Bothe-Napa Valley State Park:

This trail parallels Ritchey Creek and is largely shaded by a tall oak/conifer forest.

3.4 miles one-way for hikers and equestrians, 2.2 miles one-way for mountain bikers (plus 3.4 mile or 2.2 mile return; alternative return possible)


From: Bothe-Napa Valley State Park Entrance Road

To: Traverso Homestead in Calistoga

This Ridge Trail segment, an excellent outing in hot weather, offers an opportunity to hike or bike up Ritchey Canyon through the woods and alongside a scenic creek. The 1,900-acre park is the furthest inland state park with coast redwoods. There are many route options for a return trip, so be sure to pick up a trail map when you enter the park.

Mountain bikers for the first 2.2 miles.

Elevation Gain/Loss 1,120 feet/75 feet one-way

OuterSpatial Mobile Map: Click Here

Must have the OuterSpatial app for the link to take you directly to the mobile map page.


This trail description is excerpted from the 2019 Guidebook. For details on all trails, trailheads and more buy the book from Wilderness Press.

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