Lower Ritchey Canyon Loop Redwood Trail–Ritchey Canyon Trail

Calistoga, California 94515

Lower Ritchey Canyon Loop Redwood Trail–Ritchey Canyon Trail

Lower Ritchey Canyon Loop Redwood Trail–Ritchey Canyon Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Bothe-Napa Valley State Park sits in the heart of Napa Valley between Calistoga and Saint Helena. The 1,900-acre park stretches along perennial Ritchey Creek and Mill Creek, reaching west into Sonoma County. Both creeks are tributaries of the Napa River, just to the east of Highway 29. The popular park offers camping, picnicking, swimming, horseback riding, and hiking along ten miles of trails. Many of the trails in the park are found along the Ritchey Creek canyon bottom. Several return options make it possible to vary the length of the hikes. This hike explores the lower end of Ritchey Creek. The trail leads through the lush riparian habitat of the creek bottom in a redwood-lined drainage. The route leads up one side of the creek and returns on the other side. The trail passes the old Hitchcock home site, dating back to the 1870s. Hike 58 continues up the canyon along the middle section of Ritchey Canyon. Hike 59 leads all the way to the headwaters of Ritchey Creek at the upper west end of the state park."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

"The 1,900-acre Bothe-Napa Valley State Park stretches along perennial Ritchey Creek and Mill Creek, reaching west into Sonoma County. The popular park offers camping, picnicking, swimming, horseback riding, and hiking on more than 10 miles of trails. Hikes 18–20 follow the lush riparian habitat along Ritchey Creek, a tributary of the Napa River, in a redwood-lined drainage. This hike loops around the lower portion of the park and visits the old Hitchcock homesite, dating back to the 1870s."

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Trail Information

Calistoga
Nearby City
3
Distance
400 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
U.S.G.S. Calistoga Bothe-Napa Valley and Robert Louis Stevenson State Parks map
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