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 two 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.
Benicia Bay Trailhead Picnic Area. Two accessible tables are in the first lot on the right beyond the entry lot, near the Deaner Memorial Garden. Accessible exhibits, and parking 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 and accessible portable restroom and parking lot at the Military West exit off 780 just east of the Rose Drive exit to the main park entrance.
The Benicia Bay Trail is a 2.2 mile accessibly designed trail through softly rolling hills with great views of the bay. Trail has 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 located off the first parking lot on right beyond the entry lot, just above the Deaner Garden. Trailhead parking is above the garden parking.