SF Bay Area - East Bay Running Guide

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The running routes of the East Bay reward those who choose to cross the Bay. Removed from the hustle of nearby cities, the trails near Berkeley offer everything from redwood forests to reservoir loops. If you venture further north to the Carquinez Strait, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a different time and place – the waterfront towns are some of the oldest spots in the Bay Area. The East Bay’s temperatures can differ dramatically from SF’s, so check the weather before taking off.

SF Bay Area - East Bay Cycling Guide

Top Running Routes in SF Bay Area - East Bay

  1. Tilden

    • Distance 9.3 mi
    • Elevation 920 ft

    Perched high above Berkeley lies Tilden Park, home to miles of rolling trails, breathtaking views, and grazing cows. This route starts at Inspiration Point and heads out along ...

  2. Redwood Regional Park

    • Distance 8.3 mi
    • Elevation 1,301 ft

    Redwood Regional Park offers both serene lush forests and a location convenient to the urban metropolis of Oakland. The park has a multitude of trails that vary from challengin...

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  4. Strawberry Canyon

    • Distance 7.4 mi
    • Elevation 744 ft

    You can't run at Cal without conquering the fire trails of Strawberry Canyon. The toughest Golden Bears love to grind their way up the grueling three-mile climb and are rewarde...

  5. Lake Chabot

    • Distance 13.2 mi
    • Elevation 1,587 ft

    Lake Chabot is an idyllic park with ducks paddling in the lake and deer prancing on the hillside. But don't let the peaceful scenery fool you, there are some tough hills waitin...

  6. Bay Trail

    • Distance 4.5 mi
    • Elevation 19 ft

    Once you've had enough fun battling the hills, take to the San Francisco Bay Trail along the waterfront for a nice flat run. Many runners like to run along the Bay Trail betwee...