Hike Date: May 10, 2015
Distance: ~ 6.36 miles. 1,148 ft. elevation gain
Trail(s): Private Trails on Tuteur Ranch, Napa Solano Ridge Trail, Bay Area Ridge Trail
Where’s it at? Southeast Napa in Coombsville


Mother’s day 2015 and Kristin and I opted to take on a Napa Land Trust field trip to Tuteur Ranch, led by John Tuteur (sp) and Chip from the Napa land Trust. There were about 15 of us in the group and we drove out into Coombsville to meet the other hikers, leaders and John Tuteur who was the trail guide on this hike through his family’s property to the east of Skyline Wilderness Park. It was a great hike and while I wasn’t expecting it, I learned a lot about the park process, land donations, and some future trails that might be coming to my local town soon.

This is a PRIVATE hike and not open to the public. You can gain access during the annual Mother’s Day field trip or try to find another guided excursion into the area. There is only one section of this hike open to the public, through Skyline Wilderness, called the Napa Solano Ridge trail (aka Tuteur Loop).

All in all it was a great hike with a mix of terrain and trails, including a little off-roading through dense grasslands full of ticks and poison oak. We had lunch near the knoll that is one of the higher peaks around, easily seen from Hwy 29 through American canyon and the city of Napa. While only in the works at this point, we were shown some future connections and corridors that would hopefully be open to the public in the next few years named the Napa Solano Ridge Trail which would be at least a 20 mile hike round trip, with options to do a shuttle hike. If you get a chance definitely check out one of the Napa Land Trust field trips. The link is below.

Photos from Hiking Sugarloaf Peak, Tuteur / Napa Solano Ridge Trail in Skyline (click to enlarge)

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