Robert Louis Stevenson / Mt St. Helena State Park

As of 11/10/17, due to impacts from the Tubbs Fires of October 2017, Mount St. Helena Trail is closed for resource protection post-fire and public safety. Table Rock Trail, Palisades Trail, & Historic Oat Hill Mine Road are all open. Visit the official park website for the latest closure information.

Stevenson Memorial Trail - Mt. St. Helena summit

Stevenson Memorial Trail – Mt. St. Helena summit

Overview

The Stevenson Memorial Trail takes you from the parking lot on Highway 29 to the summit of 4,343-foot Mt. Saint Helena, arguably the most prominent landform visible from the Santa Rosa plain, Sonoma Valley, and Napa Valley. The first mile of the trail switchbacks through shady single track trail, the latter 4 miles are on well-graded fire roads with very little shade.  A great trail to take on a cooler, clear fall/winter/spring day, it can be brutally hot during the summer – carry lots of water. The hike to the summit is 10 miles round trip with a 1,800-foot elevation gain. The views are well worth the hike, for a true top-of-the-world experience.

Directions

The trail head is approximately eight very windy miles from Calistoga, and the parking area is shortly after the Robert Louis Stevenson State Park sign.  The Stevenson Memorial Trail up to Mt. St. Helena is on the left (North) side of the road, and the Table Rock/Palisisades trail is on the right (South) side.

Please note

Dogs are not permitted

Ecosystems/Natural Features

Evergreen forests, chaparral, wildflowers, oak, madrone, California bay, knobcone pine, views

Download Robert Louis Stevenson/Mt.St. Helena State Park trail map

Official Website

Official Robert Louis Stevenson / Mt St. Helena State Park website

Directions

Directions to Robert Louis Stevenson / Mt. St. Helena State Park (Google Map)

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