Napa Valley is nestled within a mountainous landscape populated by scenic creeks, 100 year old trees, native wildlife and lakes, creating one of California’s most desirable, ad unknown, hiking destination. With so many things to do in Yountville sometimes planning a little getaway hike for fresh air and a picnic can be just what you need.
Hiking Trails in Napa Valley
Whether you are an avid hiker or you are looking for a family friendly excursion, Napa Valley has hiking options for all. From your Yountville starting point, you’ll need only to travel short distances north or south to find your ideal hiking trail.
Skyline Wilderness Park
Featuring 25 miles of trails overall, visitors can picnic and hike along a 2.5-mile trail that leads to Lake Marie. Alternatively, climb the more difficult ridge trail that takes you to a point where you can view San Francisco Bay and the surrounding mountaintops.
Robert Louis Stevenson State Park
Near Calistoga, you can trek along the 5-mile trail that leads to the top of Mt. St. Helena. On a clear day, you might be lucky enough to view Mt. Shasta (192 miles away) and the City of San Francisco.
Moore Creek Park and Trail
Just north and east of Yountville, five miles east of the wineries that line the Silverado Trail near Oakville and Rutherford, Moore’s Creek winds through the rugged Vaca Mountains. The Trail offers scenic views, plenty of natural features, and even some swimming holes that you can enjoy, weather permitting.
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
Starting just north of St. Helena, this Park offers the perfect family outing. Ten miles of hiking trails allow you to camp, picnic, hike, and even swim. Most notably, you can stroll quietly and reflect as you pass among the many redwoods, Douglas fir, and madrone trees.