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“Short hike”

East Bay Regional Park District
Ranked #13 of 128 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.
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Took Shady Glen then cut across to Indian Joe Trail. Love this park... have backpacked across it to Del Valle in the past. Lots of trails, lots of views, great staff and DOG friendly :)

Thank karen m
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

the East Bay parks are gems. the selectionf hiking trails is great and the maps are clear. We often hike at Briones because one gets great views and can do a circuit. We have hiked in most of them and they are all very good--Sunol, Black Diamond, Sibley, ..the list goes on. Some have limited parking and others charge a nominal fee. In the spring these parks are green and many have beautiful wildflowers. A great resource.

Thank Fauxlapin
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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.

1  Thank bobc65
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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!

1  Thank Patrick P
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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.

Thank WanderersWife
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