Rockville Park Trail
Location: Solano County, Ca
Features: Hiking trails, bird watching, bouldering, dog friendly, scenic views.
A park having 600 acres of grassland and oak woodlands, Rockville Hills Regional Park is home to diverse habitats and a dense broadleaf forest. The property was purchased in the 1960’s by the City of Fairfield with the original intention of developing the land into a golf course. Instead, it became a park filled with interesting trails.
Most of the park is comprised of oak savannah, with some grassland and topsoil covering volcanic rock. The park contains about 50 acres of chaparral, mostly chamise and manzanita. Apart from those mentioned, poison oak and coyote bush are also common finds. In springtime, linanthus, bluedicks, and clarkia can be seen.
It is best to follow the recommended trail. Start at the trail head and walk uphill. Ascend through the grassland until you come across dramatic rock formations. However, be vigilant. Aside from dense vegetation, rattlesnakes and king snakes have been spotted in the area. Moreover, there are also other interesting wildlife seen in the area such as songbirds, wild turkeys, and deers.
Top 3 Adventure Hacks
1) Feel Good, Look Good During The Hike
Rockville park is conveniently located near Fairfield. The trails are defined, flat, and relatively easy – there are even sections of paved road. You can definitely hike with style as the trail is not that challenging.
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2) Hike With Your Dog
Rockville Park Trail is a dog-friendly place, with entry fee of USD 1. The trail has plenty of ponds and picnic tables around the pond. The trail is easy and overlooks a panoramic view of Green Valley Hills.
3) Enjoy The Ambiance
The park is mostly comprised of oak savannah, with some grassland and topsoil covering volcanic rock. The area has about 50 acres of chaparral, mostly chamise and manzanita. Apart from interested flora, the area also features interesting rock formations.