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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 #2 of 52 Activities in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Drives, Bodies of Water, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking, Walking, Driving
Owner description: The official designation given to the numerous parks found in Contra Costa and Alameda counties.
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Type: Scenic Drives, Bodies of Water, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking, Walking, Driving
Owner description: The official designation given to the numerous parks found in Contra Costa and Alameda counties.

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Oakland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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234 reviews 234 reviews
40 attraction reviews
257 helpful votes 257 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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1,938 reviews 1,938 reviews
1,197 attraction reviews
1,142 helpful votes 1,142 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
51 helpful votes 51 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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