Oakland Outdoor Activities
For all you nature lovers out there, we have what you are looking for in Oakland! Our list is your natural link to everything the great outdoors has to offer in Oak Town, from the best parks to the most popular recreation centers. The fresh air is waiting for you in O-Town.
Tree huggers love spending time outdoors at Redwood Regional Park
. Oakland's hidden redwood forest is the perfect 1,829-acre park to hug a really big tree. The park scurries with deer, raccoons, rabbits, and squirrels sharing their home with joggers, hikers, bikers, and mild-mannered walkers. Overnight reservations welcome, so campers pack your gear!
Phone: (510) 562-7275
Spend a night in the wild at the Oakland Zoo
! Experience the zoo in a wildly different way. Plan a fun filled night under the stars to camp out with more than 400 native and exotic wild things. Explore a Tropical Rain Forest home to the birds and the Wildlife Theater for hours of zoological fun.
Address: 9777 Golf Links Rd., Oakland, CA 94605 - MAP
Phone: (510) 632-9525
Love hiking and just being outdoors? At Bay Area Ridge Trail
, over 330 miles of scenic trails are open for hikers, cyclists, walkers, joggers and anyone who loves the peacefulness of being outdoors. Enjoy eye-catching views, precious open spaces, and all the fresh air you can breathe!
Phone: (415) 561-2595
Dimond Recreation Center
is no diamond in the rough. This outdoor park is a cut above when it comes to outdoor recreation activities that shine with miles of hiking trails, a grand slam tennis court, a golf course, and five park side pools - all set to make sure you get an exercise glow!
Address: Fruitvale Ave., Oakland, CA - MAP
Phone: (510) 482-7831
"Eeny, meeny, miny, moe" East Bay Regional Parks
operates 65 parks, spanning over 100,000 acres that run across two Oakland districts. There are more than 1,150 miles of trails throughout the park for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy hiking, bicycling, and or just relaxing in beautiful natural surroundings.
Address: 2950 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, CA 94605 - MAP
Endorphins run high when you jog outdoors at Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve
. The preserve is an ecological jewel with 1.7 miles of pathways. Joggers enjoy the scenic trails that travel downward into a mature bay forest and upwards across botanically rich wonderlands. Being that it's a preserve, dogs, bicycles, and horses are a NO, NO!
Phone: (888) 327-2757