Dr. Aurelia Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park
7867 Redwood Rd.
Oakland, California 94619
Local Phone: (888) 327-2757
On Redwood Road, just a few miles over the ridge from downtown Oakland, is a hidden redwood forest whose peaceful groves give little evidence of its bustling past.
In the mid-1800s, what is now Dr. Aurelia Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park was the scene of extensive logging to supply building materials for the San Francisco Bay Area. The logging era has long since passed, and a stately forest of 150-foot coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) has replaced those cut down.
In addition to a great forest of Sequoia sempervirens, commonly known as coast redwood, the park's 1,829 acres also contain other evergreens, chaparral, and grasslands. Wildlife within the park includes rare species such as the golden eagle and Alameda striped racer snake. Deer, raccoons, rabbits, and squirrels are often seen.
Redwood Creek, which runs through the park, also has a place in history. The world-famous rainbow trout were first identified as a distinct species from specimens caught in San Leandro Creek, of which Redwood Creek is a tributary.
The trout that spawn in Redwood Creek migrate from a downstream reservoir outside the park. A Denil Fishway has been constructed near the park's Redwood Road entrance to help the trout reach their spawning grounds in the park above. Please note that fishing is not allowed in the park.
Well behaved dogs welcome, on leash. Please pick up after your dog.