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Benicia State Recreation Area

1 State Park Rd, Benicia, CA 94510-3619
+1 707-648-1911
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Good for dogs & bikes

We lived in Benicia for 7 years and liked to go to the State Park to walk the dog, run and even... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Ally G
Auburn, California
via mobile
Great for Walking or Biking

Enjoy walking or biking year round at the Benicia State Park. Very pleasant, mostly flat. At the... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Benicia, CA
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“bike ride” (6 reviews)
“picnic tables” (5 reviews)
“hiking trails” (4 reviews)
1 State Park Rd, Benicia, CA 94510-3619
+1 707-648-1911
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We lived in Benicia for 7 years and liked to go to the State Park to walk the dog, run and even ride bikes with our daughter. It is pretty nice for the Bay Area -about as outdoorsy as it gets in that neck of...More

Thank Ally G
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Enjoy walking or biking year round at the Benicia State Park. Very pleasant, mostly flat. At the end of the walk/ride there is a trail down to the beach. Very relaxing and pleasant.

Thank bridalpro
Reviewed 15 November 2017

We use the local boat launch near this park but the park is gorgeous, have a view to die for, lots of green grassy areas and a very nice sheltered beach (when the wind is not coming right at you). Just beautiful!

Thank 50PlusCalifornia
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The Benicia State Park is an excellent venue for running, walking and biking along the Carquinez Straights. Striking views and beautiful hills make this an ideal place to relax and recharge .

Thank TWolf1054
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This area is exercise friendly. It's a great running trail. Not too many cars pass by. There's a bathroom at the very end. Parking available.

Thank Hardrocker8888
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We love this park. We take our bikes and bike all along the Carquinez Strait. It has beautiful scenery with the perfect amount of hills and long stretches.

Thank Lynne A
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

It's a nice place to go bike riding, walking and general exercise. You can fish and its a good place to just walk around.

Thank toohuge
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I have mixed feeling about this Park. We visited in mid-August, everything above the water and wetlands was dry a uninviting. Maybe this would be better in the spring and might be a good place to camp then. The parking lot at the end of...More

Thank Gregory S
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite place to bike ride. It's a round trip of about five miles and has restrooms and numerous drinking fountains. Much of it has been repaved recently so the ride is smooth. Lots of runners and walkers (with and without dogs)

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Benicia State Recreation Area is a hidden gem. For years I have enjoyed taking walks along the path. I start at the entrance, and going all the way to the end and back is over 3 miles. It's all flat, but it's still a...More

1  Thank Urbane415
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Jennifer C
2 December 2017|
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Response from Gregory S | Reviewed this property |
I believe that you can camp at Benicia State Recreation Area. You should check the California State Parks website for reservations.
26 October 2015|
Response from pacific_gator | Reviewed this property |
Even on a leash, some dogs are aggressive and will nip or outright bite. I was bitten in Alsea area of Oregon some years back and required stitches. The owner denied that the dog bit me and when confronted with a bleeding... More