Bay Area Ridge Trail: Skyline Wilderness Park and Napa Solano Ridge

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Skyline Wilderness Park

Bay Area Ridge Trail: Skyline Wilderness Park and Napa Solano Ridge is a 9.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Napa, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Length9.4 miElevation gain1847 ftRoute typeOut & back
CampingHikingHorseback ridingMountain bikingForestLakeRiverViewsWildlifeRockyFeeNo dogs
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East of Napa State Hospital in the southern foothills of Napa Valley, this out-and-back trail is for hardy hikers and careful equestrians and mountain bikers; it is a narrow, often rocky trail. After a steep climb in the first mile, the trail ambles through oak forests and high grasslands to views of North Bay marshes and mountains and then continues beside a perennial stream to the far reaches of the park. In October 2017, the Atlas Fire burned through most of Skyline Wilderness Park and re damage surrounds the Ridge Trail. In the months following the re, hundreds of damaged trees were removed. Start early, particularly on warm days, and take plenty of water. The trail arrives to Suscol Headwaters Park, which opened in 2020 and has several new trail slated to be opened by 2022. In addition to the vistas along the ridge, hikers may choose to enjoy the .2 mile-long Lookout Trail. There is a parking fee. Restrooms are available on this trail. For more information, see the Bay Area Ridge Trail page here: https://ridgetrail.org/skyline-wilderness-park-and-napa-solano-ridge-trail/ This trail description is excerpted from the 2019 Guidebook. For details on all of the Bay Area Ridge trails, trailheads and more buy the book from Wilderness Press: https://www.wildernesspress.com/product.php?productid=16685&cat=274&bestseller=Y

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John Parks
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Denise Funke
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Beautiful on a rainy day. A little muddy but not bad at all. Peaceful. One of my favorite places to hike. Many trails. No dogs allowed and $6 fee to park.

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Audrey duck
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John Murphy
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Carrie Sage
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Great hike! Lots of ups and downs and treelined areas. So pretty. I was tired at the end and that’s a good thing.

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Marlow Bruce
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Great workout. Good terrain with lots of sun and equally lots of trees/ shade. Can be crowded on a nice day. The renovated part of the trail is nice and pretty. The best views are along the ridge before you reach Pissoni Road, and just after that there is a great viewpoint. I saw a family of deer just as I started, not far from the trailhead. Also, lots of nearby trails and tangents if you want to take shortcuts, or explore from this trail.

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Joseph Medina
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jose bautista
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Jan Nishikawa
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Mimi Broderick
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Mark Naldoza
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Sara Wildey
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Gustavo Martinez
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Nickolas Hunt
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Stephen Khanoyan
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Sun Bee
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Zhanna K
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Dave Russell
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Mark Hall
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Eden McKinzie
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Peter Zhu
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Yannick Wets
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Ryan Scheidemantle
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James Hicks
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Gary McKinney
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MON5T3R THE G.O.A.T
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Victor Kryukov
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Tom Litle
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Paul Kang
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Jeryme B
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