Alston Park

Napa, California 94558

Alston Park

Alston Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The hike through the city of Napa’s Alston Park is a great introduction to the Napa Valley. With copious views of wineries and the southern half of the Napa Valley, this is a good place to get a sense of the area’s beautiful terrain. Located on the western fringe of the city of Napa, Alston Park is a bastion of a fairly wild 157 acres set between the urban development of the city and the vineyards. Occupying a series of low bluffs, the park is a great place to quickly escape into a more rural environment and enjoy a nice hike alongside beautiful vineyards and great views of the southern Napa Valley."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Day Hikes Around Napa Valley (Day Hike Books)
Robert Stone
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"Alston Park covers 157 acres in the unobstructed rolling hills of northwest Napa. The open-space park, owned by the city of Napa, was made public in 1991. Alston Park has three miles of meandering trails that are open to equestrians, mountain bikers, hikers, and dog walkers. Redwood Creek, a tributary of the Napa River, forms the park’s western boundary. This hike climbs to the upper area known as Canine Commons, a popular off-leash dog area. The trail circles the oak-dotted grassland through an old plum orchard on the south and wildflower- covered meadows with oak and madrone groves to the north. The hike detours into the shaded canyon by Redwood Creek and leads to picnic areas and overlooks, offering sweeping vistas of the city of Napa and Napa Valley." Read more
Best Hikes with Kids: San Francisco Bay Area (The Mountaineers Books)
Laure Latham
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"Hike on ancient orchards and up a hill for views of Napa" Read more
Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's North Bay (Falcon Guides)
Tracy Salcedo-Chourré
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"A favorite of pet owners—a section of the park is open for off-leash dog walking—this suburban park also offers treats for the hiker, including a loop that skims the borders of vineyards and offers great views. Alston Park is a dog’s paradise. Canine companions romp the trails with their masters, relishing the rare freedom of being able to explore off-leash. Too bad most dogs keep their noses to the ground. If they bothered to look up (like their humans do), they’d find the park also boasts great views of the Napa Valley.The 157-acre parcel is composed mostly of rolling grass-land, with sparse clusters of oak offering shade." Read more

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Trail Information

Napa
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2.7
Distance
200 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
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Dec 2018