Joaquin Miller Park
52 locals recommend
Tips from locals
The redwoods are amazing and your don't have to deal with the crowds at Muir woods
Great place to explore for hours wether on foot or mountain bike. There is a cool amphitheater featuring local theater productions, a ton of picnic spots, water falls, and stellar views of the city.
My favorite getaway in the East Bay is the Bayview trail, which goes through a second growth redwood forest. The main trail can be busy but you can always take a side trail...very deep woods feeling.