Upper Lake, California

Top Spots in and near Upper Lake

  • Lakeport, California

    Camp at Red Mountain Campground

    Red Mountain has 10 units, toilets, barbecue grates, and picnic tables. There is no potable water at this time.To get there, from Ukiah, exit U.S. 101 South at Talmage Road, then 1.5 miles east to Eastside Road. Turn right and proceed 0.3 mile to Mill Creek Road. Follow Mill Creek Road 5 miles to...
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  • Kelseyville, California

    Camp at Clear Lake State Park

    Clear Lake State Park is only two hours from downtown San Francisco and Sacramento. The state park offers amazing opportunities to photograph deer in the area and pick blackberries for breakfast on a morning stroll. On my visit I saw over 15 deer and one buck in full velvet. The sunrise and sunse...
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  • Lake County, California

    Hike to Wright Peak near Clearlake California

    7.6 mi / 1853 ft gain
    Hiking to Wright peak offers some of the best views of Clear Lake, California's largest natural freshwater lake. Located just about 2.5 hours north of San Francisco, this hike is accessible and easy to follow.  To get to the trailhead, follow the 101 north to Hopland. Then take the 175 west towar...
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  • Ukiah, California

    Hike Montgomery Woods State Nature Reserve Loop

    4.5
    2 mi / 150 ft gain
    This is a great find. We saw it on the map it was on the way from Mendocino to our next stop, Napa Valley. So glad we took the time to visit. It is a small park with about a two mile loop hike in a valley floor loaded with huge redwoods and few people. The trail is very easy and starts along a sm...
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  • Clearlake Oaks, California

    Cache Creek Ridge: Judge Davis Trailhead

    4.0
    10.26 mi / 2018 ft gain
    Cache Creek Ridge: Judge Davis Trailhead is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Williams, California.
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  • Philo, California

    Camp at Camp Navarro

    5.0
    Camp Navarro is located about 2.5 hours north of San Francisco. This redwood getaway is nestled between branches of the North Fork of the Navarro River. Equipped with a lodge, coffee, shop, water and toilets, Camp Navarro allows you to escape from the stresses of city life while still enjoying a ...
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  • Calistoga, California

    Hike Mount Saint Helena

    4.3
    10 mi / 2100 ft gain
    Drive north from Napa following Rt 29, through Calistoga and up into the forest. After passing the sign for Robert Louis Stevenson State Park, and just over the crest, there is a parking area on the right side of the road, opposite the trailhead on the left. Parking fills up by mid-morning so get...
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  • Guerneville, California

    Austin Creek State Recreation Area Loop

    5.0
    8.65 mi / 1722 ft gain
    The hike starts at the Gilliam Creek Trailhead, halfway up Armstrong Woods Road on the way to Bullfrog Pond. There is an $8 fee to enter the park, to be paid at the ranger kiosk as you enter Armstrong Woods.  HIKING Begin hiking by descending the Gilliam Creek Trail. The descent is long and ste...
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  • Calistoga, California

    Hike the Oat Hill Mine Trail

    5.0
    8.3 mi
    The incline on this trail begins pretty much right away and is fairly gradual for the entire hike, some of it is quite rocky, making this an easy to moderate level hike. However, with some shade (probably wouldn't attempt it on a hot summer day) and the sweeping views of the valley that get bette...
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  • Calistoga, California

    Hike Bald Hill in Robert Louis Stevenson State Park

    3.2 mi / 1200 ft gain
    Bald Hill is the first serious peak/summit that can be reached via the Oat Hill Mine Trail as it breaks from the more popular loop and heads into the heart of Robert Louis Stevenson State Park. To get there you can either begin at the less frequently used trailhead at Picket and Rosedale Roads he...
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  • Guerneville, California

    Parson Jones and Colonial Armstrong Redwood Trees

    5.0
    The Parson Jones Tree is the tallest tree in the reserve, measuring more than 310 feet (94 m) in height. This is longer than the length of a football field!  Named after a lumberman who chose to preserve this portion of the park in the 1870s, the Colonel Armstrong Tree is the oldest tree in the ...
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  • Guerneville, California

    East Ridge - Pool Ridge Loop

    4.5
    3.37 mi / 810 ft gain
    This park most resembles Muir Woods, and if you're looking to get out of the tourist trap, head to Armstrong Redwoods and make a day of it. This 3-mile hike takes off from the sign pointing to East Ridge Trail. As you begin a slight climb up the trail, you'll be under the cover of the redwoods, s...
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  • Napa, California

    Hike To Zim Zim Falls

    5.0
    8 mi / 500 ft gain
    This 8 mile (out and back) hike begins at the trail head off of Knoxville Road, just before mile marker 24. The first 3 miles are relatively flat, though you will cross the creek about 9 times. Right before you reach the waterfall, you will come to a fork in the trail marked by a pink boulder. St...
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  • Guinda, California

    Hike Pierce Canyon

    6.2 mi / 1079 ft gain
     This hike follows a fire road through some farms, up into the woods and up the ridge. It's an accessible and easy trail, with some decent incline starting about halfway through (thus the "moderate" rating instead of easy).   Park at the end of the road before the gate. (There is a sign that say...
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  • Larkfield-Wikiup, California

    Creekside Trail to Canyon Trail to Ridge Trail Loop

    4.0
    4.46 mi / 850 ft gain
    Creekside Trail to Canyon Trail to Ridge Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Santa Rosa, California.
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  • Forestville, California

    Mother's Beach ("Mom's Beach")

    4.0
    Mother's Beach, known locally as Mom's Beach, is located in Forestville, California. This beach is a hidden gem situated on the scenic Russian River, between Steelhead Beach and Sunset Beach.  Dog Friendly: Mom's Beach is a great spot to bring your pup on a leash.  Times of Operation: The bea...
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Camping and Lodging in Upper Lake

Bushay Recreation Area
Unnamed Road

Bushay Recreation Area

Kyen Campground And Oak Grove Day Use Area
Marina Drive

Kyen Campground And Oak Grove Day Use Area

Chekaka Recreation Area Lake Mendocino
Ukiah, California

Chekaka Recreation Area Lake Mendocino

Pine Mountain Lookout
Upper Lake, California

Pine Mountain Lookout

Pomo Day Use Area
Ukiah, California

Pomo Day Use Area

Cloverdale / Healdsburg KOA
Cloverdale, California

Cloverdale / Healdsburg KOA

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