FAIRFIELD — Hikers on Feb. 1 will get the chance to walk on the King-Swett Ranches in the hills between Fairfield, Vallejo and Benicia.
Naturalist Jim Walsh will lead a hike from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This land is owned by the Solano Land Trust and is open to docent-led hikes only. All ages are welcome, but participants must be prepared for a strenuous pace hiking 4 to 6 miles off-trail, up and down hills, a Land Trust press release said.
Participants will meet Walsh at the park-and-ride lot where McGary Road, Hiddenbrooke Parkway and American Canyon Road intersect, near Interstate 80. Those who want to take part can email Walsh at [email protected] or call him at 916-870-4824.
Participants should bring a backpack with water and snacks, boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes with good grip for rugged, steep and slippery off-trail terrain, long, sturdy pants and layered clothes, and protection from sun, wind, fog and rain. Binoculars, a camera, bug repellent, hiking sticks and gaiters are also recommended.
Very heavy rain cancels the hike, the press release said.
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