Skyline Park is an 850-acre wilderness area at the southeast corner of Napa. It’s managed by a non-profit organization formed to protect the area. You’ll find lots of wildlife, including deer and wild turkey. Skyline has over 25 miles of trails for hiking, biking and equestrian use. The two-and-a-half mile main trail leads to Lake Marie at the eastern end. There’s also an alternate route along the ridge trail which is a much better workout, but is not for those out of shape. From this trail on a clear day, you can see San Francisco Bay, Mt. Tamalpais and Mt. Diablo.
Said to be the ‘best hiking in Napa,’ Skyline also offers picnic and barbecue areas, an RV park, and tent camping. At night, campers can view the stars ‘out of the city lights in a big, open area with full 360 views of the horizon.’
Daily visitor’s fee is $5.00 per vehicle for hiking and picnicking, $6.00 per vehicle for mountain bikes and horses. RV camping is $32-$35 per site, and tent sites $25.00. Walk-ins are $2.00 per person.
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