Napa is so much more than just the wine (although it’s definitely a perk)!
The Napa Valley area is actually teeming with natural beauty and outdoor adventure. As a protected Agricultural Preserve filled with rugged mountain ranges, redwood trees, and sparkling streams and lakes, Napa Valley boasts over 53,000 acres of open space to explore.
Check out some of the best hikes near Napa:
- Bothe-Napa Valley State Park features over 10 miles of trails through coastal redwoods and Douglas fir trees. The park also offers swimming and picnicking if you’d like to make a day out of it! The entrance fee is $10 per vehicle.
- Set out on a beautiful wildflower-dotted nature trail on a strenuous, 5-mile hike up to the plunging George Waterfall. View the waterfall from the top, then hike up to the Silver Mine where the creek cascades over the top of the cave.
- Just north of St. Helena in the small town of Angwin is one of Napa Valley’s best-kept secrets. Linda Falls is a short hike yet spectacular hike that delivers the unbelievable sight of water rushing over the 50-foot falls. It’s best to visit after it rains.
- Skyline Wilderness Park features over 25 miles of trails, including a 2.5 mile trail that leads to Lake Marie. On a clear day, you can spot San Francisco Bay, Mt. Tamalpais and Mt. Diablo from the trail. The daily visitor’s fee is $5 per vehicle.
- Westwood Hills Park in Napa features 3 miles of trails through beautiful groves of oak trees and grassy meadows, offering expansive views of Napa. The park also has benches and picnic tables near the parking lot and along the trails.
After all that hiking, relax and recover at RiverPointe Napa Valley, a tranquil escape conveniently located in the heart of Napa near the local hikes and attractions.