Hike Date: November 12, 2011
Distance: ~ 3 miles
Trail(s): Westwood Hills Park Trails
Where’s it at? Napa. West central.


Ahh, my new “most local” park! I’m digging it so far. I wouldn’t really call Westwood Hills Park a “destination” hike, in the sense you’d drive up just to hike here from more than an hour away, but it’s a GREAT local park to have nearby and would make for a great second stop when doing other business (wine?) in Napa.

What do I like about it? It’s free parking with plenty of overflow on the streets. It doesn’t come with a map (that I’ve seen). It gets a little crowded but there are enough different trails that you can make a private hike out of it. It has great views. You can get a fairly good range of short hikes in here.

I have been there twice so far, it’s an easy walk or drive from my new house. I really like the area of the park that is furthest southwest, and have so far enjoyed the trails on the outskirts more than the fire road trails through the center.

There is no bathroom facility and I haven’t seen any water spigots. It does, however, have plenty of benches scattered about as well as picnic tables, and both times I’ve gone people have been taking advantage of them. There are a couple tables down by the lot but the rest of the tables would be hike-in tables.

All in all a great discovery for me; one that I will visit whenever I’m not travelling somewhere distant or new. I really have enjoyed the nice fall views but can’t say for sure this is the best time of year to go yet. I’d imagine it gets some nice wildflowers in Spring as well!

Photos from Westwood Hills Park (click to enlarge)

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Written on November 12th, 2011 in Hiking, The Whole Thing
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