Get Outside - 6 Wine Country Hikes You'll Love

January 8th, 2016 @ 11:00am Haley Sansom Napa Valley and Beyond 0 Napa, hiking

While Napa Valley and Sonoma County are known for amazing wine, there is also a plethora of gorgeous hiking trails! Explore new parts of the valley while getting a great workout with these hiking trails recommended by our Peju team.

Napa Valley

Robert Louis Stevenson State Park

This is by no means a short or easy hike, but the views at the end are worth it. This five-mile hike to the top of Mt. St. Helena offers sweeping views of the valley and much of the San Francisco Bay Area. The park is named after the famous author of Treasure Island, who spent his honeymoon in the area in 1880.

Parking: Free

Address: 3801 North St. Helena Hwy., Calistoga, CA

Image courtesy of Visit Napa Valley

Alston Park

Alston Park consists of 157 acres and has three miles of hiking trails open to horses, bikers, hikers and dogs. The trails take you through an old plum orchard and oak-dotted grassland. The hikes offer gorgeous views of the valley and feature areas where dogs are allowed off leash.

Parking: Free

Address: 2099 Dry Creek Road, Napa, CA

Skyline Wilderness Park

Skyline Park features 25 miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The main trail is an easy 2.5-mile walk and leads to a lake and the ridge trail provides a more rigorous workout with gorgeous valley views. The park also offers barbecue and picnic areas that you can enjoy before or after your hike. Parking: $5

Address: 2201 Imola Ave., Napa, CA

Westwood Hills Park

If you’re looking for a short, but intense, workout, then Westwood Hills is for you. The hike is only three miles round-trip but consists of a lot of incline. The trails take you through groves of oak trees and grassy meadows and provide beautiful views of the valley throughout.

Parking: Free

Address: 3107 Browns Valley Rd., Napa, CA

Sonoma Country

Foothill Regional Park 

Foothill Regional Park contains hiking, biking and horseback riding trails featuring gorgeous views of Sonoma County and three lakes throughout the park. While swimming is not permitted in the lakes, fishing is, and bass and bluegill are often caught in the ponds. The park features a total of 6.8 miles of trails with both long and short route options. We also love that this park allows you to bring dogs on a leash!

Parking: Free (street)

Address: 1351 Arata Lane, Windsor, CA

Spring Lake

Spring Lake is a very popular weekend destination in Santa Rosa. The park is filled with different trails, from paved cement trails that are great for strollers to rural trails wide enough for only single-file lines. The park features a gorgeous lake and multiple benches along the trails to stop and observe the view.

Parking: Free in main lot

Address: 393 Violetti Rd., Santa Rosa, CA

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