Redwood Regional Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,089' 332 m
Descent: -1,088' -332 m
High: 1,526' 465 m
Low: 931' 284 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 41% (22°)
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“A mostly shady run through Serpentine Prairie, oak forest, and the East Bay's largest redwood forest.”— Michael Beetham
You then head uphill through the another unique California habitat, Serpentine Prairie. You can stop to read abut this ecosystem on an informational placard. Continue up the Dunn Trail to the Graham Trail, and turn left. Run on the Graham Trail for just over 1 mile; this section is mostly uphill and on a fire road. You'll arrive in an large open area called Redwood Bowl. There is a water fountain here.
Next, take a sharp right onto the West Ridge Trail. After .1 mile, take the first trail that breaks off on the left. This is the Madrone Trail. Take this singletrack trail .5 miles to the French Trail. Take a right on French Trail and run for 2.5 miles. You are traveling along a steep hillside under a redwood canopy on a very unique trail in the East Bay. This trail ends at a junction with the Orchard Trail.
Take a right and head uphill for .2 miles to West Ridge. Take a right on West Ridge, and continue .3 miles to the Baccharis Trail. Take a left onto Baccharis Trail. After .5 miles, this trail will take you back to Dunn Trail. Bear left onto the Dunn Trail. After .85 miles running through a beautiful live oak canopy that is the quintessential coastal California habitat, you'll return to the intersection of the Dunn and Graham Trail. Hang a left here and take the Dunn Trail back to the parking lot where you started.
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Land Manager: East Bay Regional Park District (CA)