Stevenson Memorial Trail

Calistoga, California

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Robert Louis Stevenson State Park encompasses 5,272 acres in the Mayacamas Mountains above Calistoga. The immense park straddles Sonoma, Napa, and Lake Counties. The centerpiece of the park is Mount Saint Helena, the highest peak in Sonoma County. This hike makes a loop along the lower portion of the trail to the Stevenson Memorial. In the summer of 1880, Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island and Kidnapped, honeymooned for several months in an abandoned, two-story bunkhouse near the Silverado Mine. Stevenson wrote about this time in his book Silverado Squatters. A memorial marker identifies the site of the abandoned mine building. The memorial, unveiled in 1911, has a quartz base and an open, bookshaped Scotch granite cap inscribed with a Stevenson poem.

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"Robert Louis Stevenson State Park encompasses 5,272 acres in the Mayacamas Mountains above Calistoga. The immense park straddles Sonoma, Napa, and Lake Counties. The centerpiece of the park is Mount Saint Helena, the highest peak in Sonoma County. This hike makes a loop along the lower portion of the trail to the Stevenson Memorial. In the summer of 1880, Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island and Kidnapped, honeymooned for several months in an abandoned, two-story bunkhouse near the Silverado Mine. Stevenson wrote about this time in his book Silverado Squatters. A memorial marker identifies the site of the abandoned mine building. The memorial, unveiled in 1911, has a quartz base and an open, bookshaped Scotch granite cap inscribed with a Stevenson poem."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Calistoga
Distance: 1.4
Elevation Gain: 500 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Robert Louis Stevenson State Park
Local Maps: U.S.G.S. Detert Reservoir

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