Oakland Urban Paths is coming to our Village this Sunday morning, to introduce and share our hidden charms with all Oaklanders. Even if you already use your local stairs, here’s a chance to learn more about them.
Paul Rosenbloom, a tireless advocate of Oakland’s bipeds, has organized this tour up Oakland’s steepest and woodsiest stairs. He told us the stair hike features the multiple cases from Thornhill through Lower and Upper Merriewood, as well as the risers from Mountain to Cabot. Shepherd Canyon also makes a brief appearance, as an optional trail loop.
We know you can get exercise from ascending these stairways, so wear study shoes. The walk meets up at Montclair Library (map), and runs from 10:00 am through high noon. It’s a great way to jump-start your Sunday.