History Trail

History Trail

History Trail is a moderate, 2.4-mile round trip single track trail connecting Bothe Napa Valley State Park and the Bale Grist Mill State Park.

Points of interest along the way include Pioneer Cemetery, which contains the remains of several early Napa Valley pioneers, the site of White Church, the first church in Napa Valley, and the fully restored Bale Grist Mill, a water-powered gristmill circa 1846.

The trail passes through dense forest, clearings filled with chaparral shrubs, and a riparian corridor along Mill Creek. This trail will be of interest to plant and bird lovers as well as history buffs.

Please note: There is an additional fee of $5.00 per adult/$2.00 per child to enjoy the mill grounds and take a tour of the mill. On weekends you can watch grain being milled with the historic stones powered by the 36 ½ foot wooden water wheel.

• Dogs Allowed On-leash
• Length: 2.4 miles round trip
• Intensity: moderate

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