Thursday, January 29, 2015

Saturday hike set at King-Swett Ranches


The King-Swett Ranches between Fairfield, Vallejo and Benicia, provide breathtaking views. (Courtesy photo by Doug Wirtz)

From page A5 | April 09, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Local residents can hike the King-Swett Ranches, located between Fairfield, Vallejo and Benicia, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Naturalist Jim Walsh will guide the hike, sharing insights about birds and other wildlife that call the area home.

On a clear day, you can see views from atop King Ranch that sweep across the Suisun Marsh all the way to the Sierra, with Mount Diablo to the south. From the western edge, you can see the Golden Gate Bridge and Mount Tamalpais, as well as the San Francisco and San Pablo bays.

The hike is free and no reservations are required, although an RSVP is requested to Walsh at 916-870-4824 or All ages are welcome, but be prepared for a strenuous hike of 4 to 6 miles off trail.

Meet Walsh at 9 a.m. beside his white TruGreen pickup at the park-and-ride lot where McGary Road, Hiddenbrooke Parkway and American Canyon Road intersect.

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