Adventure Awaits: Oakland’s 10 Best Kid-Friendly Hiking Trails

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Head out and get some fresh air and exercise on one of the best hiking trails in Oakland. These spots are gentle enough for budding hikers and often allow dogs, too. Read on to get the scoop on the best kid-friendly hikes in Oakland, courtesy of our friends at AllTrails.

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Round Top, Volcanic and Skyline Trail Loop

Round Top, Volcanic and Skyline Trail Loop is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Orinda, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.5 miles
Difficulty: Easy

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Sequoia Bayview Trail

Sequoia Bayview Trail is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Oakland, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.8 miles
Difficulty: Easy

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Huckleberry Nature Path Trail

Huckleberry Nature Path Loop is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Oakland, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 2.4 miles
Difficulty: Easy

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Lake Temescal Loop

Lake Temescal Loop is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oakland, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.1 miles
Difficulty: Easy

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Leona and Pyrite Trail

Leona and Pyrite Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Oakland, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.2 miles
Difficulty: Easy

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Piedmont Park Trail

Piedmont Park Loop is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Piedmont, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 0.8 miles
Difficulty: Easy

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West Ridge, Graham, and Dunn Trail Loop

West Ridge, Graham, and Dunn Trail Loop is a 3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Oakland, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3 miles
Difficulty: Easy

Quinn Ellis/AllTrails

Palos Colorados Trail

Palos Colorados Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Oakland, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3 miles
Difficulty: Easy

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Redwood Peak Trail

Redwood Peak Trail is a 1.1 mile out and back trail located near Oakland, California that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.1 miles
Difficulty: Easy

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Mullholland Ridge

Mullholland Ridge is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Orinda, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.9 miles
Difficulty: Easy

AllTrails helps connect us to the outdoors and makes getting outside easier and more accessible. Home to the largest collection of hand-curated trail guides, with AllTrails you can search for and navigate trails, parks, and green spaces, or use filters to find your next favorite trail.

 

 

 

 

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