9 mi 6.2 km #19Peak Trail
Difficult
Fremont, CA
Difficult
3.9 mi 6.2 km Fremont, CA 10 
3.7 mi 5.9 km #20Bayview Trail
Intermediate
Newark, CA
Intermediate
3.7 mi 5.9 km Newark, CA

Photos of East Bay - 292

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Rolling hills
Jun 24, 2018 near East Ri…, 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
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Mar 17, 2020 near East Fo…, CA

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