Benicia State Recreation Area covers 720 acres of marsh, grassy hillsides and rocky beaches. It is a day use area that offers a quiet, breezy refuge from urban bustle and great views of the bay. It is located off Interstate Highway 780 less than 2 miles west of Benicia at the Rose Drive/State Park Road/Benicia SRA exit. Alternate less freeways route: exit I80 at Columbus Parkway, follow it to Rose Drive and turn right into the park. Phone (707) 648-1911 for more information.
Benicia Bay Trailhead Picnic Area: Two accessible tables are in the second parking lot on the right beyond the park entrance, near the Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden. Accessible exhibits, and parking are also available but at this time there are no accessible restrooms in this park. Some have grab bars, but stall space is limited.
The Hike and Bike Trail is a paved trail that is accessible for about 0.75 mile along wetlands adjoining the Carquinez Strait. Trailhead, accessible portable restroom, and parking lot are located near the park entrance off of Rose Drive.
The Benicia Bay Trail is a 2.2 mile accessibly designed trail through softly rolling hills with great views of the bay. The trail has a firm surface with most slopes under 5%. Four short sections of 8% slopes are followed by rest areas. Some accessible benches are located along the trail. Trailhead, accessible picnic tables, and accessible parking are located off the second parking lot on right beyond the park entrance, near the Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden. Trailhead parking is above the garden parking.