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NOVEMBER 25, SATURDAY: REDWOOD REGIONAL PARK CHOWN AND GOLDEN SPIKE TRAIL LOOP

Leader: Ken Robin (510)926-9220 k.robin@sbcglobal.net. Meet: 9:00am Rockridge BART Station. Depart 9:15. Please note the meeting location. Hike leader will not be present at Safeway. Hikers wishing to meet at Market Street Safeway are advised to form casual carpools, meeting at 8:45am and departing by 9:00am. Rating: Moderate, 9 miles, 1200 feet elevation gain. A beautiful, mostly forested loop mostly on little used trails in Redwood Regional Park in the Oakland Hills. We'll start at the Canyon Staging Area reached by the main park entrance on Redwood Road. We'll take the moderately graded Chown Trail to the West Ridge Trail, and the fairly flat Dunn Trail all the way to Skyline Blvd. What follows are the very scenic and little used Golden Spike and Toyon Trails back to West Ridge Trail, and the Orchard Trail back to the staging area. Bring: Water, lunch, sturdy shoes, layers of clothing for a late autumn hike, hat and sunscreen for the few sunny portions of the hike. \ Event will occur rain or shine, though in heavy rain it may be shortened. Driving distance 18 miles round trip (40 miles round trip from Safeway). Carpooling cost: $2.00 per passenger. (From Safeway, $5.00, including $5 bridge toll.) Alternate meeting place: The Canyon Meadow Staging Area at 9:45. From Highway 24 going east, take the Warren Freeway (Hwy 13) south to Redwood Road, and turn left toward the east. Continue on Redwood Road to Skyline at the ridge, and continue downhill on Redwood Road about 2 miles to the entrance to Redwood Regional Park on the left. Once in the park continue to the parking lot at the end of the road. https://www.google.com/maps/dir/''/''/@37.8067753,-122.1834551,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x808f88ed8557d357:0x1f63bd09dcb69de8!2m2!1d-122.1483499!2d37.8067805


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