We are an all volunteer organization dedicated to promoting, maintaining, and enhancing the City of Oakland's wildland parks and trails.
November 14, 2018

In this issue:
  • Free hiking tours throughout the Holiday Season
  • Release of our new documentary, "Old Survivor"
  • A new kiosk for lower Palos Colorados Trail
  • Holiday shopping with Oakland Trails, and more!
Hiking Tours on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day!
We have planned free community hiking tours throughout the holiday season. For links to details and registration, please visit our hiking tours page.
Trail tours are courtesy of Oakland Volunteer Park Patrol and sponsored by La Farine Bakery.
Release of "Old Survivor" documentary
After launching the film project nearly one year ago, we were proud to premiere Old Survivor at the Chabot Space & Science Center on October 9th. A follow-up to our first film, Trailhead, our new 22-minute documentary is a celebration of Oakland's redwood parklands.

Pictured: Stan Dodson, Executive Producer; Sam Hodder, President & CEO, Save the Redwoods League

Pictured: Director Nicholas Williams, Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development; filmmakers Nicholas Berger & Emily Fraser; Stan Dodson; Oakland Vice Mayor Annie Campbell Washington & the kiddos
If you missed the premiere event, check out our events page for upcoming screenings. If you'd like to host a screening, please contact us. To learn more about the film and to watch the trailer, visit
Support our effort to install a new kiosk at lower Palos Colorados Trail
We recently received permission from the City of Oakland to install a much-needed message board/kiosk at this trailhead. Inside the kiosk we'll post a "you-are-here" map, emergency contact information, park rules, and built in will be a large map holder. We've already raised $1500 of the $2500 needed for the purchase and installation of this important public safety feature. Help us reach our goal by visiting our donate page.

We'll install this style of kiosk, as found on Sunset Trail
Holiday shopping with Oakland Trails
You can also support our work by visiting one of our upcoming pop-up booths in Oakland's Dimond District. Our featured gift item is a custom USB thumb drive loaded with both our films – HD versions of Old Survivor and Trailhead – and bonus content including trail maps of parks in the Oakland hills. We'll also be offering Oakland Trails beanies and exclusive prints from local artists. All proceeds benefit our work in Oakland parks.
Upcoming pop-ups:
Saturday, November 24, 9am–12pm
La Farine Bakery
3411 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland
Saturday, December 8, 9am–4pm
Dimond Lights Artisan Market
Dimond Park Recreation Center
3860 Hanly Road, Oakland

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Doing What We Love
Year-to-date, Oakland Trails volunteers have logged 3,312 service hours in Oakland's wildland parks. For details, check out the activity log on our Stewardship page. Thank you for your support!
See you on the trails,

Stan Dodson
Executive Director & Founder, Oakland Trails
Co-founder & Director, Oakland Volunteer Park Patrol

Oakland Trails is an all volunteer organization supporting Oakland's wildland parks. Learn more at

We'd like to thank our fiscal sponsor, the Oakland Parks & Recreation Foundation. 
Donations to Oakland Trails are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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Your tax-deductible donation helps us fulfill our mission in Oakland's wildland parks.
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