Napa Valley’s reputation is wine, but it ought to be just as famous for its breathtaking landscape with a myriad of microclimates created by its undulating, green land. It’s called a valley because it is indeed surrounded by gorgeous coastal mountains covered in eucalyptus and redwood trees. North of the Valley lies the Mayacamas Mountains, home to Mount Saint Helena, the Bay Area’s second tallest peak after Mount Hamilton. While many people come for the famed wine tasting trips, trains and soirees, another great activity, maybe between vineyard days, is to explore one of the many Napa hiking trails and get to know this beautiful countryside.
Napa County was on the original California counties established in 1850 at the time of the statehood. Because it was such fertile land many farmers settled here, making it one of the populous regions of the state. While the Valley used to produce many varieties of crops it is mostly covered in vineyards now. Because of its cooler weather Valley vintners favor varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay. The vineyards also make for a unique landscape, which you will certainly enjoy on one of these Napa hiking trails.
Napa hiking trails come in many varieties due to the diverse local landscape. You won’t find a place like it with its miles of vineyards, green mountains, and proximity to the coast. If you’re taking a trip to this beautiful wine country we would love to host you here at Churchill Manor, just one block from downtown Napa.