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Lake Merritt 5K Loop Trail

Oakland, California, USA

Lake Merritt 5K Loop Trail

Length3.2 mi
Elev. Gain72.2 ft
Est. Steps7500

Trail

Restrooms

Drinking water

Playground

Places to sit

Wheelchair friendly

Stroller friendly

Kid friendly

Dog friendly

Scenic view

Lake or River

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Introduction
Lake Merritt 5K Loop Trail is a 3.2 mile (7,500-step) route located near Oakland, California, USA. This route has an elevation gain of about 72.2 ft and is rated as easy. Find the best walking trails near you in Pacer App.
Enjoy this 3.1 mile loop trail all the way around Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA. This paved flat trail is suitable for anyone and offers interesting city and lake views along the way.

Children's Fairyland

Tourist Attraction
Children's Fairyland, U.S.A. is an amusement park, located in Oakland, California, on the shores of Lake Merritt. It was one of the earliest "themed" amusement parks in the United States. Fairyland includes 10 acres (4.0 ha) of play sets, small rides, and animals. The park is also home to the Open Storybook Puppet Theater, the oldest continuously operating puppet theater in the United States.

Camron-Stanford House

Historical
The Camron-Stanford House is the last of the 19th-century Victorian mansions that once surrounded Lake Merritt in Oakland, California. It was the home to a series of influential families, and in 1907, became the city’s first museum.

Glen Echo Creek

Water
Glen Echo Creek (also known as Cemetery Creek) is a creek that runs from the Oakland Hills to Lake Merritt in Oakland, California. Although most of it is underground, the creek does surface in several locations. It has two branches, the Rockridge Branch and the Broadway Branch.

Cleveland Cascade

Tourist Attraction
The Cleveland Cascade is a 250-foot-long ornamental stairway near Lake Merritt in Oakland, California, with cascades in the center, designed in 1923 by Howard Gilkey. It opened with great civic pride as "one of the few things of this kind in the West". The Cascade was reportedly modeled after features in the hill towns of Italy.

Lake Merritt

Water
Lake Merritt is a large tidal lagoon in the center of Oakland, California, just east of Downtown. It is surrounded by parkland and city neighborhoods. It is historically significant as the United States' first official wildlife refuge, designated in 1870, and has been listed as a National Historic Landmark since 1963, and on the National Register of Historic Places since 1966.

California's 13th congressional district

Place
California's 13th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California.Barbara Lee, a Democrat, has represented this district since January 2013.Currently, the 13th district consists of the northern portion of Alameda County. Cities in the district include Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, Piedmont, and San Leandro.

Cathedral of Christ the Light (Oakland, California)

Building
The Cathedral of Christ the Light, also called Oakland Cathedral, is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland in Oakland, California. It is the seat of the Bishop of Oakland. Christ the Light, the first cathedral built entirely in the 21st century, replaces the Cathedral of Saint Francis de Sales, irreparably damaged in the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989.

Civic Center, Oakland, California

Place
Oakland's Civic Center neighborhood is a residential and public building district on the east side of Oakland's Central Business District. Its borders are roughly Downtown and Harrison Street to the west, the East Lake Neighborhood and Lakeshore Avenue to the east, the Lakeside Apartments District and 14th Street to the North, and Chinatown and 11th Street to the South.

Women's Athletic Club of Alameda County

Place
The Women's Athletic Club of Alameda County, at 525 Bellevue Ave. in Oakland, California, was built in 1928-29. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. It has also been known as The Bellevue Club, as Women's Athletic Club, and as Bellevue Club Building.The Women's Athletic Club of Alameda was formed in 1926 and purchased the site.

René C. Davidson Courthouse

Building
The René C. Davidson Courthouse is a courthouse, part of the Alameda County Superior Court system. The courthouse is located in Oakland, California, USA. It is adjacent to Lake Merritt.
Route Details

Length

3.2 mi

Elev. Gain

72.2 ft

Est. Steps

7500
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