Napa Valley Vine Trail


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Napa Valley Vine Trail Facts

States: California
Counties: Napa, Solano
Length: 19.87 miles
Trail end points: Tedeschi Field, Washington St. (Calistoga) and Independence Park, 121 Maine St. (Vallejo)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6435964

Napa Valley Vine Trail Description


The Napa Valley Vine Trail will one day connect Calistoga to the Vallejo ferry terminal, with a total distance of 47 miles. The trail roughly parallels State Route 29, a popular wine route, and the valley's main transportation corridor. The trail will allow visitors and locals the chance to hop on a bike, walk, or jog through the beautiful wine-growing region.

Currently, 19.87 miles of the trail are completed and paved in disconnected segments in several communities along the route (from north to south): Calistoga, Yountville, Napa, American Canyon, and Vallejo.

About the Route

The northernmost segment begins at Washington Street in Calistoga and follows the former Southern Pacific rail line. The mile-long rail trail is level and passes vineyards and good bird-watching areas before ending at Dunaweal Lane, near the Clos Pegase Winery and Sterling Vineyards.

South of Calistoga, the next section of trail is situated in downtown Yountville and is called locally the "Yountville Mile," even though it's just shy of a mile. This section of the trail links Madison Street to California Drive and offers scenic views of the Napa Valley hills.

A 6-mile addition to the trail through Oak Knoll (between Yountville and Napa) has been constructed and is open for use. 

In Napa, a section of the trail leaves off from the north at Solano Avenue (south of Redwood Road), where trail users can find a few restaurants. From there, the trail heads southeast along the Napa Valley Wine Train tracks through residential and light industrial areas. South of downtown Napa, the trail continues along Soscal Avenue and dives under busy W. Imola Avenue/SR 121 and through John F. Kennedy Memorial Park. The park spans 350 acres and includes picnic tables, athletic fields, a golf course, a playground, and a boat launch. Two additional pieces of trail—each roughly a quarter-mile long—can be found south of the city: the first winds close to the Napa River, passing under SR 12/29, while the second parallels Devlin Road, near the airport.

A half-mile of trail is available in American Canyon. It winds through Veterans Memorial Park, a 14-acre open space with benches and a playground. Another segment is open in American Canyon and the quarter-mile concrete pathway will run from the Vintage Ranch subdivision, past Canyon Oaks Elementary School, and to Newell Drive, where trail users can pick up a multi-use trail that leads to the Newell Open Space Preserve.

In Vallejo, two disconnected trail segments, both also part of the San Francisco Bay Trail, await. The northern stretch closely follows SR 37 over White Slough, while the southern stretch provides access to Vallejo Station (including the Vallejo Ferry Terminal), and both River and Independence Parks.


Portions of the route are part of the San Francisco Bay Trail.

Parking and Trail Access

The Napa Valley Vine Trail runs between Tedeschi Field, Washington St. (Calistoga), and Independence Park, 121 Maine St. (Vallejo), with parking at both ends.

Parking is also available at:

  • Veterans Park 6465 Washington St. (Yountville)
  • Kennedy Park, 2295 Streblow Dr. (Napa)
  • River Park, 485 Wilson Ave. (Vallejo)

See TrailLink Map for all parking options and detailed directions.


Napa Valley Vine Trail Reviews

Eight Mile Continuous Section from Napa to Yountville

My wife and I rode the Napa Valley Vine Trail while staying at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa near the intersection of State Route 29 and Redwood Road in Napa. We rode north 5.5 miles before turning around and heading back to the hotel. The trail was flat, paved and in good condition and only lightly traveled. If we had gone another half mile north, we would have reached the point where the Trail crosses underneath State Route 29 to the east side. From there it proceeds another 2 miles north before it ends at Madison Road in Yountville. When it ends you can proceed east on Madison in a bike lane. Overall, the continuous section of the trail from the north side of Napa to the south side of Yountville is about eight miles. Only gave the Trail four stars because in the first mile or two proceeding north from Napa there are three busy intersections that require you to wait for the crossing signal that may require 30-60 seconds each.

great for quick jaunt between napa and yountville

We regularly ride the section of the trail between Oak Knoll Ave and Yountville. It's an easy, flat ride, about 7 miles one way. The views of the vineyards and hills are stunning along this entire section. There are rest spots along the way, and there's a free bike tool kit and air pump at the end of the path (or beginning depending on your direction of travel) in Yountville. Though the trail is next to highway 29, it is protected, and is separated from the highway with a good amount of trees and plantings in many sections. Train tracks are also between the trail and the highway, and the Napa Wine Train passes by regularly during peak season. It's a fun, family-friendly mixed-use path.

napa section rough

I only rated it this high as I only saw a very small section. We walked from 3rd street south to Imola. this is a rough area. no lights along the trail it runs between the river and the railroad tracks. lots of homeless camping. such a shame as the trail is a nice wide trail in good shape.

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