We are an all-volunteer organization dedicated to promoting, maintaining, and enhancing the City of Oakland's wildland parks and trails.
February 9, 2018
Free Hiking Tour on President's Day
Join us on Monday, February 19th at 8:30am for a hike from Dimond Park to Joaquin Miller Park, where we'll catch AC Transit Line 339 for a ride back down to Dimond. The full hike will be approximately seven miles, though there will be options to catch earlier buses at miles four and five. Click HERE for details and to register (required). 
Trail tours are courtesy of Oakland Volunteer Park Patrol and sponsored by Oaktoberfest in the Dimond.

We've Launched a New Film Project!
We are thrilled to follow up the success of our first film, Trailhead, with a celebration of the East Bay redwoods. Our upcoming documentary will feature iconic “Old Survivor,” the East Bay’s only remaining old-growth redwood, as the centerpiece to tell the story of the East Bay’s historic, ecologically-amazing, and now-protected redwood forest.

Featuring stories from Save the Redwoods League, City of Oakland Parks, and the East Bay Regional Park District, the film will promote outdoor recreation and open space networks, encourage stewardship, celebrate local history, and educate the viewer about forest ecology, connecting people to the redwoods in their own backyard.
Oakland Trails is working with filmmaker Emily Fraser, who co-produced Trailhead. Runtime is anticipated to be approximately 20 minutes.

Save the date! The World Premiere will be a free event held at the Chabot Space & Science Center on the evening of Tuesday, October 9, 2018, and will simultaneously serve as Save the Redwoods League’s Centennial Celebration in Oakland. Local partners and community groups will be invited to table at the reception, where 1,200+ attendees are expected over the course of the evening.

Corporate sponsorships are still available. For a description of sponsor benefits, please click HERE.

Through the month of February, donations will be matched dollar for dollar by the Dimond Business & Professional Association, up to $1,500. Click HERE to double your support today!
An Internship Opportunity for Oakland Youth
If you are 16–22 years old and seeking rewarding community service hours in Oakland parks, sign up to experience the outdoors with Oakland Trails. Gain valuable skills interacting with park users, participating in all stages of stewardship projects, and engaging our local government. If you are interested, please fill out the application HERE. Community service hours are sponsored by the Oakland Parks & Recreation Foundation.
A Special Thanks to our Supporters!
The following organizations and individuals have recently provided Oakland Trails with generous support:

Kimra & Scott McAfee in Honor of FOSC's Board of Directors
Gary McCormick
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Betsy Littell
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Doing What We Love
Our Park Patrol program has now logged more than 5,000 volunteer service hours in Oakland's wildland parks! Thank you for your support: past, present, and future.
One of the easiest and most rewarding stewardship projects is removing invasive ivy from trees.
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.

501c3 Tax ID# 94-2751052

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