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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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Get outside!

Whether you live here or are visiting, there is nothing like the trip through nature afforded by the many parks in the hills of the East Bay. I'm most familiar with Tilden... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Oakland CA
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Oakland CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Whether you live here or are visiting, there is nothing like the trip through nature afforded by the many parks in the hills of the East Bay. I'm most familiar with Tilden, Sibley, Huckleberry, and Redwood, all with entrances within a few miles of each other. Dogs are welcome in Sibley, the lower part of Huckleberry, and Redwood off-leash, and... More 

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Oakland, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Whatever brilliant planning people of yore set aside these parks was brilliant. This mostly interlocking chain of parks stretches (roughly from Point Pinole to Mission Peaks above Fremont. There are over 1,200 miles of trails (many through stands of redwoods) suitable for any fitness level. Throw in picnic areas, campsites (in some parks), fishing (again, in some parks), some interpretive... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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279 reviews 279 reviews
78 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We attended a wedding and their reception here. Great spot! Cool, peaceful, and beautiful. Only negative was the happy kids who were near the wedding site.

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Oakland, CA, USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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28 reviews 28 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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