Note: The park suffered damage during the Tubbs Fires of October 2017, but all trails are now open. Visit the official park website for the latest information.
The Stevenson Memorial Trail takes you from the parking lot on Highway 29 to the summit of 4,343-foot Mt. Saint Helena, arguably the most prominent landform visible from the Santa Rosa plain, Sonoma Valley, and Napa Valley. The first mile of the trail switchbacks through shady single track trail, the latter 4 miles are on well-graded fire roads with very little shade. A great trail to take on a cooler, clear fall/winter/spring day, it can be brutally hot during the summer – carry lots of water. The hike to the summit is 10 miles round trip with a 1,800-foot elevation gain. The views are well worth the hike, for a true top-of-the-world experience.
The trail head is approximately eight very windy miles from Calistoga, and the parking area is shortly after the Robert Louis Stevenson State Park sign. The Stevenson Memorial Trail up to Mt. St. Helena is on the left (North) side of the road, and the Table Rock/Palisisades trail is on the right (South) side.
Dogs are not permitted
Evergreen forests, chaparral, wildflowers, oak, madrone, California bay, knobcone pine, views
Download Robert Louis Stevenson/Mt.St. Helena State Park trail map
- Download Stevenson Memorial Trail – Mt. St. Helena summit trail map Map Credit: Neil Mishalov