Saturday, August 3 @ 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Leaders: Alina Constantinescu & Sharon Taylor
Start: Morcom Rose Garden, 700 Jean St, Oakland, CA
Join us on a visit to Oakland's Rose Garden and a hike through Piedmont's posh neighborhoods and beautiful parks. Like Berkeley, Piedmont is crisscrossed by many staircases and hidden paths. We’ll explore about a dozen of these all over town, including a beautiful redwood and oak path off Moraga Ave that few know about. We’ll also walk in Mark Twain’s footsteps in Piedmont Park and meander through beautiful Dracena Park, the site of an old rock quarry. In all, it is a 5-mile loop with 800ft elevation gain. There are a couple of back-to-back staircases that are sure to get our hearts going. We’ll take breaks as needed and keep a comfortable pace to enjoy the sights and the conversation.