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Best Trails

French Trail Loop

Canyon, CA

A wonderful Experience that loops through Redood groves and returns via the Stream Trail next to Redwood Creek.

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Goldenrod Trail to Grass Valley
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

It was tedious and involved a lot of horse poo.

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Lake Merritt
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Joaquin Miller Park
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

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Leona Canyon Trail
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21 Completed 20 Reviews

Leona trail is a steep decline to the basin of Leona Canyon, where it meets with Artemisia trail. The Artemisia trail is much more gentle and has direct access from a parking lot near an apartment complex. Leona trail has no trail marker at the ridge of the canyon. Me and my friends happened to spot the trail head while driving around the neighborhood off of Skyline Rd. Good hike with interesting foliage, but LOTS OF POISON OAK!

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Joaquin Miller Park
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22 Completed 6 Reviews

Ran a half marathon here amongst the Redwoods and natural canopy. Enjoyable experience.

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Leona Canyon Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

awesome short trail with an awesome stream running through it!!

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Leona Canyon Trail
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12 Completed 4 Reviews

Was a great little hike.. went right after it rained so everything was still wet an fresh.. Had a few benches to stop eat a snack an take in the beautiful views..

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Leona Canyon Trail
by Allyson Rowe

14 Completed 7 Reviews

I parked for free in the lot next to the apartments and started my hike from there. It was a short and mostly shady trail that was good for my dog and me. We took the Artemisia trail to the top for a steeper incline and enjoyed the view while we rested. Although dogs are allowed off-leash watch out for poison oak on both sides of the trail.

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Leona Canyon Trail
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18 Completed 4 Reviews

This review is for Artemisia Trail to Leona Canyon Trail - a steep out and back that is approximately 1.2 miles, tucked away in a suburb just off of Skyline Boulevard. Artemisia Trail is part of the Leona Canyon Open Preserve network of trails, which also includes Leona Canyon Trail running the length of the entire canyon, and Pyrite Trail, a tributary trail like Artemisia with steeps descents/ascents from the canyon's ridge.

From a small entrance off Lexford Place, Artemisia follows a semi-rocky descent through enchanting shaded-groves. Even at just over a mile, Artemisia Trail gets steep quickly, and in turn, makes for a helluva trek back up - ideal for some effective after-work exercise. Not necessarily for beginners however, so come prepared with proper shoes and plenty of water. A true hidden gem right in Oakland's back-yard!

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Shore Trail Loop
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

This a real pretty trail that's very easy. There are public restrooms and free parking just outside the entrance.

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