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East Bay Regional Park District

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Address: Take 80 from Richmond, Oakland, CA 94605
Phone Number: 510-635-0135
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Activities: Driving, Hiking, Walking
Description: The official designation given to the numerous parks found in Contra Costa...
The official designation given to the numerous parks found in Contra Costa and Alameda counties.
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This is Oakland! Hills, Trails, Bikes, Runners, Dog People, Archery Range and more

The opportunities are limitless in this beautiful regional park system. Some parks offer swimming and boating, there is an archery range, many multi-use trails, some with dogs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The opportunities are limitless in this beautiful regional park system. Some parks offer swimming and boating, there is an archery range, many multi-use trails, some with dogs, some without; some with horses, some without; some with mountain bikes, some without. It's important to find your delight. There are tough trails with beautiful views like Skyline Gate and Tilden Park, there... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I try to visit one new park each month. Private places, long walks, educational activities, and blissful views. Go online at EBRP.org to get all the information.

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San Francisco
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

There are lots of very beautiful hikes in the East Bay Parks. The major problem with them ( and the ONLY reason for their not getting an excellent rating) is that they are overrun with out-of-control dogs. They jump up on you, bark and growl, even charge hikers. The park district makes ZERO attempt to control this problem. I NEVER... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Quiet place to watch the world go by. Solo, family, group may easily have a fun time walking and looking at nature.

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San Lorenzo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The regional parks form a lovely band of open space at the crest of the hills that separate Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Tilden Park is my favorite. The drive through the park offers spectacular vistas of the bay, as well as the trees and green fields. The park has a lake, a miniature railroad, a merry-go-round and a children's... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Having traveled 45 of the 50 states, I think EBRPD is the best local park system in the country. The begin with having some of the most beautiful land to work with, but the staff work hard to maintain incredible park lands. You can enjoy everything from Redwood forests to grasslands to remote hiking trails where you won't see another... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Each of the parks is different. All are very well taken care of for guest amenities - parking, toilets, maps, signage, etc. Most of larger ones have toilets and water stops along the way. Take water and a map incase you get lost, and watch the time...

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great place to experience the outdoors. Depending on where you start, you can be there in just minutes with great views of the Bay Area, from the waters to Mt. Diablo inland. There's hiking, trail biking, horseback riding, picnic areas, lakes, archery ranges, among others. You can even do overnight camping at some locations.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Beginning in January 2015, myself and seven like-minded friends started our Wednesday hiking club and commenced a weekly trekking expedition of East Bay Regional Parks. Over the next 16 weeks we completed 16 hikes averaging about 7 miles per hike and enjoyed a wide range of well-maintained trails, breath-taking views, breath-stealing climbs and a lot of fun. In the process... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great place for walking, running, biking, horse back riding, and, best of all, dogs can be off leash! It is a quiet place in the midst of civilization. The hikes are easy, with some hills.

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