Redwood Regional Park, Pinehurst and Skyline Boulevard
Hike with the President - Led by Robert Kidd
Meet: Park and meet at intersection of Pinehurst and Skyline Boulevard (Oakland) at 8:30 AM on Sunday, October 6. (Parking on Skyline Boulevard). Note: this meeting place is near --- but is not -- the North Gate of Redwood Regional Park.
Hike will take about 90 minutes. Hike will follow a clockwise route from Pinehurst/Skyline "down" the East Ridge and Eucalyptus trials to the Stream Trail, then "up" the Tres Sendas and French trails to the West Ridge trail, and back to our starting point. It's poison oak season, so long sleeves and pants are recommended.
Some notes about the Hike: A hidden redwood forest lies off Redwood Road just a few miles over the ridge from downtown Oakland. The forest's peaceful groves give little evidence of the park's bustling past – in the mid-1800s the area 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.