Suisun Hill Trail Hike

East Bay, California

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Suisun Hill Trail Hike


  • The trailhead.- Suisun Hill Trail Hike
  • The trail extends in either direction.- Suisun Hill Trail Hike
  • Cows use the barbed wire to scratch themselves.- Suisun Hill Trail Hike
  • Watch the planes landing at Travis Air Force Base.- Suisun Hill Trail Hike
  • Ground squirrel.- Suisun Hill Trail Hike
  • The ground squirrel hole.- Suisun Hill Trail Hike
  • Fairfied in the distance.- Suisun Hill Trail Hike
  • The short climb.- Suisun Hill Trail Hike
  • Grizzly Bay.- Suisun Hill Trail Hike
  • Benches donated by the Boy Scouts.- Suisun Hill Trail Hike
  • The road back to Fairfield.- Suisun Hill Trail Hike
  • - Suisun Hill Trail Hike
Overview + Weather
Nice views. Jet watching. Quick hike.
Jet noise. Cows.
East Bay, CA
Pets allowed: 
Net Elevation Gain: 
99.00 ft (30.18 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
1.20 mi (1.93 km)
Trail type: 
Trailhead Elevation: 
55.00 ft (16.76 m)
Current Local Weather:
Hike Description

Hike Description


The Suisun Marsh is the largest brackish tidal marsh in the western United States. Named after the Suisune Tribe of the area, the 116,000-acre tidal wetlands are home to Grizzly Island, a large waterfowl hunting preserve, and the Rush Ranch Wildlife Preserve and Educational Center. The wetlands are also home to countless bird, fish, and river otter species. Various agricultural and development projects over the last century damaged these wetlands, but recent rehabilitation projects have begun to restore the Suisun Marsh to it's former beauty.

This very short 1.5-mile loop climbs 100 feet to the top of Suisun Hill, giving 360-degree views of the marshlands as well as Fairfield, Suisun City, and the massive military jets taking off and landing at the nearby Travis Air Force Base. Park along the road opposite the Rush Ranch entrance and enter through the gate. Follow the trail signs until you reach the intersection of the loop. Embark in either direction and join the small herd of cows as you continue along the loop. Cow dung and ground squirrel holes litter the trail, so watch your footing. Once you reach the top of the hill, take a break on the benches that were donated by the Boy Scouts before you return to your car.

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