Blue Rock Springs Park Trail

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Blue Rock Springs Park Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Vallejo, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

3.8 miles
780 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers

no dogs

Hilly grasslands with craggy rock formations. View of Carquinez Strait. This is a part of the Bay Area Ridge Trail. It is an out and back and can be as short or long as one wants to hike. It's a great oasis among the SF Bay Area urban sprawl to enjoy a hike or run, any time of the year. If you are in to wildlife, there is an added treat of free roaming peacocks which are found at the beginning of the trail and in the park. Great view of the upper part of SF Bay.

1 month ago

I got to help build this trail when I was 10 years old.
It's great to see it's still there, not so great to see it in such a sorry state, Thorny bushes block your way, the local cows damage the path during rainy months, and ticks are a constant threat. In the end, your only payoff is a long, unobstructed view of Vallejo's shopping district.

It's great for a quick escape outdoors or a trail run, or prep or hiking season.

2 months ago

Great views but the trail is in terrible condition, completely overgrown with thorny plants. We had to turn back only a half mile in. Unless you have thick pants I’d advise against this hike.

4 months ago

Great hike if you enjoy wading through sticker bushes, being covering in ticks, and rattle snake threats.

9 months ago

Not a difficult trail by any means, small bits of rocky terrain to cross. There are a couple of steeper shortcuts if you want to make it slightly challenging at points.
It is an out and back, but has nice views.

trail running
Monday, August 07, 2017

As a beginning trail runner, I was stoked on the technical aspects of this trail: easy hills, some rocks and cracked mud to dodge and climb, alternate routes with varying difficulty, etc.
It's August, so maybe that's why I didn't have problems with stickers, mud, ticks, or horse shit. Plus (on a Monday morning) there was no one else on the trail... except a few cows and lots of scurrying rodents.
Even though the trailhead is at a park/dumpsite and the stunning suburbs are in view throughout the hike, I'll come back to run this trail again because it's close and it's good technical training for my skill level.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Could not get past 1/4 mile. Went with wife and 6 year old. The path was overcome with sticker bushes couldn't squeeze by with out getting stuck with thorns. Trail not wide enough for my little 6 year old to pass through without catching a thorn to the face. We were really looking forward to a nice hike up to the ridge but had to turn back. If the over growth on the trail was cut back it would have been a nice little hike.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

This trail might be a nice one in the summer but dear god avoid the wet months. I thought there'd be enough break in the rain to dry out the path but I was wrong. It was very muddy and that coupled with it being a cow trail meant that the trail was completely torn up. Not too much climb after the beginning, and pretty hillside but do it well into the hiking season went the path is in better shape, otherwise risk getting stuck in the mud or twisting an ankle.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Took my 2 and 4 year old daughters on this trail and was surprised they were able to hang the whole time. Thorns were a little over grown and eye level to my kids face so my husband and I had to carry them through that part of the trail. Other then that, was very enjoyable and fun trail. Would love to do again.

Monday, February 08, 2016

The thorns were not a problem...even wearing shorts like I was. The trail was heavily destroyed due to many horseback riders who also use the trail. Although being an experienced hiker and outdoorsman It makes it really hard for hikers to walk on the trail when the trail head is destroyed. I almost rolled my ankle three times just by trying to walk through heavily destroyed portions of the trail. There is also ALOT of horse and cow shit everywhere on the trail. There is more shit on that trail in 10 feet then the amount of people who walk that trail daily. It's almost ridiculous. The trail is very easy. No extreme elevation and mostly flat and dry.

I will have to say....there was a beautiful portion of trail once you cross the private road that runs through the park. Once you get far enough over the first hill you will see a large rock formation that over looks Vallejo (who doesn't love to see Lowe's and giant subdivisions on a hike?) You can climb the rock formation but only with proper experience and training. I must say...after you climb to the top. It was the only good thing about that hike. ...and bring a beer for the top.

Monday, January 20, 2014

My daughter (12 yo), husband and I took the hike this morning for the first time. Beautiful views, ran into 3 other people in the full 2 hour hike. Not sure if I would run the trail alone.... But worth a second visit with the family. I saw a sign at the park entrance "no dogs" does that include the trail?

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Where really thick pants and thick shoes!!! Ouch.

trail running
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

This trail could have been really awesome if it weren't for these spiky thorny weeds that were growing over into the trail every where. Wear long thick pants and thick shoes...I got poked on the toe and it friggin hurt!! I got off the trail when I hit a private road and ran back on the main road. Maybe in the winter it will be better.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

I decided to try this trail. I had been in the park before but never saw the trail head. I paid my $5 since I'm not a Vallejo resident and started my hike. It is an easy hike. Although it was a hot afternoon I was able to get a comfortable sweat and raise my HR a little. I think I went beyond the limits of this hike because I was able to walk for almost 2 hours and enjoy the high view of Vallejo and the Bay from there. Some wild flowers and cattle. A couple of other people hiking but not a big deal. I was hoping for a more challenging hike but this one was not too disappointing at the end. Almost 3 hours round trip and didn't pick any bugs.

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