Get Outside in Napa

The City of Napa offers more than just wine experiences for its visitors. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and explore the great outdoors and the beauty of Napa nature. With an array of beautiful parks, walking trails and family friendly (fur babies, too) outdoor options, Napa is not only the place to enjoy a great glass of wine but it is also a wonderful place to have a scenic adventure.

From the Martha Walker Native Habitat Garden, disc golf course, camping and picnicking to 25 miles of trails of hiking, biking and horseback riding, Skyline Wilderness Park offers its visitors a little bit of everything. Try an easy stroll through two-and-a-half miles of tree-lined paths and wild flowers up to Napa Valley’s Lake Marie. Or challenge yourself with a route through steep up hills and winding down hills as you enjoy unparalleled vantage points looking out over the San Francisco Bay with views of the lush hillsides of Mt. Tamalpais and – on a clear day – Mt. Diablo.

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Photo Credit: Everytrail

Alston Park covers 157 acres in the unobstructed rolling hills of Napa. The open-space park has three miles of winding trails available to equestrians, mountain bikers, hikers and dog walkers. The upper area of the hike is known as Canine Commons and is a popular off-leash dog area. Along the trail, you will encounter oak-dotted grassland and an old plum orchard as well as meadows filled with wildflowers. The trail also detours into the shaded canyon by Redwood Creek and leads to picnic areas and overlooks that offer sweeping vistas of the city of Napa and Napa Valley.

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Photo Credit: Visit Napa Valley

Opening this Summer, the Napa Valley Vine Trail will offer visitors a 47-mile route designed to connect the entire Napa Valley. Yes, you read that right – upon its completion, it will run from Downtown Napa all the way up to Calistoga. The walking/biking trail will be completely paved, family- and pet-friendly and free! Try the entire trail for some serious exercise or city hop with a leisurely walk. Either way you will enjoy exploring the Napa Valley Vine Trail.

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Photo Credit: Napa Valley Vine Trail

With all the wildlife, scenery and nature there is to explore in Napa, there’s no excuse not to get outside. In fact, give yourself plenty of time to soak it all in and plan a getaway in Napa! After an exhilarating day outside, relax with a glass of wine and a gourmet dinner before spending a peaceful night at one our special lodging properties. For more information on outdoor options in Napa, lodging and other attractions, visit DoNapa.com.

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