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Number 1 of 6

The day Baby Yoda was born. First hike with him in California. Really hot day.

Smokey Mountain Hike

Another Peak hits the dusk! Woke up at 4am, out the door at 5am – at the Mt. St. Helena Trail at 7am. Incredible sunrise,…

Highest Peak in the Bay Area

Wonderful day hiking to the north peak of Mount Saint Helena. Got a late start so had to deal with sun but it wasn’t too…

The Most Beautiful Fire Road

This hike was easy, even when considering the four peaks before it. After the first mile of steepish trail you have 4 miles of exposed…

Helena in the Heat

When the weather is good in July, it is gonna be hot. Probably close to 90, but clear skies and therefore great views. Hiked from…

Mt Saint Helena on a hot day

This was an okay hike.  It got pretty hot once I started just before 9am.  Most of it is unshaded up to the top.  It’s…

St Helena

Hot day, glad we started 8am. Trail empty on the way up, was filling up later in the day.

Mount Saint Helena

Started at 6:45 AM. Reached the summit in approximately two hours. First mile was a little bit of a scramble but was well-shaded; after you…

Saint Helena

started at 8:20am. Took about 5 hours with a large break at the top. Beautiful shaded trail the first mile, little to no shade after…

Mount Saint Helena

It was 90+ degrees when I did the hike even when I started early. The trail was moderate in terms of difficulty and there are…

Morning on Mt St Helena

The top of Mt St Helena was fun. I did all three peaks, then headed over to Table Rock to round out the day. (By…

Mt. Saint Helena

Great overcast day, occasional sun, and a little damp and foggy at the summit. Took 4 hours total (would be a different story on a…

Mount Saint Helena

The approach is prettier than the hike, but the views at the peak make up for the exposed fire road that makes up much of…

Mount Saint Helena

Fun hike with my hiking partner Mike. The weather was great and the views stunning. The trail was in very good condition.

Four down, two to go!

Pretty easy hike, not too many steep parts and mostly wide open service road as a trail. I hiked with three friends who do not…

Mount Saint Helena

Everyone was super friendly along the trail. Go early if you want to avoid the afternoon heat and best to wear proper hiking shoes.

Mt. St. Helena

Everything was great. Beautiful, misty morning hike.

Mount Saint Helena

Amazing hike with our family of 5!  Mom and Dad and 3 Boys ages 10, 11 and 13 are going to have a great time…

Napa hiking, it’s real

Beautiful weather for a little walk in the park. I was impressed at how many people were on the trail considering the “shelter in place”.…

Mount Saint Hell Yeah!

Peak 2 in the bag! It was a perfect day to summit Mt. Saint Helena. The trail begins with about a mile of incline over…

Coronavirus panic? Take a hike!

On a normal weekday, getting from San Jose to Mt St Helena would involve some serious rush hour traffic, during the 120 mile journey. Everybody…

Mount Saint Helena

It is a beautiful Hike. We got lucky to meet with no rain but snow fall. What an amazing experience. Gradual and wide Trail.

Mount St. Helena (2 of 6)

HIKE 2 of 6 is complete! Cousin Natalie  joined me as we summited our second peak of the challenge. The views of Napa Valley were…

Mt. Saint Helena

Wow! LOVED this hike.  Beautiful day with nice trails and few people.  My favorite of the 6 so far (finished 5)!  Be sure to come…

Mt. St. Helena

My friend and I hiked Mt. St. Helena on a cloudless Sunday. The air was warm and the trail was dry. The first mile of…

Six-Pack #3 – Mt. St. Helena

Beautiful day for a hike – nice temperatures and clear skies. And a great excuse to spend a little time exploring Napa Valley and sip…

Early morning on Mt. St. Helena

The first mile of this hike is a wonderful adventure, scrambling over rocks, walking through dry river beds, and absolutely gorgeous on the eyes. Unfortunately,…

Mount Saint Helena for #5

First mile of trail is wooded with a little bit of rock scrambling. The rest of the trail is wide open fire road with a…

The “Right” Way Up Helena

Not our favorite hike but has potential for great views on a clear day and the drive through Napa wine country was beautifully rustic. Best…

Mt. St. Helena

Started at Stevenson Memorial Trail at 9 a.m. few switchbacks to start with.  Mostly fire road with great views of wine country.  Shared the trail…

Mt.St.Helena

Good condition, beautiful weather and good company.🙏🏼

Top of Mount Saint Helena

Beautiful weather and cool temps—perfect for a mostly exposed hike like this. High winds could be a problem on this hike but on this day…

Mt Saint Helena :)

So fun! Headed to Russian River after and stayed for the weekend to celebrate our engagement!

