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Put some “spring” in your step with a shady hike through Oakland’s redwood forest
Oakland is named for the coast live oak, but the redwood forest in the Oakland hills has played an important role in California history. This forest served as a navigation aid for sailing ships in the first part of the 19th century, as building material for Bay Area towns during the gold rush, and even as the inspiration for the name of a (formally) local football team.
Take this springtime walk to learn some of the secrets of the forest and other fascinating facts about California’s state tree. You might even kiss a banana slug.
This is a moderate hike of 4 to 5 miles with several hundred feet in elevation change.
There is a $5/vehicle park entrance fee.