Hike Date: September 27, 2014
Distance: ~ 3.5 miles
Trail(s): Bishop’s Walk, Sinawik Trail, Sunset Trail, Sunset Loop, Fern Ravine Trail, Bayview Trail, Big Trees Trail, Palos Colorados Trail
Where’s it at? Oakland Hills in CA off Hwy 13


There are many trails in the Berkeley and Oakland hills that I have yet to explore, but finally got a chance to head over to the east bay to take a loop trail through Joaquin Miller Park which was recommended to me. We tried to follow a previous blogger’s trail but were not that well prepared and certainly not for the plethora of trail junctions and hiking options provided by this park. In fact, it took us a few just to find the start of the hike!

This is a pretty easy and short hike but with the multitude of options I’m sure you could turn it into a much longer hike. We took the Bishop’s Walk up to the Sinawik trail stopping for a few photos of the nice view into Oakland and the san Francisco Bay at the named “Lookout Point”. Continuing on to the Sinawik Loop Trail we soon came to a junction of the Sunset Trail and took it to the Sunset Loop Trail. This is a great section of trail with some big Eucalyptus trees providing good shade. The trail at one of its lower points ends up through a lawn area and there was a race of some sort going on while we were hiking through here. Eventually it winds its way back up on a trail called the Sequoia Bayview Trail. Here you start to see some nice redwood groves before reaching a trail junction along the road where we turned right at the Palos Colorados trail back to the car.

Afterward i thought it worth mentioning that I had my first Burmese food at Burma Superstar in Oakland’s Temescal district off Telegraph. Delicious!

I would love to go back to this park sometime and take in all of its trails for a longer and more full coverage hike. It’s a nice park with some great views of trees and the SF Bay.

Photos from Hiking Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland (click to enlarge)

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My Tracks from Joaquin Miller Park


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Written on September 27th, 2014 in Hiking, The Whole Thing
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