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“World Class Views”

Robert Louis Stevenson State Park
Ranked #27 of 67 things to do in Calistoga
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Owner description: Sweeping views of the Pacific and the Sierra Nevada range are highlights of this state park, which features rough terrain, evergreen forests and a five-mile hiking trail to the top of Mount St. Helena.
middletown, ca
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“World Class Views”
Reviewed 5 November 2012

I often hike on Mt St Helena, being lucky enough to live in the neighborhood. My B&B, Backyard Garden Oasis, is just a few miles away. On clear days you can see all the way to Shasta in the east and the Pacific in the west as well as Mt Diablo from the top of an easy 5-mile hike to the top of the mountain. The second hiking trail goes to Table Rock and beyond,and mostly overlooks the Mayacama Mountain range and the Napa Valley.

Visited October 2012
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High Peak, Derbyshire
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“A real hike in the countryside”
Reviewed 18 October 2012

When we decided to go and visit this park we mistakenly thought that it was a suburban type park. We were wrong. It is a national park where you hike along a trail up a hill for a mile to the Robert Louis Stevenson memorial. It's not a particularly difficult walk, but don't do as we did and turn up in flipflops, as it is up the start of a walk up Mount St Helena.
We also had a shock when a dear suddenly hurtled down the hillside in the wooded undergrowth and all we initially saw was something black moving very quickly down the hill!
If we'd had more appropriate footware we might have carried on further as it's only 5miles to the top of the mountain.
When you get to the monument it's slightly disappointing, but carry on and have a look at the old mine entrances etc..

Visited October 2012
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San Anselmo
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“A wildflower wonderland!”
Reviewed 16 April 2007

We enjoyed a hike on the Table Rock trail in April 2007. Flowers were OK up to Table Rock and spectacular past it! This is a botanical wonderland!
Most of the trail is in good condition. The first junction shortly after you leave the parking lot isn't marked (go left) but others are. There was almost no trash along the trail and very few people on a weekday even though it was a vacation week for schools. Well worth a trip!

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“Diamond in the rough”
Reviewed 4 March 2006

Robert Louis Stevenson park is a beautiful place and there are some trails that will reward you with some awesome views after just a short hike. The park contains many different varieties of plants and trees and is a nice place to hike on a hot Summer day. The main problem that I see it trash everywhere! It snowed over the weekend and I took my kid to the park to play in the snow. On the side of the road, near where we parked, were two dead pig carcasses that have had their insides cleaned out and then dumped (these were not wild boars). The park is also lacking in restroom facilities. This is evident by all the human waste left in the bushes just below the main parking lot at the top of the hill. The park itself is strewn with trash like old drink bottles and wrappers, especially near the road and outside boundaries of the park. It is sad to see such a beautiful place get treated like a dump. This park would be absolutely perfect if people would just clean up after themselves and not treat our natural treasures like an open cesspool.

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