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 4,339-foot Mount Saint Helena, the highest peak in Sonoma County. The state park is undeveloped. Hiking and biking are the primary activities. 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 his time here 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, book-shaped Scotch granite cap inscribed with a Stevenson poem. The short loop hike zigzags up the hillside under the shade of Douglas fir, live oak, madrone, tanbark oak, and manzanita. Hike 51 continues from the loop to the summit of Mount Saint Helena.

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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 4,339-foot Mount Saint Helena, the highest peak in Sonoma County. The state park is undeveloped. Hiking and biking are the primary activities. 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 his time here 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, book-shaped Scotch granite cap inscribed with a Stevenson poem. The short loop hike zigzags up the hillside under the shade of Douglas fir, live oak, madrone, tanbark oak, and manzanita. Hike 51 continues from the loop to the summit of Mount Saint Helena."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Calistoga
Distance: 1.4
Elevation Gain: 500 feet
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round
Local Maps: U.S.G.S. Detert Reservoir Bothe-Napa Valley and Robert Louis Stevenson State Parks map

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