Homestead Trail

Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, California

Distance1.7mi
Elevation Gain1,123ft
Trailhead Elevation299ft
Top1,314ft
Elevation Min/Max299/1314ft
Elevation Start/End299/299ft

Homestead Trail

Homestead Trail is a hiking trail in Solano County, California. It is within Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 299 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,123 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. This trail connects with the following: Tuleyome Trail and Blue Ridge Trail.

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"Steep-walled Cold Creek canyon, on the edge of Lake Berryessa, embraces wildness and adventure. The Homestead Trail leads up alongside seasonal Cold Creek to the remains of an old goat ranch. From there stairs and switchbacks climb to the summits of Blue Ridge, with views down over Berryessa and out across the surrounding ridges of the coastal ranges.

This hike is challenging due to steep and/or rocky stretches and numerous ups and downs. You will gain and lose more than 1,300 feet in elevation on the loop."

"Every hiker has yearned for the trail that seems like an all-you-can-eat buffet for the naturalist. Set in the Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, the Homestead–Blue Ridge Trail serves it up. The Homestead Trail is an easy hike along an interpretive trail. Offering adventurous day hikers spectacular views of Lake Berryessa from the solitude of a ridgeline trail, this informative and physically demanding hike is hard to surpass. Start the morning walking along a seasonal canyon stream on a self-guided interpretive trail, which culminates at an abandoned homestead site."

"Lake Berryessa sits in the mountainous eastern side of Napa County about 40 minutes from Napa Valley. Monticello Dam, located 9 miles west of Winters on Putah Creek, restrains Lake Berryessa. Prior to 1957 (before the dam was built), it was the site of Monticello Valley and the small farming community of Monticello. The remains of the townsite are deep beneath the surface of the lake. Just downstream from Monticello Dam lies Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, a holding in the University of California Natural Reserve System."

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Trail Information

Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve
Nearby City
Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Putah Creek Wildlife Area, California Department of Fish and Game; (707) 944-5500; www.dfg.ca.gov/lands/wa/region3/putahcreek.html. UC Davis Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve; nrs.ucdavis.edu/stebbins.html.
Local Contacts
USGS Monticello Dam CA and Mount Vaca CA; online at nrs.ucdavis.edu/stebbins/technical/ hiking.pdf; posted on trail signs at trailheads; map in interpretive brochure available at start of Homestead Trail
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Sep 2018