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

Solano County

Saturday hike set at King-Swett Ranches

By 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 [email protected] 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.

Reach Brad Stanhope at 427-6958 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bradstanhope.


Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope is a former Daily Republic editor. He began his career at the DR in the last millennium. He spent 24 years as a sports editor, associate editor and news editor before leaving the Daily Republic in 2014. Brad lives in Suisun City with his wife, Mrs. Brad, and two sons. He enjoys cheese.

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