Mosaics Hike to Bothe-Napa Valley State Park Coyote Peak
No classroom gatherings on Saturday, May 25, 2019
We will meet at Davis Community Church’s Staff Parking Lot at 8:45 am for carpooling and will leave together at 9 am on time. Total driving miles from Davis to the Bothe-Napa Valley State Park (3801 Saint Helena Hwy, Calistoga, CA 94515) is 76 miles (about 1 hour 30 minutes of driving time).
For those who come directly to the parking area near the trailhead of the Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, please meet the group at 10:45 am. We will start hiking at 11 am on time.
Please bring your own water and lunch.
Highlight of Coyote Peak Trail Hiking:
4.4 mile loop hike through redwood forest is easy, with some short steep stretches, and plenty of level ground. Total elevation change is about 800 feet.
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park is accessible right off Highway 29 and just down the street from downtown St. Helena. The park is located 5 miles north of St. Helena and 4 miles south of Calistoga on Highway 29/128. (Latitude/Longitude: 38.5376 / -122.5788)
Dogs are restricted to the camp and picnic areas and must be leashed.
Trail (1.5 miles) – starting from Ritchey Creek, this hike climbs up to 1170 feet to a point from which hikers can oversee Napa Valley.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the Napa Valley via a little slice of open space filled with some of the easternmost coastal redwood trees in the state. Located just north of St. Helena Bothe-Napa Valley State Park features a hiking loop with lots of variety and rewarding views.
We will start the hike alongside Ritchey Creek. The path eventually veers and rises steadily; near the summit, the trees give way and the trail becomes exposed. There good views just below Coyote Peak, where a break in the forest creates a wide-angle panorama of St. Helena and the Vaca Mountain Range.
For those people who choose, there will be time to explore and wine taste in the Napa Valley before returning home.
The park access fee is $8 per car. You can park right near the trailhead.
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