Mount St. Helena Trail For Mountain Biking
The 45th most popular mountain bike trail in California.
Friday 12 August 2016 01:38 GMT
Northeast of Calistoga in the Robert Louis Stevenson State Park, the Mount St. Helena Trail is 11.6 mile round-trip mountain biking trip to Mount St. Helena (4,343) along a fireroad west of the parking area. This packed dirt fire road lined with madrona and pine offers stunning vista after vista down the Napa Valley and vineyards. On a clear day, its been told that one can see into San Fran. If this heart pounding climb isn t enough, on the way back try the side trail up South Peak, or check out the two other fire roads in the Robert Louis Stevenson State Park.
To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Calistoga, head northeast on SR29 from 7.6 miles to the small Robert Louis Stevenson State Park parking area.
Continue west up SR29 for 300 feet to reach the beginning of the fire road and the trail on the left. Head up the fireroad for 5.8 miles to the summit. If this heart pounding climb isnt enough, on the way back try the side trail up South Peak.
Overall, Mount St. Helena Trail is the 45th most popular mountain bike trail of all 132 mountain biking rides in California. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Mount St. Helena Trail including Boggs Mountain State Forest, Oat Hill Mine Trail, Las Posades / Pacific Union College Trails, Skyline Park and Annadel State Park.