Cedar Roughs Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews

Cedar Roughs Trail is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Saint Helena, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
803 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

washed out

This hike traverses one of the most fascinating but inhospitable areas in the Wine Country, exploring Pope Creek before climbing through remote country to an awesome overlook high above rustic Pope Valley. NOTE: If Pope Creek is high, turn back rather than attempt an ill-advised crossing. When water levels are appropriate, cross the narrow channel to the grassy island and follow the path through vegetation, crossing more small channels amid the trees.

hiking
5 months ago

overall it’s a good little trail. i wouldnt have rated it ‘hard’, it’s more on the difficult side of moderate.

the beginning of the trail is tricky because you have to cross a creek that’s a little over a foot deep, so prepare to take off your shoes. the trail is surprisingly well marked though, and pretty basic uphill/downhill there and back. the view is below average for napa, but the lack of other hikers makes up for that. i did not see a single other person on the trail during the 2.5 hour trip, but there’s 4G at the backend of the trail so it makes up for the creepy isolation