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Oakland city walk to Lake Merritt/Lake Shore Ave

Oakland, California, USA

Oakland city walk to Lake Merritt/Lake Shore Ave

Length4.9 mi
Elev. Gain101.7 ft
Est. Steps11000

City walk

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Created by rainoak778
Oakland city walk to Lake Merritt/Lake Shore Ave is a 4.9 mile (11,000-step) route located near Oakland, California, USA. This route has an elevation gain of about 101.7 ft and is rated as easy. Find the best walking trails near you in Pacer App.
This is my route for getting my steps in while grabbing lunch on the way at Arizmendi on lakeshore and doing some light grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s. You can always increase the miles of this route by walking Lake Merritt in its entirety. It’s about a 3 mile loop. You can usually always fine a nice shaded spot at the lake to enjoy lunch and the beautiful Bay Area weather.

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.

Cathedral of Saint Francis de Sales (Oakland, California)

Cathedral of Saint Francis de Sales in Oakland was an 1893 church, which served as the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland in Oakland, California from 1962 until it was damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.

Glen Echo Creek

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.

I. Magnin Building

The I. Magnin Building is a former I. Magnin department store in Oakland, California located at 2001 Broadway. It was built in 1931 and designed by architecture firm Weeks and Day. It housed the upscale department store until it closed in 1995. The building's green terra-cotta facade and art deco ornamentation make it a prominent landmark and a local visitor attraction in the Uptown neighborhood.

Cathedral of Christ the Light (Oakland, California)

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.

19th Street Oakland station

19th Street Oakland is an underground Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station located under Broadway between 17th Street and 20th Street in the Uptown District of Oakland, California. It is a timed transfer point between northbound trains to Richmond and to Antioch (The timed transfer was at 12th Street/Oakland City Center station until September 13, 2010).

East Bay Chinese School

East Bay Chinese School (EBCS, Chinese: 東灣中文學校; pinyin: Dōngwān zhōngwén xuéxiào), is a non-profit, Chinese heritage school located in Oakland, California. It offers classes in Standard Mandarin and Chinese culture. It began offering classes in 1981.The school's classes are held at Westlake Middle School.

Women's Athletic Club of Alameda County

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.

Oakland Ballet

The Oakland Ballet Company is a non-profit ballet company based in Oakland, California. OBC was founded in 1965 by Ronn Guidi, an Oakland native, and gained international recognition through its historical reconstructions of ballets from the legendary Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghilev; the mounting of classic works of Americana; and the creation of innovative contemporary choreography.
Route Details


4.9 mi

Elev. Gain

101.7 ft

Est. Steps

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