Historic Oat Hill Mine Road to Holm’s Place

Calistoga, California

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The Historic Oat Hill Mine Road is an old mining road between the town of Calistoga and Pope Valley. This hiking-biking section of the trail is the reverse of the Hike 14 shuttle, for those who wish to walk only this end of the trail up to Holm’s Place. The remote county-built road, completed in 1893, was used by freight wagons hauling quicksilver from the mines to the railroad in Calistoga. Grooves in the rockbed from the wagon wheels are still visible. The rocky, rutted road (closed in 1979) rigorously climbs from 400 feet to 2,300 feet.

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"The Historic Oat Hill Mine Road is an old mining road between the town of Calistoga and Pope Valley. This hiking-biking section of the trail is the reverse of the Hike 14 shuttle, for those who wish to walk only this end of the trail up to Holm’s Place. The remote county-built road, completed in 1893, was used by freight wagons hauling quicksilver from the mines to the railroad in Calistoga. Grooves in the rockbed from the wagon wheels are still visible. The rocky, rutted road (closed in 1979) rigorously climbs from 400 feet to 2,300 feet."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Calistoga
Distance: 9
Elevation Gain: 1,900 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 5 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Robert Louis Stevenson State Park
Local Maps: U.S.G.S. Calistoga

Historic Oat Hill Mine Road to Holm’s Place Reviews

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8/6/2011
Caught this one on a relatively cool day for August. Don't attempt this one on a hot day as it is exposed on more than half the hike. Great views of the North Napa Valley area, as well as view up valley towards Mt St Helena. Its a fairly gradual climb over 4.5 miles, but bring a solid soled set of shoes. You will be walking over lots of rocks. Well worth the effort. Easy to find, right at the intersection of HWY 29 and the Silverado Trail.
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10/21/2010
Wonderful views of the Napa Valley. The trail is easy to follow, but a good pair of hiking boots are a must. The volcanic rock areas can be hard on the feet. This hike is a must!
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