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

First thing, you have you pay a $5 dollar say use fee to hike. It's well worth the money if your up for the challenge. If you hike the whole loop, skyline trail to sugarloaf trail on to manzanita trail, your in for about a 3 hour walk. I started at 10:00 a.m. and finished at 1:00 p.m., covering 7.8 miles and 2,040 ft elevation change. I didnt see any rattlesnakes, hogs, deer, cougars etc. Does not mean that they are not there, so be mindful. I would not recommend bringing children, as some areas are very steep and slippery and it gets extremly hot. Bring lots of water and stay hydrated!! Overall a fun, tough hike. Have fun and be safe!!

perfect Saturday morning running trail.

trail running
16 days ago

Dry and extremely hot in the middle of the day. Recommend wearing long pants given the narrow trails and significant overgrowth.

hiking
25 days ago

Lots of signage to find the trails, many of which branch off this one. It's a well-shaded trail—road, actually—so it's great on a hot day. Pretty much up, up, up on the way to Lake Marie (which is not real impressive, but ok). If you have time, take another trail down instead of the road, just for interest's sake. Going up is not a difficult climb, just relentlessly uphill.

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.

No dogs allowed.

on Alston Park Loop Trail

hiking
1 month ago

The trail was fine. It's very wide and there were tons of dogs but there's really no shade at all. Towards the back theres a small offshoot that leads to a river bank but it's not really part of the trail.
If your dog is ok in dog parks this trail is great. There's a fenced in area for dogs next to one of the parking areas.

This is a short easy hike in Napa, that gets you enough elevation so see out into the valley. There is a free paved parking lot at the start. There are many alternative routes. This is definitely a local favorite.

Nice trails, very level...good walking and jogging...lots of birds including beautiful swans...

hiking
2 months ago

Nice, very few rocks.

2 months ago

lots of elevation change but beautiful in winter! some trails still recovering from fire

hiking
3 months ago

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.

The fire destroyed quite a bit of beautiful scenery but, it also created a different kind of beauty. I went off the "beaten path" as I tend to do. It is well worth the views. Do so at your own risk.

Loved this place, very peaceful and kids enjoy it as well

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful day in February (dry times) for this old guy to trapse around the hills. Good workout and nice views.

hiking
4 months ago

I did this hike after a couple of days of rain. Trails were a little wet and muddy but not terribly so that it wasn’t enjoyable. Being the middle of winter was also nice because ticks weren’t active. I have heard that they are prevalent during the spring and summer. There is minimal water source so bring your own. You will venture on a couple of creeks and small lake you could get water but be sure to filter. They had just reopened the trails. The fire had hit several sections and they had to clear away lots of burnt trees. Manzanita trail was hit hard. THe Tuteur loop trail was closed. This section is schedule to open in a couple of weeks. The hike had many open views of the Napa valley and even Benicia/Martinez area. A good mix of shade and open area. The hike from Skyline Trail to SugarLoaf Peak was steep and a narrow single track. The fire was evident here as well but one could see young growth already starting. There is biking, horseback as well. There is RV parking and tent camping at the park entrance if you want to make a night of it. Very clean and open. It took me 4.5 hours to do the 8.5 miles perimeters without the Tuteur Trail section. (Including a 30 minute lunch at the top of Sugar Loaf Peak)

Skyline has reopened! THANK YOU to all the volunteers who cleared burnt trees and other vegetation, repaired signs, and got the park back in shape. The rebirth is beautiful.

The Perimeter Loop is moderate except for the climb up to Sugarloaf and it's fairly steep in spots on the way down. It's a beautiful hike.

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. ☹️

This is a good hike and doesn't take that long. It's located very close to downtown Napa.

7 months ago

A bit hard to find the trail head from the parking lot but it's a great sunny day hike with deer and turkeys right up to the trail edges. Beautiful views of wineries, downtown Napa and Silverado Trail.

Love this trail. I live just down the road so go on it a lot. Definitely tons of wildlife - NOT the trail to zone out and listen to your music on! Pay attention to snakes, pigs, lizards, turkeys, and deer aplenty. I've never seen a wildcat but know many people who have! I like to go counter-clockwise to kick off the workout in high gear and then take it easy the rest of the time. Also a good out and back if you go counter-clockwise to the Lake Marie and back.

hiking
10 months ago

Watch for rattlesnakes!

Park closes at 6:15pm in the summer!!!!

Park closes at 6:15pm in the summer!!!!

This park closes at 6:15 in the summer!!!!!

mountain biking
11 months ago

Excellent and easy trail for a relaxing (Or fast paced) bike ride.

It's amazing that this area used to be a landfill when I was a kid. It's absolutely beautiful now. Recommend it. 4/5.
Be sure to stop at "Glass Beach."

One hour. Pretty vista. Water in the creeks still. Wide fire trail.

hiking
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Beautiful trail! A bit exposed to the sun at first, but shaded most of the way thereafter. Lots of lovely wild flowers, and a nice picnic area by the lake where you can relax and eat lunch. Definitely one of those trails that clears your mind of the clutter of every day.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

This was great on a weekday, I can only imagine that it would be crowded with mountain bikes on a weekend.

Did the skyline loop to lake marie trail as a run. Well, it was supposed to be a run. Skyline trail killed that plan early on - it's a bit steep for an out of shape fat guy to run much on for the first mile or so at least. Also, there was a lot of poison oak encroaching the trail in several sections, so be aware. If you do Skyline, definitely stick with it around Lake Marie, as that's by far the best part of the hike. I recommend the Chapparal-Lake Marie trail return to make it a full loop.

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