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10 great walks in Oakland

on December 29, 2010

It’s well known that the Bay Area has great hiking, parks and wilderness areas nearby, but what about right here in the city? Oakland North has picked out 10 great walks that are all easily accessible, either by a short drive, bike ride or bus trip. Look at the photo slideshow to learn about each place. [Update: As of 2019, this slideshow is no longer available.]


Slide 1:
Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline Park
Doolittle Drive and Swan Way

Slide 2:
Mandela Parkway
Mandela Parkway, from 8th Street to 32nd Street

Slide 3:
Stonewall Fire Trail
Stonewall at Claremont

Slide 4:
Lake Temescal
6500 Broadway

Slide 5:
Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
2777 Middle Harbor Road


Slide 6:
Morcom Rose Garden
700 Jean Street

Slide 7:
Lake Merritt
568 Bellevue Avenue

Slide 8:
Jack London Waterfront
2 Broadway, at Jack London Square

Slide 9:
Union Point Park
2311 Embarcadero East

Slide 10:
Mountain View Cemetery
5000 Piedmont Avenue


  1. Samantha on December 29, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    YES! Thank you so much for this. I have lived in Oakland for three years and did not know about most of these areas. Oakland is full of beauty, you just have to know where to look 🙂

  2. Jackie on January 21, 2011 at 8:36 am

    this is awesome! I imagine that some of these are also good bike rides, but it would be awesome to see the 10 best bike rides in Oakland.

    There are so many awesome things going on in this city – thanks for highlighting them!

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