Summary: This is a part of the Bay Area Ridge Trail. It is an out and back and can be as short or long as one wants to hike. It's a great oasis among the SF Bay Area urban sprawl to enjoy a hike or run, any time of the year. If you are in to wildlife, there is an added treat of free roaming peacocks which are found at the beginning of the trail and in the park. Great view of the upper part of SF Bay.
Trailhead: From Interstate 80 take Columbus Parkway east for 2.5 miles, then turn left (east) into the park. Restrooms and water available at the trailhead in Blue Rock Springs Park. There is a parking fee of $4.00.
Trail Guides for Blue Rock Springs Park:
The Bay Area Ridge Trail: Ridgetop Adventures Above San Francisco Bay
by Jean Rusmore (Wilderness Press)
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs,
Ranger Contact: Greater Vallejo Recreation District (707) 648-4600
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Diane Savard, who has posted 5 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by AJ on 11/1/2011
There are no Rangers there, the only people that work in the park are the monitors and they are only for the park. The trail is not supervised by the Greater Vallejo Recreation District so please don't bother calling the number that the is posted on the site.
Reviewed by Melanie on 5/29/2011
Heard, but didn't see, the peafowl. The views are good and there was an abundance of wildflowers. HOWEVER, there were no warnings posted about ticks and I picked up quite a few. So BE CAREFUL and check yourself thoroughly if you decide to take this hike. The ranger couldn't answer any questions about the trail other than to point out the trailhead and admit that he had never been on the trail himself. Oh, and the fee for non-Vallejo residents was $5.
Reviewed by Rachel on 7/5/2010
The peacocks are beautiful, but despite being used to humans, their numbers are dwindling. They are down to only 2 peahens! Please encourage people to the peahens be until their numbers recover. By July (when we went) the trail is lined with star thistle. Pants are strongly recommended!
Reviewed by no more tran! on 2/20/2009
what happen to the little tran it was one of the best things about the park
Reviewed by Tom on 7/5/2006
The fees are WEEKENDS ONLY The $4.oo fee is for out of town users only; $3.00 for Vallejo residents.
Reviewed by al on 4/20/2005
It is April 18, Spring, The plants are green, the soil is moist, the rocks actually have a blue hue, lots of volcanic rock, many of the rocks have a high Iron content, The poppies were in full blume, the blue plants were great, at the top of the hike I saw a large bee hive about 18in tall. There were also several old reminants of water tanks. There was a pond but quite far away from the trail it was probably fed from spring water, The Volcanic rock seemed to be strategicly located to provide a wall of rock to make a pool for the old springs.The grass was tall, there is some posin oak but not much, there was also an old oil pump at the top of the hill. This hike would provide good subject material for any geologist or botanist. The view
Reviewed by KH on 7/11/2004
I would like to add one comment to the review of the trail. Dogs are NOT allowed in the park.
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