The new year brings new goals, resolutions, and intentions to be healthy and to improve our wellbeing. In 2022, Frank Family is committed to living, working, and sharing more wellness than ever before. This begins with bringing you our local’s guide to the best hiking trails in Napa Valley. While our beautiful region may be better known as wine country, it is also incredibly blessed with stunning natural beauty. We hope to inspire the next step in your individual wellness journey with these scenic trails that will exercise both your mind and body during your next visit.
Alston Park, Napa
Many Frank Family team members live in the town of Napa and this park is among their favorites for its convenience to town and scenic vistas. The park consists of three miles of meandering trails set on 157 acres of rolling hills, creeks, and vineyards in Napa’s northwest corridor. This dog-friendly spot offers a fenced dog park as well as an off-leash section for both you and your pup to walk and enjoy the panoramic views of Napa Valley.
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, Calistoga
Within walking distance to Frank Family, this 1,900-acre park offers everything from camping and swimming to picnicking and hiking. Over 10 miles of hiking trails pass through pockets of coastal redwoods and forests of Douglas-fir, tanoak, and madrone. Historic cabins, campsites, and even yurts are available to rent for overnight stays. There is a $10 entrance fee to enjoy the grounds.
Linda Falls, Angwin
One of Napa Valley’s best-kept secrets is Linda Falls, located in the small town of Angwin, high in the hills of Howell Mountain. The falls are just an easy to moderate 3-mile hike from the trailhead and can be heard as you gradually descend passed giant redwoods and ancient oaks. Here, icy water from the Conn Creek cascades over granite boulders, creating a double waterfall that drops 50 feet into terraced pools below. We recommend visiting in winter or spring to experience the waterfall at its peak volume.
Robert Louis Stevenson State Park, Calistoga
This is a hike to the highest point in Napa Valley, the summit of Mount Saint Helena. The park sits on more than 5,000 acres and offers some of the most breathtaking views of Napa, Sonoma, and the larger San Francisco Bay Area. On clear days, the Pacific Ocean, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and even Mount Shasta are visible. The trail itself features forest, canyon terrain, and a gently graded 5-mile up-hill hike to the top. Overall, the hike is 10.2 miles roundtrip with an elevation gain of about 2300 ft, making it one of the few hikes than can be enjoyed in the snow during wintertime. We suggest giving yourself some time to relax and take in the views from the top, perhaps with a celebratory glass of Frank Family wine!