Trancas Crossing Park is located on Old Soscal Road and Trancas Street behind the bank. The 33-acre open space has educational features, including a sculpture that identifies flood stages for the last 30 years. A paved trail meanders in a figure eight for about a mile for great views of native plants and grasses. There are two spots that provide access to the river and allow boaters to pull out. The upper parking lot has flush toilets and handicap spots are available across the bridge at the trailhead.
About the Napa River
The Napa River drains 426 square miles over 50 miles from Mount St. Helena to the San Pablo Bay. Consisting of 47 tributaries, the Napa River is home to chinook salmon, steelhead, bluegill, black bass, striped bass, and sturgeon — among other non-game fish. The river is a fantastic spot for bird watching as it is home to water birds, song birds, birds of prey, wood peckers, and quail. Mammals — including beaver, river otter, mink muskrat, raccoon, deer, fox, coyote, and bobcat — utilize the water system and can be spotted with careful consideration. Harbor porpoise swim as far upstream as the Oxbow and can be spotted eating smelt. The river is also host to a variety of parks and trails for recreational purposes.