Calistoga Pioneer Park to Oat Hill Mine Trailhead
Start your adventure at Calistoga's Pioneer Park, pass by Fireman's Memorial Park, and continue on to the Oat Hill Mine Trailhead. This route will total 1.1 miles. If you wish to add distance to your trip, continue up the Oat Hill Mine Trail (which is hilly)!
Pioneer Park: Pioneer Park is primarily designed for passive recreational activities. Facilities at the park include a drinking fountain, restrooms, children’s playground, gazebo and a picnic area. The playground is equipped with new state of the art playground equipment. The Gazebo Area is available for small outdoor wedding ceremonies or concert performances. There are two small picnic areas with barbeque pits. The gazebo and the picnic areas can be rented for use by private groups. The entire park may be rented only for events and festivities open to the public, and at the discretion of the City of Calistoga.
The Oat Hill Mine Trail follows 8.3 miles of an old stage coach route between Calistoga and the western end of Aetna Springs Road in Pope Valley over an elevation change of 1500 feet. The trail can be divided with the halfway point at the base of the Palisades (Holms Place) with a return to Calistoga or on to Pope Valley.
The trail provides a magnificent recreational experience for hikers, mountain bicyclists and equestrians. This is a challenging trail and can be very rough and rocky along the way. Visitors can enjoy sweeping views of Napa Valley along the lower Oat Hill Mine Trail, while the middle and upper sections of the trail cross striking volcanic formations. The journey passes through a diverse mixture of Oak, Douglas Fir, Gray Pine and Cypress forests, chaparral, and grasslands. Spring wildflowers are exceptional.
Activities: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Equestrian Use, Wildlife Viewing
Hours: Sunrise to sunset.
Fees & Details: There are no fees at Oat Hill Mine Trail. All trails are multi-use.
Amenities: Small parking lot for all size vehicles. There is no potable water available at the park.
Park Rules: Please respect private property and do not trespass. Observe park boundary signs and stay on NOSD property at all times. No hunting or shooting allowed on this trail. Dogs are allowed and must be under voice command at all times.