• 09/30/2023
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Hikeleader: Ron Gasparinetti


  • Registration for an SF Hiking Club Event with waiver of liability agreement.

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Leader: Ron Gasparinetti

Leader Email:

Leader Phone: 650 759-5345

Meeting Date and Day: Saturday, September 30, 2023

SF Meeting Location: Whole Foods @ 2001 Market St.  Meet on the Dolores St side.  There's parking on the street.

SF Meeting Time: 9:00AM (departing shortly thereafter)

Driving Distance RT from SF 112 miles

Car Pool Fees: $14

East Bay Meeting Location: Rockridge BART station.  Meet at the bottom of the escalators.  There's free and ample parking.

Rockridge Meeting Time: 9:00AM (departing shortly thereafter)

Driving Distance RT from Rockridge: 114 miles

Car Pool Fees: $14

NOTE: You will be contacted if you've indicated you need a ride/can offer a ride by the Friday afternoon before the hike.  Please only show up at the SF or Rockridge meeting location if you have a ride arranged ahead of time. After 3:00pm Friday, It may not be possible to accommodate those needing a ride.

Hike Information:

Rating:  Level 3.5

Mileage: 8.25 miles

Elevation Gain: 1680'

Description:  People have been drawn to Bear Creek Redwoods Preserve for centuries.  It's expansive views and cool, shaded forests made it a desirable South Bay property that was once slated to become a golf course and luxury estates.  Formed by earthquakes and forests streams, and inhabited by Native Americans, loggers, wealthy estate owners and even a religious institution, the property has been shaped by many faces and many hands throughout its history. Its beautiful biologically rich ecosystem is home to hundreds of acres of second growth redwoods, providing the perfect habitat for many protected species. There's even a section of old growth redwoods that we'll pass through!  This is a new hiking location for SFHC....come explore with me!  
Sorry! Dogs not permitted.

Trailhead Meeting Place: Bear Creek Redwoods Alma Parking Lot

Google Maps Link

Trailhead Meeting Time:  10:00 AM

Trailhead Departure Time:  10:15 AM

Bring/Wear:  Sturdy hiking shoes, sunscreen, lunch, snacks, bug spray, and sufficient water.

Rain Policy: Canceled in the event of heavy rain.

Level-3 Level-4 Level-5

< 5 miles
< 500' gain

moderately easy
5-7 miles
< 1000' gain
7-9 miles
< 1500' gain

9-12 miles
< 2000' gain 

very strenuous
12-15+ miles
  >2000' gain
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