Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park
7867 Redwood Road Oakland, CA 94619
Dr. Aurelia Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park is a hidden gem of redwood forest off Redwood Road, just a few miles over the ridge from downtown Oakland. The forest's peaceful groves give little evidence of the park's bustling past. In the mid-1800s the area was the scene of extensive logging to supply building materials for the San Francisco Bay Area. The logging era has long since passed, and a stately forest of 150-foot coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) has replaced those cut down.
In 2019, the park was renamed in honor of Dr. Aurelia Henry Reinhardt, president of Mills College. Dr. Reinhardt was one of five prominent civic leaders elected to the Park District’s first Board of Directors in 1934.
Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park -- forested, off the beaten path, beautiful and reservable. There's parking and toilet. Guests should be provided with a map and detailed directions. There's no cell reception but it feels like a world away and serene.