Hiking & Biking Tours


“From right here in the heart of urban Oakland, we’re connected to a trail system that spans the entire East Bay. You could hike for days and days.”..—Stan Dodson, Tour Leader


Community Hiking Tours

Trail tours are courtesy of Oakland Volunteer Park Patrol and sponsored by Oaktoberfest in the Dimond.

Trail tours are free. Tax-deductible donations to OaklandTrails.org would be accepted. All proceeds benefit projects in Oakland’s wildland parks.

Trail tour participants acknowledge there are inherent risks associated with hiking and mountain biking, and attest to being physically fit for the chosen activity.

Private Hiking & Biking Tours

Would you like to participate in a guided hike or ride that is customized just for you and your group? Here’s how to set up your private tour:

Oakland’s beautiful, wildland parks offer a diversity of trail options. Stan has led tours for seniors, youth, corporate team-building events, and has taken groups on long hikes from Dimond Park to Tilden Park and to the Town of Moraga. So gather some friends, family, and co-workers, and start planning a custom tour for your group.

Transportation Grants

OaklandTrails.org offers transportation grants to qualifying after-school programs, allowing groups an efficient mode of travel to an Oakland trailhead for the purpose of a hiking tour. Please contact Stan Dodson here to learn more. 

Dimond Park to the Bay Area Ridge Trail

Sausal Creek watershed map 2015

Trail Tours Log:

01/16/2017: Dimond Park to Chabot Space & Science Center and the Abbey
01/01/2017: Dimond Park to Chabot Space & Science Center and the Abbey
12/25/2016: Dimond Park to Chabot Space & Science Center
11/24/2016: Dimond Park to Chabot Space & Science Center
10/10/2016: Dimond Park to Joaquin Miller Park and back
09/12/2016: Joaquin Miller Park and Redwood Park
09/11/2016: Joaquin Miller Park Redwoods (private tour for “Jack & Jill of America”)
09/05/2016: Dimond Park to Chabot Space & Science Center and back to Dimond
07/25/2016: Joaquin Miller Park Redwoods Tour (3X)
07/17/2016: Joaquin Miller Park (private tour for Redwood Heights Neighborhood Assoc.)
07/04/2016: Dimond Park to Chabot Space & Science Center
05/30/2016: Dimond Park to Chabot Space & Science Center
05/21/2016: Dimond Park to Joaquin Miller Park (private tour for Nature Friends Tourist Club)
04/25/2016: Joaquin Miller Park (private tour for SF 3rd graders)
02/21/2016: Dimond Park to Chabot Space & Science Center (private tour for Girl Scout leaders)
02/15/2016: Dimond Park to Chabot Space & Science Center
02/15/2016: Dimond Canyon Park
01/01/2016: Dimond Park to Chabot Space & Science Center

Miles: 99
Attendance: 400