Exploring Alston Park in Napa, CA
As I begin to explore more of Napa, I’ve recently come across Alston Park. As you can tell from the photos, I’ve already been a few times because it’s easy to get too and an enjoyable park.
Located in Northwest Napa, Alston Park is roughly 157 acres. There are about 3 miles of trails and rolling hills with views of Napa and Napa Valley. The backdrop is beautiful; in fact, it’s where I saw the hot air balloons land last week. I’ve run and hiked at Alston Park, and it’s nice to have a beautiful local park.
If you have dogs, there is plenty of open space to walk dogs and a fenced-in off-leash area for dogs called the “canine commons.”
About Alston Park in Napa:
- It was made public in 1991.
- Trails are open to equestrians, mountain bikers, hikers, runners, and walking your dog
Parking is easy, but it can get busy in the mornings. The park is on the smaller side, but the Alston Park Loop Trail is 2.7 miles. It features beautiful wildflowers and is good for all skill levels and dog walkers. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
After starting at the trailhead, it climbs up into the popular: “canine commons.” If you are worried about off-leash dogs, this a spot decided to off-leash dogs. After that, it circles the oak dotted grassland and wildflower-covered meadows.
You go through a gate that mentions dogs need to be on a leash. There is a view of Napa and Napa Valley.
You can take a quarter of a mile detour down to the Redwood Creek if you want.
It’s steep and rocky. At the bottom, the Redwood Creek is actually all dried up!
In all, I’ve enjoyed both running and walking through Alston Park in Napa. If you visit the area and are looking for somewhere to take pets, Alston Park is a great place. Or if you want some reasonably easy hills with a beautiful view, it is a great place to visit.
You can find more info about Alston Park here.
You can see more hikes here, or if you’re in Napa, check out Skyline Wilderness Park.
Questions for you:
Have you been to Alston Park in Napa?
What is your favorite local park?