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French Trail Loop

Canyon, CA

French Trail Loop is a 7.8 mile loop trail located near Canyon, CA that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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.

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Sequoia Bayview Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Easy hike with options to make it a harder/longer hike. Brought my dog along and she loved it. I'll definitely be back.

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Lake Merritt
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33 Completed 22 Reviews

I had a such pleasure walking around the lake this afternoon. If I have more time I'd like to do canoeing as well. When you are hungry then there are plenty nice restaurants around.

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Skyline Gate Staging Area
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

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Sequoia Bayview Trail
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

A nice nature walk in Joaquin Miller Park. Loved how shaded it was and the views of the bay at different points. Will definitely be back to explore additional trails in the area.

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Goldenrod Trail to Grass Valley
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Enjoyable trek through eucalyptus forests, grassland, and some nice views. If you take the Buckeye trail to connect Goldenrod & Grass Valley, you'll follow a nice little stream lined by lots of ferns, moss & green foliage. Depending on the time of year you'll have to deal with mud, ice, dust, and/or horse & cattle manure on the trail. Goldenrod is right next to Skyline Blvd so you'll hear and see cars. Lots of unleashed dogs on this trail under varying degrees of voice control.

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Skyline Gate Staging Area
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7 Completed 6 Reviews

Great trail

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Joaquin Miller Park
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Great for trail running

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West Ridge - Stream Trail - French Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

While looking for a new place to take my two girls close by I found this spot. My dogs seemed to enjoy it. One time around took us about an hour(at a nice leisurely pace). I didn't see any rest rooms but I wasn't really looking for one. For a quick daily walk I am adding this to our rotation.

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Joaquin Miller Park
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43 Completed 29 Reviews

Gorgeous redwood forest oasis in Oakland. that has tons of trails. There's a lot of areas where the trails aren't clear, but there are so many trains criss-crossing the forest that you soon find one to follow. I would say this trail is moderately used and is an easy hike--I spent 1.5 hours hiking over 2 miles and could have easily completed another hour out there.