East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail — Part 5
9.3 miles     1300 ft
7 Nov 2009
Summary

Part 5 of the 32-mile East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail, through Redwood Regional Park.

Location: Anthony Chabot Regional PreserveEast Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map - Part I: Good map showing various hiking trails. Also check out Southern Section and Text section of the map.

Route

Route in brief: Starting at MacDonald Gate Staging Area for Anthony Chabot Regional Park, follow McDonald Trail (2.4 miles) → right onto a connector just before Bort Meadow Staging Area (0.1 miles) → left onto Grass Valley Trail (1.5) miles to reach 'Stone Bridge' → left onto Brandon Trail (5.0 miles)→ right to a trail that meanders next to Redwood Road (0.4 miles) to reach Proctor Staging Area.

Notes: Details in pages 64-68 in East Bay Trails: Hiking Trails in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties (288 pages, 2005) by David Weintraub. The route is gently graded along wide trails, mostly in the open.

Photos
Trailhead

Start Location

Location: (McDonald Staging Area) Along Redwood Road in Oakland, CA 94619 . No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: November 2009)

Capacity: About a dozen cars may be parked here.

Latitude: 37.798227     Longitude: -122.150764

End Location

Location: (Proctor Staging Area) along Redwood Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546 . No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From I-580 East, take exit 36A for Redwood Rd toward Castro Valley. In 0.3 miles, turn left onto Redwood Road. In 2.2 miles, Proctor Staging Area is on the left.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: May 2011)

Capacity: About 10 to 15 cars

Latitude: 37.721642     Longitude: -122.076379

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