Surrounding California’s world-renowned Napa Valley are the Napa Mountains, beautiful natural structures that offer much more than gorgeous views of Napa Valley. There are actually many adventures to be had in these mountains if you know where to look, and this list of 5 things to do in the Napa Mountains will make it even easier to plan your excursions.
Visit Skyline Wilderness Park
For a wide array of outdoor activities, Skyline Wilderness Park has it all including hiking trails, disc golf, archery, picnicking, horseback riding, and more! The park is even home to the Martha Walker Native Plants Garden, a lovely attraction that provides a living environment for native plants, beautiful birds, and butterflies. Whether you are looking to satisfy your adventurous side on one of the trails or just relax and take in the beauty of the Napa Mountains, this park has something for everyone.
Robert Louis Stevenson State Park
You are most likely familiar with this park’s namesake, the world famous author and poet Robert Louis Stevenson. This park is where Stevenson and his wife spent their honeymoon in 1880 and even inspired the writer’s work known as “The Silverado Squatters.” Since the views from this park are its main attraction, hiking and biking are the most popular activities to enjoy, most of which lead up to the highest peak in the Napa Mountains, Mount St. Helena.
Go for a Napa Mountain Bike Ride
There are plenty of mountain biking trails to blaze in Napa, and whether or not you are an expert, you’ll find a trail that meets your experience level. Two of the most popular biking trails are Oat Hill Mine Trail, a beginner trail that boasts sweeping views of the mountains, and Mount St. Helena, which will take you so high you’ll be able to see San Francisco Bay from the top!
Napa River Ecological Reserve
For a quiet and peaceful activity, escape to the Napa River Ecological Reserve where you will find a ½-mile long trail that flows alongside the Napa River through the majestic forest. It’s a great place to cool off, explore an area of Napa that is completely occupied by nothing but nature, and observe the birds that call the reserve their home.
Visit the Napa Mountain Wineries
Most people visit Napa Valley to taste some of the finest wines in the world. Luckily, if you travel into the Napa Mountains, wine lovers will not be disappointed as the mountains are also home to wonderful wineries that many may not know even exist. Nestled within the rolling hills is Spring Mountain Vineyard, a lovely award-winning winery that makes some of the best tasting wine in the mountains. When you visit, there are a number of tasting appointments you can try that feature some of their most loved wines including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Syrah.
As one of California’s best bed and breakfast inns, Churchill Manor is the perfect getaway in the historic Napa Valley that provides both convenient access to attractions and opulent accommodations. There are a number of packages to choose from to enhance your stay with us and specials that will make your luxury escape all the more memorable. Take a look at our lovely rooms today and we can’t wait to see you in Napa!