Running from Solano Community College on the southwest edge of town and into the town of Fairfield, the Fairfield Linear Park Path provides convenient bike access to the action on campus and in the city center.
Once leaving the college, the first 3 miles of the path follow closely beside Interstate 80 through open farmland, passing some light industrial areas along the way. In this section, the path is fenced on both sides, so there is limited access. Mature trees provide considerable shade, and bicycle bridges provide passage across several small streams.
At about the 3-mile mark the trail crosses under I-80 and abruptly changes character. The surface changes from asphalt to concrete, streetlights appear and the trail winds through quiet residential subdivisions. There is easy trail access at multiple points on this section, as well as plenty of benches and picnic tables, and two tot playgrounds. The area is extensively landscaped and well maintained, providing a pleasant park-like atmosphere.
Nearby residents make full use of this part of the trail for dog walking, biking, evening strolls and family gatherings. For now the trail ends at Dover Avenue. If you're in Fairfield in mid-August, check out Fairfield's popular Tomato Festival and West Coast Barbeque Championship. You're also very close to several wineries in Suisun Valley.
Parking and Trail Access
To reach the Solano Community College trailhead, exit Interstate 80 at Abernathy Road and go north for 0.5 mile. You will cross over the bike path, which is adjacent to I-80. At 1.7 miles turn left on Rockville Road. Proceed to Suisun Valley Road and turn left. Go 0.3 mile to Solano Community College. The bike path starts at the rear of the large campus behind the soccer fields and adjacent to a small bridge leading over a culvert to the school baseball field.
To reach the Solano Mall trailhead, exit I-80 at Travis Boulevard. Go east 0.5 mile to Solano Mall. There is ample parking at Solano Mall. The trail starts at the PARCOURSE sign in the grassy park area on the other side of Travis Boulevard, near the intersection of Solano Mall Road and Travis Boulevard. Solano Mall Road is one of the main entrances to the mall; a traffic light aids in crossing busy Travis Boulevard.
There is parking on Dana Avenue east of the intersection with Pennsylvania Avenue.