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“Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve” 4 of 5 stars
Review of East Bay Regional Park District

East Bay Regional Park District
Take 80 from Richmond, Oakland, CA 94605
510-635-0135
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Ranked #11 of 113 things to do in Oakland
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Owner description: The official designation given to the numerous parks found in Contra Costa and Alameda counties.
Los Angeles, California
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Very good views particularly on the way up to Grizzly Peak Road.

Markings could be better. Bring water, good hiking shoes, Rocky unimproved paths in many places.

Moderately strenuous with some steep climbs.

If you don't like dogs or are afraid of them, stay away. This is off leash area. We love dogs, so we had fun.

Visited February 2013
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Oakland, California
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“This is why we pay Taxes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

I Love all of the parks in the area, they're absolutely wonderful and beautiful. It's great to have such a convenient escape from reality!

Visited January 2013
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Berkeley, California
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123 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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“Multiple locations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This isn't really one location, but is a string of parks along the hills between the San Francisco Bay and the suburbs. The one I go to most often is Tilden because of the location. In Tilden park there are trails, a merry-go-round, a lake for swimming, steam trains, a "little farm" with animals, and a botanical garden. My favorite trail is the one to Jewel Lake because of the boardwalk though the marsh. Inspiration Trail has great views. Other parks in the park district such as Lake Temescal also have swimming and lakeside hiking. Briones has fantastic hiking as well. There are some attractions for small children, some for teens and adults -- you might want to go to the website and see.

Visited December 2012
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Moraga, California
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106 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“THE MOST EXCITING MERRY GO ROUND AROUND!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

The memory of riding one of the painted horses or animal wagons on the Tilden Park Merry Go Round will last for the rest of your life. Take your children and enjoy the music unique to the Merry Go Round. Easy access to the facility, parking up top and below. Purchase your tickets and freshly popped popcorn for the wait. You and your children will have a delightful outing and believe me, you will return gladly over and over again. Check online for opening days and hours. Combine this with a picnic in Tilden Park at one of the many campsites, visit the Little Farm, take a walk around Jewel Lake. Tilden Park offers so many different things for families, couples, and individuals. USE OUR PARKS!

Visited August 2012
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San Ramon, California
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84 reviews
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“Beautiful views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Great photo ops galore! Nice hikes with beautiful views!! Great place for kids to explore the outdoors & really see nature at it's finest. Wonderful place to visit, regardless of the season.

Visited March 2012
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