Blue Rock Springs Park to Vallejo-Benicia Buffer:

Take this varied trip along the ridgeline greenbelt between Vallejo and Benicia.

5.5 miles one-way for hikers (plus a 0.4-mile return on a Blue Rock Springs Park trail extension); 3.1 miles one-way for equestrians; 5.1 miles one-way for mountain bikers (includes 0.1-mile gap); car shuttle possible


From: Blue Rock Springs Park in Vallejo

To: Rose Drive in Benicia

This trip begins on a short round-trip to a rocky ridge and returns to the rolling green lawns and shady picnic areas of Blue Rock Springs Park. It then follows a paved path/sidewalk or bike lane for 2 miles to the Buffer Trail, which meanders 2.9 miles up and down hilly grasslands toward Benicia State Recreation Area, providing outstanding views. The last 0.3-mile section of trail is on city streets in Benicia, including a 0.1-mile undedicated section.

Elevation Gain/Loss 615 feet/1,070 feet one-way

OuterSpatial Mobile Map: Click Here

Must have the OuterSpatial app for the link to take you directly to the mobile map page.


This trail description is excerpted from the 2019 Guidebook. For details on all trails, trailheads and more buy the book from Wilderness Press.

For more resources to plan your trip, visit our Trail Tools page.


We're a membership organization built of trail
lovers like you. Become an important part of the Ridge Trail community.

Donate to complete the trail