Thursday, July 3, 2014

60 Hikes in 60 Miles in 60 Weeks: Week Forty-four
Skyline Wilderness Park 
Skyline Wilderness Park

What it's like:
Explore an unusual volunteer-run park in the rugged hills east of Napa featuring trails through oak grassland and chaparral on this 5.8 mile loop.

Why now:
Enjoy summer in wine country! Loads of sunshine and butterflies and dragonflies everywhere.

If you can't make it this week:
Lovely in spring before the grass turns golden; colorful oak and maples leaves in autumn.

Insider tip:
Drive your RV or little camping trailer to Skyline Wilderness and make it a budget-friendly weekend. Bring some bicycles and zip into Napa for dinner, or tour a few local wineries.

Skyline Wilderness is hike number 17 in 60 Hikes in 60 Miles: San Francisco (third edition)Read about this hike on BAHiker.

Alternate choice:
In summer I crave deep woods. Fall Creek offers an almost entirely shaded 7 mile loop near Felton. Look for historical displays along the trail explaining how limestone kilns were constructed in these canyons during the gold rush.

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