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Park Info

Address
Staging area on Crockett Blvd. just south of Pomona St.
Crockett, CA
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Phone Numbers
925-228-0112
Toll Free: 888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757), option 3, extension 4521

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Maps
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Park/Gate Hours
Nov - Feb
  8:00am - 5:00pm
Mar
  8:00am - 6:00pm
Apr
  8:00am - 7:00pm
May - Aug
  8:00am - 8:00pm
Sep
  8:00am - 7:00pm
Oct
  8:00am - 6:00pm

Park Events
Click HERE for upcoming events

Parking Fee
No fee

Dog Fee
No fee

Grazing Information
Grazing in the Parks

Camping Reservations
No reservable campgrounds

Picnic Reservations
No reservable sites

Emergency Number
911

EBRPD Headquarters
1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757

Park Update

Trail Update
No update.

Grazing Update
Cattle are rotated through different sections of the park by the grazing tenant during the year. Cattle are currently in the area south of Cummings Skyway.

Crockett Hills Regional Park

Crockett Hills Regional Park

 

About The Park

Located outside of the town of Crockett, the 1,939 acres of Crockett Hills Regional Park were likely hunting and gathering grounds for Native Americans, later were nineteenth century ranchlands, and more recently were part of the industrial history of the region. The original ranch barn, milkhouse, and corrals can still be seen in the Crockett Ranch staging and picnic area. The park ranges in elevation from 150-800 feet, offering views of San Pablo Bay, the Delta, Mount Tamalpais, and Mount Diablo. Trails include a 4.5-mile segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail.

The topograpy of Crockett Ranch Regional Park and the adjoining Carquinez Regional Shoreline consists of open, rolling grasslands, wooded ravines, eucalyptus-shaded meadows, and river shoreline. Multi-purpose trails provide access to canyon views and ridgetop vistas.

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Park Features

Vegetation

The major plant communities that occur in Crockett Hills Regional Park includes plant species typical of annual grassland, oak woodland, and coastal scrub vegetation. Localized wooded communities composed of oak and oak/bay woodland and buckeye can be found in protected east-facing slopes and ravines.

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Wildlife

The park's grasslands provide habitat to western meadowlark, horned lark, house finch, western bluebird, and American goldfinch. Valley oaks offer perches and nest sites for the red-tailed hawk, American kestrel, golden eagle, northern harrier, great horned owl, and barn owl. Cooper's hawks depend on the riparian ravines for nesting and for providing cover for ambushing prey. Mammals include the gray fox, mule deer, raccoon, eastern fox squirrel, Botta's pocket gopher, and other species. Small rodents are prey to gopher snakes, sharp-tailed snakes, and western garter snakes.

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Park Activities

Hiking, running, biking, dog walking and horseback riding are some of the popular activities in the park. There are picnic tables at the Crockett Ranch Staging Area.

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To Reach The Park

From I-80 in San Francisco, take I-80 east toward Oakland. Exit #27 toward Port Costa/Crockett. Turn left on Pomona Street. Turn right onto Crockett Blvd. and right again into staging area. From I-80 in Sacramento, take I-80 west toward San Francisco. Take the Pomona Street exit at Crockett. Turn right onto Crockett Blvd. and right again into staging area. From Hwy. 4 west, take the Vallejo/Crockett exit onto Cummings Skyway. Turn right on Crockett Blvd and left into the staging area.

Click here for public transit information or call 511 (TDD (hearing impaired line)/TTY: 1-800-448-9790) to confirm transit information.

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Trail Map

Click the map image below to see an enlarged version.

Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline - Trail Map

Directions for navigating the enlarged map:
When the enlarged version of the map opens click on the 'Full Expand' icon in the lower right hand corner of the map to see the 'Actual Size' map.
'Full Expand' icon > Full Expand

When the 'Actual Size' map is viewable, you can 'Click-Hold and Drag' the mouse button (left on a PC) to reposition the map, as desired.

'Single-Click' on the 'Enlarged' or 'Actual Size' map to return to the park page.