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Top trail recommendations from locals

Trail
“Walk to the lookout point to see great views of the city. Check out a Pyramid to Moses along the way. Take the trail down from the lookout point to see some redwoods. Dogs welcome on leash. There is also a dog park inside the park. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Lake
“Lake Temescal is a small reservoir in the Oakland Hills, in northeastern Oakland, California. It is the centerpiece of Temescal Regional Recreation Area, also known as Temescal Regional Park. It is a part of the East Bay Regional Park District. The park is very popular with people from all over Oakland for picnics, hiking, and swimming.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Trail
“Normally goes by the name "Frog Park". This is a small park with a fenced-in dog area as well as a great kids' area with lots of structures to climb and slide on. Swings as well.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Trail
“Great short trail in the woods whenever you want to take a break from the noise of the city streets. It's quiet and serene! Bring your hiking shoes/boots for a good hour long hike. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Trail
“This is an awesome running trail, but it can get pretty steep! Run up the upper fire trails for about 2 miles to get a stunning view of the whole bay. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Trail
“Bike along the San Francisco Bay with beautiful views of the city. You can even ride onto the new Bay Bridge!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“This unexpected park has beautiful views of the Bay, and both Oakland and SF skylines. It is wonderful place to walk, to birdwatch and get some fresh air. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Trail
  • 1 local recommends
Trail
“Hiking, trail running located in Redwood Regional Park 2) Clyde Woolridge Staging, Oakland CA -Great park for hiking overlooking Lake Chabot 3) Lake Merritt - Great for walking the lake, people watch, picnics and BBQs on the weekend, restaurants and bars on the Grand St. side of the lake ”
  • 1 local recommends
Trail
“A secret and quick way that locals take to get to Grand Ave: Walk 1 block to the left towards Alta Vista. Go for 1 block until it ends, cross Mira Vista, then go right for about 2 houses and the staircase will be on your left. This is the top of Bonham Way. And a quick and easy way to get to and from Grand. You can also stop by Oakland's oldest coffee shop when you hit Grand by going to the right at the bottom and walking 1.5 blocks to the corner to the Coffee Mill on Elwood if it's the morning. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Trail
  • 1 local recommends