River to Ridge Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Napa, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.4 miles Elevation Gain: 387 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

camping

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

This trail is great for those days you don't want to hike up a steep elevation but just want to get outdoors. It is a popular location for beginner mountainbikers The trail is well maintained and has a lot of shade. The trail is pretty narrow and you'll have to move to the side to let mountain bikers pass. At the end of the trail is Skyline Wilderness. The gate at hwy 221 opens at 8:00 AM and will close 2 hours prior to the main gate closing time. Park extended hours are 8:00 AM till 7:00 PM. (summer) The River to Ridge gate will close at 5:00 PM Park normal hours are 8:00 AM till 5:00 PM (winter). The River to Ridge gate will close at 3:00 PM.

Nice after work hike. Lots of shade. Good all around little trail. Suggest it to all types of hikers.

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2 months ago

I was pleasantly surprised by this trail. It's nicely wooded and explorative. It's an easy trek with wide pathways and surprisingly stunning views for such low elevation. The only downside is that it can be quite crowded with mountain bikers. Add a bonus to your trek by continuing on towards Kennedy Park where you can roam along the Napa river trail where you can see a lot of waterfowl, or even hit the restrooms.

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2 months ago

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6 months ago

This was a nice trail with a good parking lot. You have to cross a busy road to really get into the trail. It is only a up and back trail, no way to make a loop with out going out of your way to do so. The trail was nice and easy to fallow too.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Hurray, no dogs! The trail begins in town and traffic (park in a nicely paved lot to the left of Streblow Drive), and soon passes into a narrow path between two chain link fences as you escape civilization. After a bit of that, it opens up into a delightful, meandering, well-trod dirt & rock trail that goes all the way to Skyline Wilderness Park. It's definitely an easy hike, though not at all a waste of time.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

No dogs allowed.

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Nice, very few rocks.

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Make sure you’re out of the gate before 5pm; but if you do get locked in there’s a hole in the chain link fence about 10 meters back that you can crawl through then hop the non-barbed wire fence to the south of the locked gate to get out.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Closed, gate locked with a sign that says “entry only during posted park hours” that aren’t posted anywhere. 130 on a Sunday is a No I guess. ☹️

Monday, May 02, 2016

This was rocky but mostly flat grounds. Little to no shade throughout.... So make sure you bring sunblock! Also lots of horse poop on the trail. Be aware of snakes too, we saw a small one on the trail. There's a lot of bike riders on this trail too. There's a parking lot that you have to pay for parking which leads right into the trail but we turned into strebowl and found a free parking lot near the school! Have fun!

mountain biking
Saturday, March 22, 2014

This was great trail for my son's first official MTB ride. He struggled with the hilly fire road on the other trails but this one was perfect.

running
Monday, April 16, 2012

River to Ridge is a 1.5mi trail from Napa Valley College into Skyline Wilderness Park. Not a lot of elevation gain, but some nice rocky technical terrain. Great for hiking, biking, trail running & horseback riding.

hiking
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

This trail is great for those days you don't want to hike up a steep elevation but just want to get outdoors. The trail is well maintained and has a lot of shade. The trail is pretty narrow and you'll have to move to the side to let mountain bikers pass. At the end of the trail is Skyline Wilderness Park, so you could continue on another trail or go play frisbee golf. In the winter the trail can be closed due to flooding.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

We tried to tackle this one on Saturday May 13th and trying is where we stopped. Anyway, it was overgrown primarily because it's early in the season and there haven't been very many hikers up there yet. Overgrown usually isn't a problem unless the area is swarming with ticks.... which the hills around Solano county have plenty! Within the first 200 yards past the trail head we had at least 6 ticks crawling up our legs (that's at least 6 on each of us!) Anyway, this probably isn't such a bad hike when the ground is still damp and ticks aren't around, but if it's dry a.k.a hiking season! Then prep yourself with DEET... long pants... and check for ticks frequently!

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