Hiker Public Profile


I have hiked 58 of the 65 East Bay Regional Parks. Pictures are at http://www.flickr.com/photos/sfbaywalk/collections/72157625935297892/

I would like to have other people along on these hikes due to physical limitations.

In earlier years, I walked around San Francisco Bay, and walked from that route to the high points of ten counties. http://www.sfbaywalk.com/

Organizer for These Hiking Groups

  • Bay Area Birders
  • Group description: This group is for birding people in the San Francisco Bay area. I figure we can open it to everyone. I will not be the "leader", but I hope that each of you will step forward now and then to lead some kind of outing. Roy

Member of These Hiking Groups

  • East Bay Hikers
  • Group description: East Bay has some great hikes. The weather is warmer than San Francisco and the terrain is usually different than North Bay Muir Woods area. It is also pretty convenient for people who live in East Bay because they do not have to cross any bridges!

Hikes attended by Roy

  • Windy Hill Open Space Preserve Trail Hike
  • Hike description: Note the time change to 11:00 a.m. This will be a joint hike with the Bay Area Arts and Outdoors Meetup Group. The hike will begin at the parking lot off Portola Road, about 1 mile west of Alpine Road. We'll meet at the end of the parking lot near the trailhead at 11:00 a.m., and begin walking at about 11:10. We'll walk about 3 miles up Spring Ridge Trail to Anniversary Trail, pause to take in the panoramic views, and then return on Spring Ridge Trail. DISTANCE: about 6 miles ELEVATION GAIN: 1,200 feet DIFFICULTY: Moderate PACE: Moderate DURATION: 3 to 3-1/2 hours, including pauses Notes: * The weather forecast currently looks good for next weekend, but because of this week's rain, sections of the trail will be muddy. Hiking shoes with some tread are advised. * Bring layers of warm clothes. * Although considered moderate in difficulty, this trail does require a steady climb of about 1,200 feet. * Bring water and some food. If the weather is warm enough, we'll...

Hikes Led by Roy

  • Arrowhead Marsh Bird Walk
  • Hike description: This walk is by Arrowhead Marsh near the Oakland Airport. The area is popular with birders because of winter waterfowl population, and frequent sighting of California Clapper Rails. We meet at 1:00 pm in the main parking lot. From 880, head toward the Oakland Airport. Turn right at Pardee Drive, then left on Swan Way, and right to enter the park. Ignore the first 2 parking areas, and continue to the end of the road by the observation tower. Approach the water. I will be sitting on the fishing dock, wearing a dorky white hat with a cape. High tide is at 1:42 pm, offering a good change of seeing a clapper rail or two. If that fails, we can try again in the late afternoon. Meanwhile, we can wander about various pond and shoreline areas to observe a variety of waterfowl. Here is a link to park information and a park map. http://www.ebparks.org/parks/mlk All walking is level and paved. Bicycles are allowed. Distance depends on what we care to do. The loop around the New Marsh and seasonal p...
  • Watsons Bay And The Gap
  • Hike description: A trail around the catacombes of the old Watsons bay military complex with great views and even a nude beach. Women need not attend unless you are those cool open minded sexy and cute bisexual women. No fat chicks.

Member Location

Latitude: 37.811516 | Longitude: -122.197746

50 Parks Near User Location

  • Sulphur Springs Park
  • Shepherd Canyon
  • Joaquin Miller Park
  • Terrace Ave Playground
  • Shepherd Canyon Park
  • San Antonio Reservoir Recreation Area
  • Redwood Heights Recreation Center
  • Piedmont Sports Field
  • Redwood Peak
  • Dimond Canyon
  • Montclair Playground
  • Crocker Park
  • Allendale Recreation Center
  • McCrea Memorial Park
  • Central Reservoir Recreation Area
  • Pinto Ranch Recreation Area
  • Leona Heights Park
  • Davie Stadium
  • Redwood Regional Park
  • Peralta Hacienda Park
  • Manzanita Recreation Center
  • Brookdale Park
  • Maxwell Park
  • Live Oak Memorial Pool
  • Piedmont Park
  • Piedmont Recreation Center
  • Morgan Plaza
  • Havens Playground
  • Bella Vista Recreation Area
  • Mandana Plaza
  • Indian Gulch
  • Round Top Regional Park
  • Garfield Municipal Playground
  • Municipal Rose Garden
  • San Antonio Park
  • Concordia Park
  • Park Boulevard Plaza
  • Robert Sibley Volcanic Preserve
  • Fruitvale Plaza
  • Lake Temescal Regional Park
  • Smith Park
  • Ostrander Park
  • North Oakland Regional Sports Cente
  • Redwood Canyon
  • Lake Merritt Park
  • Kennedy Tract Park
  • Lazear Recreation Center
  • Rainbow Recreation Center
  • Athol Plaza
  • EBMUD Valle Vista Staging Area

Cities To Hike Nearby

  • Canyon
  • Piedmont
  • Eastport
  • Clinton (historical)
  • Valle Vista
  • Oakland
  • Oakland City
  • Moraga
  • Orinda
  • Emeryville
  • Rheem
  • Rheem Valley
  • Orinda Village
  • West Oakland
  • Berkeley
  • San Leandro
  • Lafayette
  • Mulford
  • Mulford Gardens
  • Albany

Upcoming Hikes Near Member Location