Long Canyon Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Long Canyon may possibly be the loneliest trail in the Wine Country; it certainly is one of the most isolated. The hike first follows Eticuera Creek toward its headwaters in Long Canyon. The rugged Blue Ridge looms ominously above the trail while it climbs. Near the top of a side canyon, the route loops back down toward the main trail while providing awesome views of the Blue Ridge cliffs stretching off to the south.
The Long Canyon Trail is one of the most remote trails in Napa County. Seemingly lost in the wild mountains of the Knoxville Wildlife Area, Long Canyon has excellent scenery and the opportunity for deep solitude. The wildlife area is a 33,992-acre natural preserve north of Lake Berryessa that contains a seemingly endless collection of valleys and ridges. The heart of the wildlife area is bisected by Eticuera Creek, one of the largest creeks that feed into Lake Berryessa."
--Bubba Suess, Hiking California's Wine Country (Falcon Guides).
"The Knoxville Wildlife Area is part of the Eticuera Creek watershed, a major feeder stream of Lake Berryessa a few miles to the south. Access to the remote area is from Berryessa Knoxville Road, which requires driving through shallow Eticuera Creek numerous times. The wildlife area offers hike-in access only. Recreational uses include fishing, primitive camping, hunting and hiking, with a gorgeous display of wildflowers in the spring. Old ranch roads and dirt trails course through the hilly, winding lands."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes Around Napa Valley (Day Hike Books).
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