At the Oakland Estuary, amid the chill and damp, arises a mini-city of hundreds of rowers, coxswains, and coaches, crowding the wharves in the pre-dawn darkness like it’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve.
The beauty of hiking in the East Bay is that it can be a lone experience not far from the trailhead. This guide includes lesser-known adventures as well as old favorites in a world of hiking microclimates with unique characteristics. From Alameda, Berkeley, and Crockett to Moraga, Oakland, and San Leandro with varying distances and levels of difficulty, these hikes are sure to please.
Janet Byron, Andrea Firth, Judith M. Gallman, Moraga Hill, Sarah Phelan, and Sarah Lavender Smith
To some East Bay sports fans, blogger Rhamesis Muncada is as popular as a Denver Broncos fan sitting in the Oakland Coliseum’s Black Hole while wearing a bright orange John Elway jersey. He describes himself as a big A’s fan who merely wants what every admirer of the team craves, a new stadium—except not necessarily in Oakland.