Oakland Running Guide

United States

Just on the other side of the Bay from San Francisco, Oakland feels like another world. The SF fog doesn’t usually creep into Oakland, and the nearby Berkeley hills offer trail runners a range of options from rolling ridgelines among oak trees to hilly climbs through redwood cathedrals. A loop around Lake Merritt is the quintessential Oakland running route, with exceptional people-watching to keep your run interesting.

Oakland Cycling Guide

Top Running Routes in Oakland

  1. Lake Merrit

    • Distance 4.2 mi
    • Elevation 11 ft

  2. Arm Summer Lights 5k

    • Distance 4.3 mi

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