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San Jose, California
December 17, 2011
Redwood Regional Park
Alameda County
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The Place

Redwood Regional Park
December 17, 2011
10:00 AM

Trail Through Tall Redwood Tree Trunks

Redwood Regional Park is a hidden redwood forest whose peaceful groves give little evidence of its bustling past lies on Redwood Road just a few miles over the ridge from downtown Oakland. In the mid-1800s, what is now Redwood Regional Park was the scene of extensive logging to supply building materials for the San Francisco Bay Area. The logging era has long since passed, and a stately forest of 150-foot coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) has replaced those cut down.

View From The Tail Up a Creek Bed Through the Rewood Forest

In addition to a great forest of Sequoia sempervirens, commonly known as coast redwood, the park's 1,829 acres also contain other evergreens, chaparral, and grasslands. Wildlife within the park includes rare species such as the golden eagle and Alameda striped racer snake. Deer, raccoons, rabbits, and squirrels are often seen.
Redwood Creek, which runs through the park, also has a place in history. The world-famous rainbow trout were first identified as a distinct species from specimens caught in San Leandro Creek, of which Redwood Creek is a tributary.
The trout that spawn in Redwood Creek migrate from a downstream reservoir outside the park. A Denil Fishway has been constructed near the park's Redwood Road entrance to help the trout reach their spawning grounds in the park above.

View Of The Redwood Leaf Covered Path Through the Redwoods

Walking the Walk

We will start out at the Fishway interpretive site and take the Bridal Trail to the Orchard Trail to the French Trail to Tres Sendas and have the meeting at our usual spot on the Tres Sendas Trail and then go on down to the Stream Trail to the Eucalyptus Trail and then Phillips Loop to the East Ridge Trail all the way to the Canyon Trail back to the cars.

Level: 2.5 - Miles: 7.5 - Elevation change: 800 ft - Host: Kent B.

Panorama Of Tree Covered Valley and Ridges


From San Jose Take hwy 880 north and then take hwy 238 east to hwy 580 north then connect to hwy 13 towards Berkeley. Exit at Redwood Rd and turn right. Continue up the hill. Proceed pass Skyline blvd. Continue on Redwood Rd and enter at the Redwood gate.
Drive Time About One Hour We will meet at the last parking lot.

Know Before You Go:

Parking is $5.00.
Dogs Allowed on Leash
Dress appropriately, layers are suggested
Restrooms - Available In Parking Lot

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