Oakland Trails is an all volunteer organization dedicated to promoting, maintaining, and enhancing the City of Oakland’s wildland parks and trails. Our work is supported by tax deductible contributions through the Oakland Parks & Recreation Foundation.

News! We just released our second documentary, Old Survivor, about the resilience and beauty of Oakland’s redwood forest. For upcoming screenings, visit the Old Survivor Events page. If you or your organization would like to host a screening – for schools, community meetings, company events, etc. – please contact us. (With several film festival submissions pending, the film isn’t scheduled for release online until late Summer, 2019.)

Here at our Website 
Register for a free hiking tour, watch our 20-minute documentary, Trailhead (2015), or sign up to assist the community as an Oakland Park Patrol volunteer. And if you’re inspired to support our active stewardship programs, please visit our donate page.

We hope you’ll explore our website, and won’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, comments, or just need some trail advice.

See you on the trails,

Stan Dodson
Founder & Executive Director
Oakland Trails

Read Stan’s bio