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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: Hiking, Walking, Driving
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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All the beauty of Marin, without the brdge toll.

These parks have great hiking, spectacular views, and plenty of room to explore in blissful solitude. Keep an eye out for turkeys, coyotes, hawks and plenty of other wildlife... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Oakland, CA, USA
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Oakland, CA, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

These parks have great hiking, spectacular views, and plenty of room to explore in blissful solitude. Keep an eye out for turkeys, coyotes, hawks and plenty of other wildlife. Bring your camera, bring lunch, bring plenty of water, and have a great day in the hills. BTW, there are several lakes that permit swimming, boating, and fishing.

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Oakland, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

With over 300 parks to choose from there isn't a type of outdoor experience that you can't find. Beautiful views abound from both the depths of a canyon or the top of hills. Enjoy!

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Oakland, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a real gem in the East Bay. The hills to the east of the SF Bay are one continuous park with hiking trails, horseback riding availability, beautiful views, picnic areas, a merry-go-round (Berkeley), narrow gauge railroad operating most weekends and all summer (Berkeley). There is a lot to do for those who love the outdoors and its very... More 

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San Francisco
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful well kept trails, dog friendly and the park provides the location for long or short hikes. The Views of surrounding landscape incredible

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Oakland, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The East Bay Regional Parks are one of the shining gems of the East Bay. To be able to access the out-of-doors so readily is a real treat. Whether you are looking to walk in the bright sunshine or in a redwood forest, picnic in a large open area or a quiet retreat, or take a short or long hike,... More 

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Oakland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The East Bay Regional Parks are a treasure. Spread over two counties there is a park or trail for everyone. Many off leash dog friendly parks. Camping, picnic areas, wheelchair friendly and strenuous hikes. Away but close to many cities. Redwood groves, grasslands, a little farm, vintage merry-go-round, beaches, water slides marshlands, geological and botanical preserves - don't miss visiting... More 

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Oakland, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I'm constantly amazed that more people, including many locals, do not know of or take advantage of the amazing East Bay Regional Park System. There are, I believe, 23 parks, many connected by hiking trails in the East Bay. Most offer wild open spaces for hiking, biking, jogging, some dog friendly. People go to Muir Woods to see redwood trees... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

All the EB Regional parks are beautifully maintained, and all that I have visited (many) are worthwhile for their beauty and habitat. I'm a birder and visit these parks often. Even the small parks can have good birds at the right time of year.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

For anyone who is in the Oakland area and enjoys the outdoors, I would recommend a visit to this well-maintained and staffed park. The park has much to offer: hiking trails, picnic areas, boating, camping, fishing, horse back riding, cycling. There are several different areas in the park and each offers different activities. The staff is very friendly, and it... More 

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Oakland, California
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243 reviews 243 reviews
41 attraction reviews
305 helpful votes 305 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The East bay may shine second to fancy SF or snobby Marin Co. but as far as public open space and parks, the East Bay beats them all with the amount and quality of parks that are accessible easily.

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