Napa River Trail

California

Napa River Trail Facts

States: California
Counties: Napa
Length: 4.2 miles
Trail end points: Trancas Street near Old Soscol Way and Kennedy Park (Streblow Drive)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 8727738
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Fishing, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

With Unlimited:

  • Export to My Trail Guide
  • Create Guidebook
  • Download GPX
  • Download Offline Maps
  • Print Friendly Map
Upgrade Now

Support Rails-to-Trails Conservancy for #GivingTuesday!

On #GivingTuesday, support Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and help us build more trails across America!

Napa River Trail Description

The Napa River Trail parallels its namesake river through the City of Napa from Kennedy Park to just south of Trancas Crossing Park. It is currently open in two disconnected segments.

The southern segment, which follows the east bank of the river from Kennedy Park to just shy of 3rd Street, shares the route with the Vine Trail. Kennedy Park is nestled against the Napa River and has something for the entire family to enjoy. Not only is there a playground for the kids, but numerous outdoor recreational activities including a golf course and picnic tables. It ends near downtown Napa, where you will have access to various shops and restaurants. One unique attraction is the Napa Valley Wine Train. After a day out on the trail, you can treat yourself to some wine and fine dining aboard this railway adventure.

The northern segment follows the river's west bank from Lincoln Avenue to Trancas Street. On one side of the route you will find quiet residential neighborhoods and, on the other side, is the wooded Napa River.

Parking and Trail Access

Most visitors arrive to the Napa area via State Highway 29 from the south. Exit Highway 29 on Soscol Avenue and proceed to Streblow Drive to access Kennedy Park at the south end of the trail, where ample parking is available.

Parking is available at the north end of the trail in the Trancas Crossing Park off Trancas Street near Old Soscol Way. The north terminus of the trail is on the southern side of Trancas Street.

Parking between the two ends of the trail is limited.

Napa River Trail Reviews

As a cyclist, my friends and I enjoy the ability to use this trail to make a loop ride. Coming from the north west side of Napa, we ride across town and through Kennedy Park on the Vine Trail. Then, when we loop back, instead of turning onto Vallejo St from Socsol Ave to return across town on the Vine Trail, we continue on Soscol and turn right on Lincoln Ave to get to the Napa River Trail. We take this to Trancas St, then turn right and ride to Silverado Trail (1st left). This takes you up-valley. With a few exceptions, the shoulder is between 10-15 feet wide, making it a safe place to ride 2 abreast. There are cross roads every 4-5 miles to allow crossing to Hwy 29 for the return ride. You can choose the cross road to tailor your route to the length you desire. Hwy 29 also has wide shoulders south of Rutherford. Soon, the Vine Trail will provide a Class 1 route from the north side of Yountville back to Napa.

Trail Events

This trail does not have any events yet.
Be the first to add one!

Add an Event

Nearby Trails

Napa Valley Vine Trail

California - 11.8 miles

The Napa Valley Vine Trail is a work in progress to connect Calistoga to the Vallejo ferry terminal, a distance of 47 miles. The trail will roughly...

San Francisco Bay Trail

California - 301.5 miles

The San Francisco Bay Trail is a colossal effort to create a 500-mile multiuse trail encircling its namesake bay. Along its course, the trail will...

Fairfield Linear Park

California - 6.1 miles

Running from Solano Community College on the southwest edge of town and into the town of Fairfield, the Fairfield Linear Park Path provides convenient...

Accordion

Sonoma Bike Path

California - 1.5 miles

If you are attracted to the rolling, wine country landscapes and historical architecture of Sonoma Valley, the Sonoma Bike Path won't disappoint....

Petaluma Trails

California - 12.5 miles

The Petaluma Trails consist of 5 trails, each one through a unique and scenic part of historic Petaluma. There is a two-mile circular loop through...

Alamo Creek Bikeway

California - 4.4 miles

The Alamo Creek Bikeway is a shaded path along Alamo Creek in Vacaville. The trail connects residents with several parks, including Nelson Park,...

Southside Bikeway

California - 1.25 miles

The Southside Bikeway connects downtown Vacaville via a former Sacramento Northern Railway corridor to the city's southern neighborhoods near Al Patch...

Browns Valley Road Trail

California - 1.5 miles

The Browns Valley Road Trail is an excellent commuter trail that parallels its namesake road from Vaca Valley Parkway to Brown Street in Vacaville.

Novato Boulevard Path

California - 1.3 miles

The Novato Boulevard Path is a multi-use trail that can be used recreationally, but is more useful as a commuting route. Closely following its...

Pacheco Hill Path

California - 1.2 miles

The Pacheco Hill Path is a straight shot along US 101 between Marinwood and Novato. In the north, the trail ends just outside of Hamilton at the...

Contra Costa Canal Trail

California - 13.8 miles

The Contra Costa Canal Trail forms a horseshoe shape route, traversing through the urban and neighborhood landscape of Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Walnut...

Iron Horse Regional Trail

California - 27.2 miles

The area surrounding the Iron Horse Regional Trail has an important history as part of the San Ramon Valley's agricultural and ranching past. Today,...

Download the TrailLink mobile app and take TrailLink with you!
Support Trails and Pick Your FREE Guidebook + Trail Kit Today!
Support Rails-to-Trails Conservancy for #GivingTuesday!

Explore by City

Explore by City

Explore by Activity

Explore by Activity

Log in to your account to:

  • View trail paths on the map
  • Save trails to your account
  • Add trails, edit descriptions
  • Share photos
  • Add reviews
OR

Register for free!

Join TrailLink (a non-profit) to view more than 30,000 miles of trail maps and more!
OR