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East Bay Regional Park District

Address: Take 80 from Richmond, Oakland, CA 94605
Phone Number: 510-635-0135
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Ranked #1 of 46 Attractions in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Scenic Drives, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Walking, Driving
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Owner description: The official designation given to the numerous parks found in Contra Costa and Alameda counties.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Reno, NV
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178 reviews 178 reviews
35 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 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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Fremont, California
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1,700 reviews 1,700 reviews
1,065 attraction reviews
995 helpful votes 995 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The East Bay Regional Park District maintains the largest regional park district in the United States with approximately 65 parks and over 1200 miles of hiking trails. There are a wide variety of outdoor activities from picnics, hiking, swimming, boating, camping, geocatching, star gazing, horse back riding, biking, etc. There are some parks where they highlight local history. There are... More

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Los Angeles, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

If visiting this area, don't forget to bring your hiking or running shoes. Trails are consistently well marked and maintained. Parking is usually generous but several of the parks are also accessible by AC Transit bus. There are trails of every length and difficulty level, and different parks highlight different habitats and landforms of the region. EBRPD is the thing... More

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Oakland, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The East Bay hills have great hiking with beautiful views and a second growth redwood forest with huge trees that grow where the original trees were cut, so you can see how massive the primeval trees were. Hiking goes for miles.

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San Francisco, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
36 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I can't believe I've lived in Castro Valley and hadn't discovered Lake Chabot as a great place to walk. Lots of trails on both sides with stunning views. A great way to start your day. There are picinic tables and campground accommodations. Very friendly people walk these trails and lots with dogs. It's a great place to take in all... More

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Oakland CA
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90 reviews 90 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

There are so many great choices to make and then walk or horseback ride through soul-satisfying country.

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Oakland, CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I walk in the regional parks almost every day and I never cease to wonder at the natural beauty surrounding me. They offer so many different experiences and a peaceful escape from city life into natural beauty. Many trails offer beautiful views, many meander through redwoods, pines, oaks , and along babbling creeks, through meadows carpeted with wild flowers and... More

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Oakland, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

If you're in the east bay, this park has many trails of varying length, and is great for a stroll in the woods. Why drive to Muir Woods when this is in your backyard?!

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Oakland, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

One of the great things about the East Bay is the immediate access to the Great Outdoors. Sure the bay area is filled with Hiking, biking, camping, picnicing, swimming, horseback riding, merry go rounds, a little farm, nature centers, volcanic and redwood parks, golf, tennis, soccer fields, star parties, summer musicals, things for young and old--- but did you know... More

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