The Carquinez Strait Regional Park is 1,400 acres along the Sacramento River that comes in two parts. A new section, the George Miller Trail opened last fall for walkers and bicyclists and connects the two sections.
It is another portion of the Bay Trail.
The trail weaves in an out around the hills and offers views across the river to Benicia
We came through Crockett to the park. We made a slight detour into Port Costa. The town was founded in 1879 as a ferry stop for trains coming from Benicia and on to the Oakland Pier. It was a busy port for wheat shipments. When California’s wheat production dropped and the Benicia-Martinez Bridge was built in 1930, Port Costa went by the wayside.You can still see an active train line just below the trail.
Words by Lynn Millar, pictures by Lynn and Mike Millar, available upon request.
For more information and directions: Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline.
Other info: Portapotties at trailhead, picnic tables and trash cans.
Hours: Check park website for hours – basically 8am to sunset.
Dogs: okay on leash
Fees: No. Gotta love the East Bay Regional Parks – enough tax base to not have park fees.
Another entrance from the west part of the park.