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***Cancelled*** Evening hike in Grand/ Lakeshore neighborhood

  • Mar 25, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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I am postponing this hike due to weather.  New dates:

Tue 4/15:

Wed 4/16:


Let's meetup for another after-work hike.  We will hike/walk/climb for 4 miles (about 2 hours) through hidden paths and stairways in this hilly, charming Oakland neighborhood.

This is an urban hike - meaning that most of the route is on paved paths and streets, through real neighborhoods. The paths in the hills are steep and have LOTS of stairs. If you hate taking the stairs when the escalator is out, this hike is not for you.  That being said, we tend to go slower than most exercise meetup groups so we can enjoy the scenery and the conversation.  So if you're a fast hiker, this hike may not be for you, either.  There is no marked trail to follow.  You can't just run ahead and meet us later... Like it or not, you're stuck with us :)  

Bring - water, comfy walking shoes, layers, flashlight or headlamp if you have one.  I'll bring extras for the group, but I hope with the time change we won't need them.

Restrooms - Sorry but there are no restrooms by the meeting spot or anywhere else along our route.  Plan ahead.

Dogs - you can bring dogs, but please keep Fido on leash at all times, not everyone in the group is comfortable around dogs. Plus this is an urban hike - I'd worry about the dog taking off into the street.

Kids - you can always bring kids on my hikes. I trust that you read the event description and can tell whether this would be a fun experience for them.

Attendance Note - if you sign up to attend, you will be counted on to show up. So please keep your RSVP up to date to reflect your intentions to join us. All members who do not show up will be recorded as a NO SHOW in the system. Members with 3 or more No Shows will be removed from the group.

Questions? - as always, my number is posted above under the event location.  Please call/text/email should you have any questions about our hike.

[Side note: If you're interested in exploring these paths on your own, I mapped some routes here: Feel free to print them out and explore. This meetup loosely follows the orange route.]


We will meet at the corner of Lakeshore and Mandana, by the small park with redwoods.  There is free and metered street parking in the area, but finding a spot can be a pain.  Give yourself 10 extra minutes to find parking in this busy neighborhood.  BE ON TIME. We only wait a few minutes past the start time.

Here are some pictures of what to expect on this urban hike:

Oakland Rose Garden - probably not the season for roses yet, but we shall see...

Davidson stairscase... bad news: there are many staircases on our walk; good news: this is as bad as they get. 

Mural at Davidson & Grand

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  • Giuseppe

    I dreamed of great views, green paths, great company and lots.of wine

    1 · March 26, 2014

  • Giuseppe

    I dreamed of great views, green paths, great company and lots.of wine

    March 26, 2014

  • Giuseppe

    It should clear :)

    March 25, 2014

    • Alina

      You're probably right, but I'm not playing that game again ;-)

      1 · March 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rain rain go away! Okay maybe not I know we need it. Well I guess my workout is indoors tonight. Hot Yoga (Bikram Yoga) it is. If anyone is interested there is a 6:15 pm or 8:00 pm class tonight at Funky Door Yoga in Berkeley. Drop in classes are $16.

    March 25, 2014

  • Alina

    Hi folks. Sorry, but forecast looks bad: "Showers this morning becoming a steady rain during the afternoon hours. High near 60F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%."

    I am postponing the hike. New dates:

    Tue 4/15:

    Wed 4/16:

    An email will go out shortly.

    March 25, 2014

  • Alina

    Hi all. There is a 50% chance of showers tomorrow (Tuesday) evening. Fingers crossed the forecast is wrong, but I will cancel if it's raining at the start of the hike. Please check meetup for updates about 4:30-5p tomorrow.

    March 24, 2014

  • Christiane

    Darnit! I forgot I had parent/teacher conferences that night. I soooo want to join you again for post-work hikes, but the timing just isn't working out yet! :(

    March 13, 2014

    • Alina

      It will happen one of these days! :-)

      March 14, 2014

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