Hiking The Boggs Mountain State Forest

The 10th most popular hiking trail in California.

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North of Napa Valley, the 3,500 acre Boggs Mountain State Forest has a lengthy network of trails shared by hikers and bikers through madrona, redwood and whispering pine. There are 22 miles of unimproved roads and more than 14 miles of non-motorized use trails that cover a variety of terrain including meadows, ridge tops, and dense forests.

To reach the trailhead from Calistoga, follow SR29 northeast for 9.5 miles into Middletown. Turn left heading northwest on SR175 for 9.5 miles through Cobb. Turn right onto Forestry Drive (FS500) towards the forest fire station and park near the helipad. Trail maps are usually available on a kiosk.

Overall, Boggs Mountain State Forest is the 10th most popular hiking trail of all 88 hikes in California. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Boggs Mountain State Forest including Mount St. Helena Trail, Skyline Park and Annadel State Park.

Boggs Mountain State Forest Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Boggs Mountain State Forest (707) 928-4378; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; Lake County Visitors (800) 525-3743; Palisades Mountain Sport, Calistoga (707) 942-9687.

Recommended Book:  "1,000 Best Hikes In California" from Tom Stienstra

Best Season:  Apr. - Nov.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Calso Camp; Cobb Village Inn

Luxury Loding:  Golden Haven Hot Springs, Calistoga (707) 942-6793

Breakfast Restaurant:  Eggscellent Skillet Cafe, Cobb; Beulahs, Middleton

GPS:  38.58, -122.55

Date Published:  12/29/2015

Date Updated:  8/7/2016

ID:  6834

Boggs Mountain State Forest Hiking Map


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