A hidden redwood forest whose peaceful groves give little evidence of its bustling past. In the mid-1800s what is now Redwood Regional Park was the scene of extensive logging to supply building materials for San Francisco. In addition to a great forest of coast redwoods, the park’s 1,830 acres also contain other evergreens, chaparral, and grasslands. Wildlife within the park includes rare species such as the golden eagle and Alameda striped racer. Deer, raccoons, rabbits, and squirrels are often seen. Hiking, jogging, and horseback riding are popular on the park’s nearly 40 miles of trails. Operated by the East Bay Regional Park District.