Stream Trail

Moraga, California

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Grand stands of coast redwoods, their canopies throwing down shade as thick as a flannel blanket, thrive on the banks of Redwood Creek. The Stream Trail meanders through their midst and, on a foggy day, through the mist that sustains them. There’s not a human being on the planet that wouldn’t be awed standing in a forest of California redwoods. The great trees are quieting; they seem old even when they’re not, wise no matter what their age. They remind you of how little you are, and how beautiful the world can be. The redwoods along the Stream Trail in Redwood Regional Park are second- and third- generation clones of their forebears. Those ancestral trees were harvested back in the mid-1800s during the gold rush years, when nearby San Francisco was a boom town. According to park literature, the first-generation redwoods were so huge they were used by ship captains to navigate in San Francisco Bay.

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"Grand stands of coast redwoods, their canopies throwing down shade as thick as a flannel blanket, thrive on the banks of Redwood Creek. The Stream Trail meanders through their midst and, on a foggy day, through the mist that sustains them. There’s not a human being on the planet that wouldn’t be awed standing in a forest of California redwoods. The great trees are quieting; they seem old even when they’re not, wise no matter what their age. They remind you of how little you are, and how beautiful the world can be. The redwoods along the Stream Trail in Redwood Regional Park are second- and third- generation clones of their forebears. Those ancestral trees were harvested back in the mid-1800s during the gold rush years, when nearby San Francisco was a boom town. According to park literature, the first-generation redwoods were so huge they were used by ship captains to navigate in San Francisco Bay."

Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running
Nearby City: Moraga
Distance: 3
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Redwood Regional Park
Local Maps: USGS Oakland East
Driving Directions: Directions to Stream Trail

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