Robert Louis Stevenson State Park, Calistoga

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Robert Louis Stevenson State Park is a California state park, located in Sonoma, Lake and Napa counties United States. The park offers a 5mi hike to the summit of Mount Saint Helena from which much of the Bay Area can be seen. On clear days it is possible to see the peak of Mount Shasta, 192mi distant.The park is named after Robert Louis Stevenson, the author of Treasure Island and Kidnapped. In 1880, Stevenson and his new wife Fanny Vandegrift Osbourne spent their honeymoon living in a cabin at a played-out mine on the mountain along with Fanny's son Lloyd Osbourne. Although nothing remains of the cabin, the site is identified on the trail to the summit. Stevenson's book Silverado Squatters contains stories he wrote about his experiences during his visit to the area.The area has rough terrain, with evergreen forests in the canyons on north-facing slopes and chaparral on the south-facing slopes.
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  • Spectacular views and all kinds of really cool rock formations. Go early and beat the crowds on the weekends  more »
  • Damn this hike and the lack of signs and directions. Yes it is long and a good work out but it would be nice to have some signage. We went left after the memorial with the book on it. Wasted time and ...  more »
  • Hike to summit and back took us 3hr 45min including a 20 min stop at the top for lunch (note we are fast hikers). This is not a loop hike so one you summit it's a duplicate return. Hike starts out nic...  more »
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  • The Overlook Trail has some spectacular views. While I would not describe it as a difficult hike, there are some very steep parts in a few sections. You'd be rewarded for your efforts with some spectacular views. About 1.2 miles from the trailhead there's a wonderful rock formation that has a fantastic view. If you continue on you get to the Table Rock which is also cool. Parking is somewhat limitedmited, However even on Easter Sunday we were able to find a spot.
  • Awesome hike many choices different trails and the amazing legendary views
  • An absolute wonderful place. Great hiking wonderful views and all as God's Great wonders the geysers the Palisades it's a wonderful place oh I said that didn't I well I mean it.
  • As of November 11, 2017 closed until further notice as a result of the Tubbs fire. I would recommend the Table Rock Trail across the street.
  • If you're looking to hike up Mount St. Helena, you've come to the right place! It's not easy to find so be quick to pull over and park since there isn't any noticeable signs minus the ones in the parking lot itself. No water, so best to bring your own and a light jacket for the top. Just a fire road for most of it so it's not the most hike but would recommend to plan on spending most of your day here to get through all 11 miles. Would also recommend a map since it's easy to start climbing up decoy summits near the end.
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