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Redwood Regional Park

Average Rating:    (3.71 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 24

Wide open Fireroads, skinny fireroads, multiple mile dh/uphill.
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Latitude
37.79974730744888
Longitude
-122.14264869689941
Trail Directions
Go to ebmtb.homestead.com/home.html for map and routes Also look under the trail descriptions for East Ridge West Ridge, these are the same as Redwood
Trail Length
varies, full loop about 8
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Moraga-Piedmont-Oakland
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Review Date
July 3, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: mattaphore ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I've ridden Redwood Regional twice and I've really liked it. It's got a fair balance of climbs and descents. Good for XC riders, something for everyone.

The East/West Ridge loop is about 8 miles of goodness.

Recommended Route:
East Ridge to West Ridge loop. You can park at the Canyon Meadows Staging area for $6, or you can park up at Chabot Space and Science Center, and catch the East Ridge midway.

I recommend riding East Ridge to West Ridge going Counter Clockwise, so you can hit the Downhill section of West Ridge that brings you back to Canyon Meadows Staging Area

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Joaquin Miller Park



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Review Date
April 19, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: phclaw ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
hey - just rode this yesterday, and it still kicks butt....not much traffic on it, ran into 4 other riders before blasting down westridge...counterclockwise always a good 60 minute deal -- I start from the Pinehurst stage over in Moraga and access east ridge...the rains have made a lot of rutts adding a little bit of difficulty...



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Review Date
November 25, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Jeff "XC RIDER" McDaniel ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I think this is a great loop even thogh the single tracks are for hikers only. The canyon trail is just under a half mile long, and will challenge most riders. Lots of up and downs. Almost 2 miles technical downhill (not smooth, just enough turns.) The trail was better before 2003. My fastest time is 52 min & 26 sec. I often feel I should be able to cut it to 51 min. Someone said 42 min WOW that's very fast. I am not a beginner. I pretty much race around the loop. Well if you only have limited time to ride this loop is great. You will have fun, feel challenged, and want to come back.

Recommended Route:
There are several starting points. Three main parking lots and at least three side entrances. Once on the trail I suggest counter clockwise.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Chabot loop starting @ the McDonald Stage 19.6 miles. Across the street fom Redwwod Park



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Review Date
March 5, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Jonn ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I used to ride this trail about once a week in 1995. It was a great trail for my ability at the time and my friends and I loved the convienence. I first rode there on a no-suspension Rockhopper and it was a little rough. That spring I bought a new M2 Stumpjumper hardtail and the ride was a little better after that. I was in my mid 20s then and my best lap time was just under 42 minutes. I always wanted to break the 40 minute mark but was never able to. It was a little scary going that fast though because you never knew what was going to be around the next corner. My biggest fear was rounding a turn at 20 mph and running head on into a horse. One day all that changed when I rounded the steep turn near the end of the downhill and found myself looking into the scoop of a bulldozer with no way around it.

I have not ridden there since 1996 and it's too bad that the park system has ruined a good thing. I am in much better shape now and I have always wanted to go back and break that 40 minute mark.



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sfgiantsfan (03/24/2012)
thanks for the review on a place you havent been to in nine years
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Review Date
February 11, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: g.s. ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is a good trail for a short weekday ride. I started at "Oak" or "Fern" or something- where you go up Canyon Trail to east ridge. Being a singlespeeder, it was a bike-and-hike up to the ridge, but from there on, it is whoopty-whoop fireroad for a few miles. After said miles, you reach another staging area (presumably the main one), and the doubletrack west ridge begins, and continues all the way back down to your car. Someone mentioned the grading of west ridge and how it was so much better pre May 2003, well I certainly don't know about granny riding down west ridge- I was pretty $hitless for some of the sections, and I've been riding for a long time. Suffice it to say that I am going to get disc brakes now...

Recommended Route:
Up Canyon Trail, left on East Ridge, continue onto West Ridge at the main staging area, back down to original staging area. Watch out for dogs, I rode this on a friday at noon, and passed 20+ persons and more dogs. A fully is also recommended, the "rumble strip", or what was once the rumble strip, can be pretty hard on the ol' ass with a hardtail.



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