At 1,580 acres, Redwood Regional Park offers wonderful trail running options a few miles east of Oakland. There’s a great combination of flat and hilly trails, through 150-foot high redwoods, and also featuring evergreens, chaparral, and grasslands. One positive here is that many paths are shaded. The running options here are extensive. Some good options:
- Easy run through Redwoods. 1 mile paved trail from Canyon Meadow Staging Area. Can easily add on to that.
- West Ridge Trail. About 7 miles out and back. Flatter. Access from Skyline Staging Area.
- Bike Trail Loop. Follow the 8.2 mile Redwood Bike Route (East Ridge to West Ridge), which is a good circuit of the park (see map). Hilly!
Note that Joaquin Miller Park is adjacent to Redwood Park, and offers additional running options, including the Sequoia-Bayview Trail.