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May 2 - 4, 2014
Bothe - Napa Valley State Park Spring Retreat
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Bothe - Napa Valley State Park Spring Retreat
May 2 - 4, 2014

Lake Ediza

The Place

Located at the north end of the Napa Valley, this beautiful park is set in a dense forest of tan oak, Douglas fir, madrone and Coast redwoods. Our hikes will quickly take us away from the usual Napa Valley “recreation”. Saturday's hike is a one way trek starting high on Mt. St Helena in Robert Louis Stevenson State Park. We will be rewarded to grand views of the valley far below as we hike first to Table Rock, and then continue on the Palisades Trail. Meandering beneath the amphitheater like volcanic rock formations that tower above us, we are surrounded by an amazing wildflower display. The last 4 miles of the hike are on the historic Oat Hill Mine Trail which makes a gradual descent back down to the valley floor. Sunday, after we break camp, stick around for a short hike past the Pioneer Cemetery to the Bale Grist Mill. This water-powered mill built in the 1800s has been restored, and offers a short docent led tour and demonstration of its workings.


Walking the Walk

Friday - Bothe - Napa Valley State Park
Level: 3, Miles: 6.5, Elevation: 1500’; Start Time: ~1:00pm

Garnet Lake

Saturday - Table Rock, Palisades Trail & Oat Hill Mine Trail
Level: 4, Miles: 11, Elevation: +2750’/-4550'; Start Time: ~9:00am
Car shuttling to trail head required. Hikers arriving Saturday, meet at the intersection of CA-29 & Silverado Trail in Calistoga at 9AM Map for Saturday Hike

Minaret Lake

Sunday - Sunday: Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park / History Trail
Level: 1.5, Miles: 2.5, Elevation: 400'; Entrance Fee for Mill Tour: $5

Know Before You Go:

Camping Fee: $10 per person. The group camp can accommodate 30 people and 10 vehicles.

RSVP to Troy & Amy at (925) 785-2238

Leashed Dogs OK in Campground, No Dogs on Hikes


From San Jose Take I-680 North to CA-12/I-80 west. Exit CA-12 Jameson Canyon Rd toward Napa/Sonoma. Turn right on CA-29 north. Continue on CA-29 for 29 miles to the Bothe-Napa Valley State Park Entrance on the left. We are in the group campground. Drive Time: 2 hours