Bald Hill via Oat Mine Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Bald Hill via Oat Mine Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Calistoga, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,371 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
6 months ago

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.

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hiking
6 months ago

Saturday, April 04, 2015