Above the clouds on Mt Saint Helena

We hiked during a warm spell in February.  The temperatures were in the 60’s.  There was a little bit of wind on the peak.  The…

Mount Saint Helena fun

Great February weather! Nice hike. Easier to follow the trail than indicated on several sites. Good views from the top. Could see the geothermal plant…

Birthday Hike – Mt. St. Helena

Nice way to spend my birthday.  Only saw one person on the way up and only five people on the way down.  Great solo hike.

The Mysterious Saint

Misty with dense fog. Still lots of remnants from the fire a couple years ago but also lots of growth coming back with much green…

Hail Helena

The Stevenson Memorial Trail, still damp from abundant rainfall, was marked by brilliant shades of green–even tree trunks wore a furry green coat. Gnarly roots…

Mt St Helena

I left home very early in the morning because I had read that the parking lot filled up fast. I got to Napa in time…

#2 Mt. Saint Helena

We luck into another perfect day. There were tiny patches of snow, in the shady areas. No wind. You could see where the Napa fires…

Mt. St. Helena, the hard way

Hiked from Calistoga for a total of 20 miles and 5.6 kft of elevation gain. (Dropped car at the Hwy 29 trailhead since I didn’t…

Summiting St. Helena (with Wine)

I did this hike with my parents. It was an incredibly cold day and, had there been any precipitation, it would have fallen as snow.…

Foggy day on St. Helena

Foggy, a bit of rain, and cold conditions at the summit. Unfortunately, not much of a view, but a fun hike all the same with…

Mount St. Helena

Great views!  We had crisp, cool weather and plenty of sunshine. There’s a few sections of trail that are challenging. Most of it is fireroad.…

Glorious day on Mt. St. Helena

Day 5 – Summit #5. There was amazing weather for a summit of the highest of the NorCal SixPack of Peaks. Cool and clear at…

St. Helena

Nice day, love this area. https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/recording-jan-04-317-pm–4

Peak #1

Weather was nice, breezy, sunny, cool until we got closer to the top. Then it got foggy and cold. Beautiful views when we weren’t in…

New Year’s Day on Mt St Helena

Cold to start. Warmed up fast. A little cloudy but still beautiful views.  EVERYBODY and their brother had the same idea though.  Haven’t wished this…

New Year’s Day Hike

My second time on this beautiful trail and loving the fact that I actually know some faces on this trail! It’s like first day of…

First peak of 2020

Beautiful hike on the first day or 2020. It was very cold and windy at the top but beautiful overall. We met a few prleak…

Mt St Helena and DONE

A clear but chilly day, perfect weather for this trail.  Not a difficult hike at all, but just under 10 miles.  Great cell reception at…

Up High

It was a clear and beautiful day.

Mt St helena summit

Gorgeous views of the valley, which was socked in with fog. Trail was wet from recent rains but that didn’t affect our hike. Beautiful sunny…

St Helena Day Trip

It was kind of eerie hiking here. There was fog on the way up and no animals were around anywhere. Trees were burned and black…

Surprise Snow on Mt. St. Helena

Great trail for the first ~1+mile before getting onto the fireroads. Intermittent snow until the last mile to the summit, then fairly consistent snow/ice on…

Winterland of Helena

What a beautiful hike after the first snow fall winter. I had 3 layers. It was cold but warm enough when I kept moving. It…

Mt St Helena

This was a wonderful way to cap off our 6-hike challenge. We drive out to Santa Rosa and stayed in an AirBNB the night before.…

Saint Helena of Troy

Beautiful day and views all the way to the top.  Somehow wandered off the trail near the bottom and bushwacked down some steep slopes, but…

Wine Country Cardio

I previously logged this hike but it displayed as “Umunhum” and I was unable to edit it.

Helena

Saved the easiest for last. Wanted to do it in snow, but didn’t happen. Nice easy stroll up fireroad with pleasant view at end.

RLS

Unseasonably warm and beautiful hike with great friends. Shorts still the best for hiking this late in the year!

Mount Saint Helena

This was our final of the 6 peaks. Unfortunately we have gone down to two from our original group of four due to injury, so…

Mt. Saint Helena-lapalooza

A beautiful day with fellow hikers, followed by wine tasting and uber delicious fare at Yeti (Indian/Nepalese) in Glen Ellen.     10.8 miles with 2,195…

Mt. Saint Helena

Great hike with a friend today! Weather was fantastic, clear enough to see Mt. Tam, Mt. Diablo and even San Francisco in the distance! Parking…

Not just for wine lovers!

