Redwoods, fresh air and serenity abound at Oakland's Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park

Got a little tread on your tennis shoes? Your bike tires? Great, let’s take a spin through this urban oasis in the Oakland hills and say hi to every skinny lizard, golden eagle or happy hiker we meet. Along the trails, evergreens elbow under the canopy for sunlight.

A half-mile in there’s a gorgeous grove of mighty coast redwoods clustered like elders in a cathedral

But a half-mile in there’s a gorgeous grove of mighty coast redwoods clustered like elders in an outdoor cathedral. Ferns pray on the ground beneath them. You’ll feel bursting into a gospel song about these giants. But keep it moving, there are 40 magical miles of park trails to experience. 

Vibemap Tip: Dogs must be on a leash the whole time at Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park! Park cops will tell you.


Before ⎸Get a reflective read at Marcus Books, one of the oldest Black-owned bookstores in America

After ⎸On the ride home from Redwood Regional Park, grab some crispy fried chicken from Lena’s Soul Food Restaurant

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Keli Dailey

After working too much in journalism + branding + spending too much time on screens, Keli wanted to focus on building stronger personal connections In Real Life. And here came the founders of Vibemap with an idea!

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