Hiking The Skyline Park

The 46th most popular hiking trail in California.

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East of Napa, the Skyline Wilderness Park spreads over two rolling mountains and has a range winding trails totaling 18 miles. A good starter route begins with a 600 feet vertical climb up old Lake Marie Road for 2.5 miles up to the lake. Then follow the trail counter-clockwise around the lake. Continue up the Skyline Trail to the valley overlook and continue on for the 4.5 mile rolling descent back. More? Try ascending Sugarloaf Mountain via the Rimrock Trail over 1200 vertical.

To reach the hiking trailhead from Napa on SR29, exit onto Imola Avenue heading east to its end.

Overall, Skyline Park is the 46th most popular hiking trail of all 88 hikes in California. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Skyline Park including Boggs Mountain State Forest, Mount St. Helena Trail and Annadel State Park.

Skyline Park Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Skyline Park (707) 252-0481; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; Napa Visitors (800) 428-5612.

Recommended Book:  "100 Classic Hikes In Northern California" from John Soares

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Skyline Park CG; Napa Valley Lodge (707) 944-2468

Luxury Loding:  Golden Haven Hot Springs, Calistoga (707) 942-6793; Auberge du Soleil

Breakfast Restaurant:  The Diner, Yountville

GPS:  38.277, -122.251

Date Published:  12/29/2015

Date Updated:  7/18/2016

ID:  13154

Skyline Park Hiking Map


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