Coyote Peak Trail

Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, California

Distance1.3mi
Elevation Gain1,019ft
Trailhead Elevation976ft
Top1,053ft
Elevation Min/Max544/1053ft
Elevation Start/End976/976ft

Coyote Peak Trail

Coyote Peak Trail is a hiking trail in Napa County, California. It is within Bothe-Napa Valley State Park. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 976 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,019 feet. The trail ends near Coyote Peak (elevation 1,132 feet). This trail connects with the following: South Fork Trail and Redwood Trail.

Coyote Peak Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Bothe-Napa Valley State Park (pronounced bo-thay) sits in the heart of Napa Valley between Calistoga and Saint Helena along the Sonoma–Napa county line. The rugged state park was founded in 1960. The park was previously a private resort owned by Reinhold Bothe. The diverse geography includes heavily forested north-facing slopes and canyons, while the sunny south-facing slopes are covered with brush, oaks, and manzanita. The eastern most stands of coastal redwoods grow in the lush riparian habitats near the creeks and springs. The trail to Coyote Peak is the most popular in the park. The hike begins in lower Ritchey Canyon along Ritchey Creek under bigleaf maples, oaks, madrones, and redwoods. The Coyote Peak Trail climbs out of the canyon and moderately ascends to the 1,170-foot summit of Coyote Peak. En route to the tree-covered peak are views of Napa Valley, Mount Saint Helena, and upper Ritchey Canyon. This loop hike descends down the other side of Coyote Peak, then rejoins with trails along the creek as it returns to the trailhead."

"Bothe-Napa Valley State Park (pronounced bo-thay) sits in the heart of Napa Valley between Calistoga and Saint Helena. The rugged state park was founded in 1960. Before 1960, the park was a private resort owned by Reinhold Bothe. The diverse geography includes heavily forested north-facing slopes and canyons, while the sunny south-facing slopes are covered with brush, oaks, and manzanita. The easternmost stands of coastal redwoods grow in the lush riparian habitats near the creeks and springs. This hike begins in lower Ritchey Canyon along Ritchey Creek under big-leaf maples, oaks, madrones, and redwoods."

Coyote Peak Trail Reviews

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7/31/2018
This trail offered pleasant surprises from bottom to top. First, I had figured that it would be great to have oak shade, but was surprised to find deep redwood shade along much of the trail,. The top of Coyote Peak, not tall, but tall enough to provide a bird's eye gander at the grapevines below in the Napa Valley. And how many times can you go hiking and enjoy a 5-star dinner at the bottom of the trail? Relatively easy, not much vertical, with only the last couple of hundred feet being steep at all, an excellent trail through a beautiful forest and from what I could see, a pleasant place to camp (note for future).
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Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
Nearby City
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
Parks
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
Local Contacts
U.S.G.S. Calistoga
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Sep 2018