Ritchey Canyon Trail

Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, California

Elevation Gain742ft
Trailhead Elevation1,062ft
Elevation Min/Max453/1076ft
Elevation Start/End1062/1062ft

Ritchey Canyon Trail

Ritchey Canyon Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Napa County, California. It is within Bothe-Napa Valley State Park. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 1,062 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 742 feet. Along the trail there are restrooms. The trail ends near the Bothe-Napa Valley State Park Campground camp site. This trail connects with the following: Vineyard Trail, Spring Trail, South Fork Trail and Redwood Trail.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's North Bay (Falcon Guides)
Tracy Salcedo-Chourré
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"Though the redwood-thick shade along Ritchey Creek is the highlight of this trail loop, the high point, Coyote Peak, offers filtered views of the Napa Valley floor and the steep wooded slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains. Combine an easy ramble through redwood groves along Ritchey Creek with a brisk climb to the summit of Coyote Peak, and you’ll understand why these are among the most popular trails in the park. The Redwood Trail—a wide, cool, walk-and-talk path—parallels the south side of Ritchey Creek. Verdant ferns and redwood sorrel carpet the canyon floor in winter and spring." Read more

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Trail Information

Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
Nearby City
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park
Local Contacts
USGS Calistoga; map in park brochure, available for a fee
Local Maps

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Dec 2018