Benicia Marsh Loop Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Benicia, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.3 miElevation gain75 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingNature tripsRoad bikingWalkingBird watchingRunningViewsWildflowersWildlifeFee
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Parking Fee: $6 (in cash), $5 for seniors 62+

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Aida Zaragoza
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Julio Berroteran
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Beautiful ,

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Jimmy Nelson
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Matthew Pagan
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Hiking

Ok trail. Nothing bad about it, also nothing spectacular. Just a leisurely walk along the water.

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Laura Zellerbach
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Hiking

part of the marked trail was not a trail anymore, but otherwise beautiful. (see my recording for our alternate route)

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Lauren Edberg
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Easy, parking fee, dog friendly

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Mike Clark
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HikingMuddy

Another nice hike in the Benicia State Park. What is nice about this route is that you get to walk along the water's edge, then climb up to a great viewpoint near the top of the highest hill in the park. A short detour at this point leads to the actual summit.

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Joseph Morelli
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Pleasant

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Roe Ro
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Sean Kashiwara
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David and Mary Luckhardt
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Hiking

We hiked the Marsh Loop, plus visiting the California Native plant garden - very nice! The section of trail that goes west around Dillion Point is right at the high tide line, wouldn't want to try it at high tide! There's an art installation around the shoreline to the west that consists of driftwood logs painted mostly red and yellow, laid out up the hillside looking like a primitive sunrise or fire god. The small single track trail isn't obvious where it runs up the gully connecting the shoreline with the SF Bay Trail and what's shown on this map as the Carquinez Strait Trail.

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Jenna Pirkig
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Excellent

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Ardens Igne
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Crystal Black
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WalkingOver grown

One of the right turns to get over or around the hill is overgrown. Dry conditions. Lovely and easy walk. Lots of folks on bikes, jogging, and walking dogs but didn't feel overcrowded. Really pleasant. Clean bathrooms and lots of picnic tables around. Plenty of parking.

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Taylor Headrick
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Carlos A
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HikingOver grown

Small trail with nice views of Benicia and the Carquinez Strait

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Alan F Paredes
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Hiking

I live nearby and use this trail to get to my fishing spot. There are snakes, loose gravel, and steep hills to beware. Also, coyotes at night. Its very hot in the afternoon and windy from the west. If you do the shoreline trail, there's a lot of boulders and you might get stranded by the high tide. Its rather easy for the fit person. Nice views and fresh air. You can see birds and the occasional eagle and fishing hawk.

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Madeleine Daniels
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Bird watching

I've walked/ hiked the park for 40 years. Its in the Pacific Flyway. I've seen many species right here . Eagles, Hummers, Woodpeckers, Swans, Bufflehead, Bluebirds and Vultures to name just few. Bring your binoculars.

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Gordon Barlow
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Hiking

Easy to do, and plenty of trails easily viewed on google maps. Do this two or three times a week anywhere from 3 to 7 miles [if you do Dillon Point Rd]

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Amber Michele
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Hiking

Great hike with lots of trails to choose from. All paths have great sights. Parking cost $6 cash or check only so that would’ve been nice to know before arriving but atms and stores are near by to get cash. Well worth it and looking forward to going back and trying more trails. Also pretty cool that here’s a botanical garden with in the park as well. Highly recommend

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Angel Sprague
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Trisha Reece
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Hiking

Several different trails to choose from in this park. Started off on this trail and started to wonder. Ended up on the shore line. The dogs loved to cool down & swim. Enjoyed dogs are allowed on the trails. We ended up doing 3.5miles. But walking along that shore line was a workout. It's really rocky.

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Kyle Maitland
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Walking

Nice easy walk. Not challenging at all while offering some great scenery and a nice breeze ☺️ Paid the 6 dollars to support our State Parks & the lady out at the gate was really nice & helpful. Will definitely be coming back to do some more exploring.

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Linda Pinfold
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Very pretty and scenic. Great views!

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Nathan Tsang
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Hiking

I started from the Benicia Bay trail at the Glen Cove to Benicia State Park (Dillion Point). The hike is full of splendid views of the Carquinez Strait, Benicia and Alfred Zampa bridges, Mount Diablo and Carquinez Regional Shoreline. Total distance was 6 miles and the hike was rated as easy since the trail is hilly but not steep.

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Ashley Elliott
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Hiking

Great for a day walk, but beware of ticks! Both my husband and I got bit after our walk out here.

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Kyle Cameron
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Beautiful view from the end point. Take the road (by car, foot, or bike) to the dead end and you will enjoy it! The trails are flat for the most part but if you want a challenge go up the hill towards glen cove. There are several trails above the main road that loop back. Parking costs about $6. You can park for free if you search for it.

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Mike Stauber
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A nice walk if you're looking to get out and about without too much challenge. It takes you through the park marshland and around the bay. The point at the end is nice and there are some picnic spots. Dogs welcome, but bring your own bags because the dispensers are usually empty

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john ayson
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Frances Timsovic
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