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near Valle Vista, California (United States)
East Oakland's large north-south redwood forest separating the city from its largest reservoir is a great escape, with dozens of accessible and reasonably gradual and wide trails along a steep ridge.
This loop follows the Stream and West Ridge trails.
Spanish Sign: Arboles ancestrales
Mill and French trail junction
Definitely fire damage to trees
French and Madrone trail junction
Open Grove and West Ridge Sign
Madrone and West Ridge junction
West Ridge and Chown junction
West Ridge and Tate Intersection
West Ridge and Orchard junction
Although wide and smooth, the West Ridge Trail gets steep at its south end.