Great hike in the wine country! The drive there was just as relaxing and beautiful as the view from the summit. Stevenson Memorial Trail is…

Hot Hot St. Helena

I hiked this trail with a friend. It was very exposed. Lots of sunshine and vitamin D. The trail is a little boring as it…

Scorched But Recovering

The last of  the Peaks  to complete the challenge was Mt St Helena. We car camped at Bothe State Park on Thursday night  through Sunday…

Mt St Helena

A pretty easy, but gorgeous hike. The views were spectacular!!! A great way to round out the challenge.

Fires and Fitness on Helena

I got back to working out more seriously a few months ago. I was wondering if I could test myself with this peak. How fast…

#4 of 6

Relatively easy hike with nice views.

Mt. St. Helena Rocks!

This is our (@hound-of-mt-sizer and me) fifth hike and was my favorite peak yet! It reminded me of hiking in the high Sierras. <3 We…

HIgh country Mount St. Helena

I’ll start by saying I read some negative reviews of this hike (not on this site) and completely disagree with them. Mount St. Helena now…

Mt St Helena

The day started out misty and hazy, and we were up very early based on some wrong-time-of-day traffic estimations, so we weren’t super happy about…

Mt Saint Helena #Peak2

Quite an open trail. Need to be careful with the heat. You will get to see amazing valley views covered with fog which eventually fades…

Sweaty on St. Helena

Trail was good. Not too difficult. The weather was warm. Glad we started early. View from the summit were clear and lovely.

I went to Mount Saint Helen-uh…?

This hike provides some pretty stunning views on the front end, and a satisfying trudge toward a peak on the backend. Got started at around…

Mount Saint Helena…3 down, 3 to go

Decided to tackle Mount Saint Helena today with a good friend. The mountain is about an hour from our hometown of Sonoma where he still…

Hot St. Helena Heat

We kinda jinxed ourselves thinking that this would be an easy hike, only being 10 miles. We started on the trail across from the parking…

Fog friends summit Mt St Helena

Glad we started on this hike at 07:30 – it is on an exposed fire road most of the way up. Beautiful views and interesting…

Hot Helena

The only marker was after mile 1 once at the fire road. After that there were no more signs or posts. We didn’t know we…

Beautiful Napa Valley

What awesome views of the Napa Valley, since the trail goes all around the mountain you can see all sides of Napa. Clear day but…

Hike in Wine Country

Hightailed it out of SF after work on Wednesday night before the holiday and landed in Calistoga around 8:30pm.  Stayed at a cool little Inn…

Mt. Saint Fire Road Helena

Started early a.m. Weather was beautiful. The fire road is pretty boring.  When we reached the peak, the views were awesome. Going down, the sun…

Mt. Breathtaking!

This has been by far the most breathtaking peak of all. The panoramic views are to die to for! We could see the Sleeping Lady…

One big switch back…

This hike is mainly for the views….starts out great, the turns into one big switch back. I saw an amazing vulture- looking bird…

Rainy Memorial Day Mt. St. Helena

This run/hike had gotten postponed twice due to weather — and today’s weather was no better. Hoping for a higher cloud ceiling — we could…

Flowers Above the Clouds on Mt St Helena

Wildflowers celebrating among the charred residue of the forest decimated by the Tubbs Fire.  We climbed quickly above the marine layer to reach the sun…

Mt St Helena Incredible Hike

The trail conditions were good, a bit dusty.  Weather was perfect; sun with blue skies and some wind.  It was basically an uphill climb from…

Helena

Good Trail conditions. Warm and sunny

Post Fire Regrowth and Vistas

Beautiful sunny day with a coastal breeze so that even 80 degrees wasn’t too hot. Though the trail itself was nothing to write home about,…

Mt St. Helena

From the trail head you venture through a wooded forest and around a bunch of switchbacks that lead you to the Mt St Helena Trail.…

Mt St Helena

Morning hike up Mt St. Helena.  While it was 90+ in the Napa Valley, it was in the high 60’s with a 10-20 mph wind…

A clear day on Mount Saint Helena

We arrived at the parking by 8:15 am and there was ample parking. The start of the trail was through a lush area, complete with…

Amazing views on Mount Saint Helena

We started early to beat the heat. The trial starts off with lush green trees and plants along a narrow creek. This portion has a…

Mount Saint Helena Zen

Compared to our first two hikes, Diablo & Sizer, this was an easy, meditative walk. Thanks to those who warned us to note where we…