Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve, Oakland

#17 of 19 in Parks in Oakland
Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve is a 241acre regional park and nature reserve in the Berkeley Hills, in the eastern East Bay (San Francisco Bay Area) region of the San Francisco Bay Area of California. It is within Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. It is a park within the East Bay Regional Parks District system. The Preserve is named after the California Huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum) which grows abundantly within its habitat.GeographyThe Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve is on the crest of the Oakland Hills, located above Oakland and Orinda. It represents a relic plant association found only in certain areas along the coastal climate region of California, where specific soil and climatic conditions still exist. It is a very diverse botanical area for native plants of the mixed evergreen forest and montane chaparral and woodlands ecoregions and plant communities. Trails connect the preserve with Robert Sibley Volcanic Preserve on the north, and Redwood Regional Park on the south."Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve." Oakland Wiki. Accessed September 1, 2017.
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  • Too many people hiked this weekend compared to the weekdays. I decided to take a walk through the botanical. Both this route and the volcanic preserves are educational. They have stands and signs...  more »
  • Like all the regional parks in Oakland, this is a beautiful wild space. As a woman I have not felt comfortable here alone, but I love to hike here with my friends.  more »
  • This was a highly shaded and very narrow path trekking course with lots of slopes and tree tunnels. When walking the path, one side is next to a cliff, but don’t worry it’s safe. Overall it was a very beautiful scenery.
  • Norcal scrub & forest. Plenty of both shade & light. Incredible views. Most longer trails have significant steep portions. Drinking water & bathrooms at staging grounds. Can be very hot in the warmer months, but again: Plenty of shaded options.

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