Park Description: This is a large park at the southeast corner of
Napa with 16 miles of trails
that range from Grassy to Oak Woodland. Many trails on the way to Lake Maria go
through dense oak forests with enticing views of the Napa Valley
below. Put on your hiking boots at the parking lot and follow the
trail at it's southern end to the Martha Walker Garden for a quick glimpse
of a homey garden. Then go between Lake Louise and
Camille to the beginning of the trail heads on the other side. The main road up is
uninteresting gravel with little vegetation, so we suggest taking the first
right then either Skyline trail or Lower Buckeye of to your left.
Don't forget to check out the Old House Foundation for a bit of melancholy.
If you start about 10 am, a leisurely pace should put you close to Lake
Marie for a nice lunch.
For the hearty, try Thatchers Rim Rock Trail. For those who are ready for an
easier track back, Maria Creek Trail winds down through an interesting climax Oak
Directions: From Hwy 29 in Napa go East on Imola
(Hwy 121) 1.3 miles to the entrance on the right.
Cost: $5/car for day use.
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