Explore the most popular hiking trails near American Canyon with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on Newell Open Space Preserve

3 days ago


Fear hits! Due to wildfires, we didn’t see as far as we would have, but it was a great hike!

This is a really nice park for hiking, camping, horse back ridding and even peddle bike riding.
From easy to hard trails with great views.

6$ cash parking fee required. And only open fri-mon 9am-4pm

Love the views and great for a trail run!

6 months ago

This trail is usually well kept, however it has gone on the wayside as of late. The trail is overgrown, although still hikeable. The ticks are out in serious force. By the time I had noticed, I had a good 30 ticks on my pant legs. Given the trail is overgrown, it gives ticks ample tall grass to cling in wait, while you go walking through the path. If it was groomed properly, this wouldn't be nearly as bad a problem. I did contact the organization responsible for the trail and gave them a heads up.

Lots of long grass, little visability, no view at the summit. Overall not worth it.

Beautiful during the green seasons. Amazing landscape of rolling green hills, pops of color from wildflowers, and sweeping views of the Bay Area. The hills are perfect for working out, and the ground is soft so it will be easy on the feet and knees. Zero shade, so take a hat, and start early in warmer months.

Beautiful in the spring! Super green and beautiful wild flowers

11 months ago

Great hike in cooler weather, though I imagine in summer would be quite hot with lack of shade. Be aware that trail is very uneven due to cow traffic. Great views from the top of the ridge.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

This is a nice hike if you live in the area due to its convenience. A lot of the trails are uneven due to the cows' hoof prints so it's important to step carefully so you don't sprain an ankle. Nice views of the San Pablo Bay along with all the area peaks (Mt. Tam, Mt. Diablo, Mt. Saint Helena). You can expand your hike by entering Lynch Canyon Open Space Preserve which connects with Newell OSP.

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Very nice view

Starts off at the base of the entrance of Hiddenbrooke Golf Club right off of the highway by way of paved walkway. Trail head begins off of this walkway and is full of great views. At some points only mountains and valleys are viewable. At the peak, you can view the highway as well as the country club as well as bordering neighborhood. Great hike! Lots of small rodents!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The scenery was great, stopped at the gate though after another hiker warned us of snakes beyond the gate. Hiked 2 miles.

trail running
Thursday, August 10, 2017

At first I was confused about the paved walkway that runs parallel to Hiddenbrooke Lane, but the trailhead breaks off to the right and into the hills after a short distance.
I jogged most of the way to the summit and back down (except the steeper hills and areas where I had to tread lightly over stickers) and opted to turn left at the top and head back down via switchbacks where the trail meets back up with the road farther up.
Once at the summit, housing development comes into view and it's an interesting contrast to the cows and grass and hills you just came through.
It worked well for me to end the run with pavement because by this time I was hot and tired and grateful for the shade offered by the planted trees alongside so I just moseyed back to the parking area.
Will be back!

Great trail, with lots of views. You will start sweating early since Skyline Trail has lots of ups early on. Rim Rock is quite a bit of a workout, but you won't find too many people up there, if at all. For an easier loop, cut back at Chaparral. Allow yourself some extra time to sit by the lake and take in the scenery. If you are doing the Rim Rock - there's a few great spots in the shade for lunch.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Good stuff! Was muddy when we went. Great views!

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Great workout, easy to follow trail, amazing views.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Awesome views to the southwest including the southern Napa valley, San Pablo Bay, Napa-Sonoma marshes, north bay hills, and Mount Tamalpais. Be aware that cattle grazing is allowed here and there are lots of prickly and thorny bushes in spots along the trail. The north loop trail closes during raptor breeding season. Trailhead had a port-a-potty, but no running water. Nice cool breeze out of the west when there is fog at the coast, but can be hot and exposed in summer.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Bummed that the north trail was closed but an easy uphill hike!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

It was a great view. I just didn't like how the road was messed up, but other than that, it's pretty nice.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Gorgeous! Running or hiking. The north side of the loop is closed though so you have to go out and back.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Really hard to find never really got there but the view while trying to was pretty.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Beautiful in the spring. Rolling green hills. The noise from the creek.

This looked like a great run but I couldn't find a trailhead. I found a gated road along Newell that worked but it sounded like an official trail?!?!

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