Explore the most popular birding trails in Robert Louis Stevenson State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great hike easy hike. Lots of interesting geology and wildflowers when I went in late April. If starting at the trail head, I would only attempt with a high clearance vehicle. The road leading to the trail head is very rough.

An all day hike. The fall and spring are the best times for this trail.

hiking
26 days ago

Rocky trail, very pretty

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike; Halfway through the hike someone had placed a really cool labyrinth made out of the local rocks. The hike up to that point is fairly easy; after that it gets a little steep ( not bad going down but challenging on the way back). It was fun though; almost like a mini canyon scramble.

hiking
1 month ago

The scenery is amazing and the miles are long - start early and bring sunscreen!

This trail is stunning - both the views and the variety of terrain you’ll encounter: many exposed roots and rocks of all types (small, large, jagged, smooth, loose and secure). This was definitely “difficult” with several sections not runnable. I was not feeling well and had to hike/walk more than I planned and didn’t complete the entire Out and Back. There are sections where I had to scramble through larger rocks and downed trees, which made it easy to go off course if you’re not paying attention (like me). Fortunately I had just purchased the PRO version and had downloaded the map so I was able to bushwhack and find another switchback of the trail.

What an awesome view on top!!! I was confused on what side to start on... coming from Napa I went left side of road. Not totally sure now if this was table rock. I think it’s on the right side, lol. Anyway... so pretty at the top. Started with a ton of switch backs to a road then from the road you get to the top. Gorgeous! Even though trees are burnt the beauty is still there. On the way down I was looking for the sign back to the switch backs and I got lost. I had to track back along the road which was not the safest but it was better then back tracking 30min and another hour down. Anyway, totally worth it just the sign needs to be more in view to get back down on the trail not the road.

hiking
2 months ago

Lots of ups and downs with absolutely amazing views. You’ll earn them with the elevation gains and losses. The terrain is varied and keeps it interesting. Can be chilly with the wind so bring a windbreaker if it might be cool. Hiking poles really helped.

One of my favorite hikes of all time but it does require you to pay close attention to where you place your feet and your poles if you use them. From Table Rock TH down to Oathill Mine TH, the elevation change is not that great, maybe 500 ft all in all. But the terrain is "busy". An unrelenting rock and boulder party there to trip you up at every step. Some scrambling but nothing technical. The views are spectacular and because many people dislike the terrain, it's rarely busy.

Stunning views with varying landscape.

Awesome trail and views. Dog friendly off the leash. We did the 4miles one and was espectacular!

I loved this trail. I would rate this closer to hard. The views were amazing. And the challenge was perfect. I can’t wait to do it again. If you’re going to do it, do to the end. Climb the rock and enjoy those views.

I would say this trail is about 50/50 in the shade and sun which is nice during cooler days, but would be a bit uncomfortable in the summer. The views however are amazing. At about 2.5 mile, you start to see really incredible views of the vineyards and grasslands with the best view at the end of the trail. The trail is rocky for most parts and there's a steady incline the entire way. I would rate it about easy-moderate. Easy if you regularly hike, but a little of a challenge if you're just getting into hiking. The trail also has 1 mile markers along the way which is helpful to know how far you've gone.

hiking
3 months ago

The drive to/from here is so beautiful! We got to the trailhead around noon on a Saturday and there were still a few parking spots left.

My bf & I stopped about halfway in to have lunch on the giant boulders and WOW, what an amazing view! The labyrinth area was pretty cool too. The next mile though after the rock mazes wasn't as easy as the first. When you reach the top of Table Rock, you essentially get the same views as you did with that first stop on the giant boulders. So if you want to take it easy, stop by the first boulders, check out the labyrinth below, and then turn around. But if you are willing and able, definitely hike the whole thing! Just be careful at the top - it is super windy up there!

This is one of the cleanest trails I've seen in terms of trash and dog poop (great job people!). There's lots of shade and it wasn't too busy when I went on a Saturday afternoon. It took us about 2 1/2 hours to complete (with lunch and picture breaks included) so it wasn't too bad. The trail however is very rocky and not suitable for young children or for those with injuries.

hiking
3 months ago

We only had time to hike 4 miles but the views were so nice.

hiking
3 months ago

Absolutely loved this hike, even though the uphill was a little rough on the way back. Definitely wear good shoes/boots because it's pretty rocky. The views are amazing from the overlook and there's a spot on the trail where it was clear enough to see Mt. Shasta on the horizon!

Fun short but strenuous hike through woods and volcanic rock formations with fabulous views. The first mile is moderate with a few rocky spots, the second mile is very rocky and parts are steep. A few muddy/slippery spots in January a week after rains but nothing you can’t handle. The views down Napa Valley from Table Rock are worth the effort. If you want to take it easy you can turn around after about a mile at the cairn and rock labyrinth formations which are a fun surprise.

hiking
3 months ago

A lot harder than I thought it’d be but amazing nonetheless!

I love this entire area! This entrance is my favorite. This trail can be accomplished as an out and back in two - 3 directions or a long loop going to Table Rock which would be considered a hard hike. Fabulous stone features, the area escaped the fires. We hiked an out then North and back (5mi total) prior to new year's.

This is the best hike I’ve been on in a long time. It’s true hiking trails. No paved roads. You have to pass over streams and climb down rocks and exposed tree roots. It is a tough hike with beautiful views.

More difficult than expected but the short distance makes it very manageable. Loved the variation in landscape and the astounding views!

By far one of my favorite hikes around the valley. It does get crowded on weekends so get there early. Trail is a bit rocky and is a good climb but levels out once you get to the ridge. Good all year long, but bring lots of water and sun protection on hot days.

hiking
4 months ago

was a quick moderate hike. 2.2 miles each way, with good signage along the route. Some portions are very rocky and steep.

What’s left of Holm’s homestead is a bit if a let down but this hike was amazing and I would definitely do it again. The views were spectacular. Trail was very rocky and lots of mountain bikers. Mile marker 4 has the best view.

on Table Rock Trail

hiking
5 months ago

It's a good workout, though short, but harder than expected, more than half of the way is rocky, and some part is steep. The view seen on the Table Rock is fantastic.

hiking
5 months ago

Great Hike. Mountain Bikes also use this trail. No definite summit or peak. Old wagon wheel marks visible in the rocks on the way up. Great views nonetheless.

Stunning views, moderate difficulty. I was glad to have hiking boots rather than my typical trail runners, especially for parts of the trail a few miles beyond Table Rock. We did this hike in November & it was a great time of year to appreciate the fall leaves, hills slowly turning green, and the cool weather. I'm not sure that I would repeat this hike mid-summer as many miles are along exposed hillsides.
A welcomed surprise was the ice cold pint from the pizza joint we enjoyed across the street from the trail head on the Calistoga side...such a nice way to end the 11+ mile journey!

Good hike. Pretty steep but short.

2.5 hours round trip. At times I wasn't sure if I was going the correct way. More difficult than I thought. Need good shoes and at least 2L of H2O!

hiking
10 months ago

Great short trail for when you want a great hike but you don't have a ton of time! Loved the workout. Great views and loved all the rocks to see along the way. Be cautious as some areas are more difficult you can easily lose your footing.

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