Sunrise to Sunset
Robert Louis Stevenson State Park
November 9, 2017
Superintendent Order 660-17-58 has been issued today. It states that "Beginning November 11th, 2017 the below listed trails, roads and areas of Robert Louis Stevenson State Park, are closed due to the effects of the TUBBS FIRE until further notice due to logistical operations, resource protection Post-Fire, and public safety."
CLOSED TRAILS/ROADS: Mount St. Helena Trail
PARTIAL CLOSURE MAP
OPEN TRAILS/ROADS: Table Rock Trail, Palisades Trail, & Historic Oat Hill Mine Road
Robert Louis Stevenson State Park is the place where the famous author of Treasure Island and Kidnapped spent his honeymoon in 1880. Although nothing remains of Stevenson’s cabin, the site is identified on the trail to the summit.
The area features rough terrain, with evergreen forests in the canyons on north-facing slopes and chaparral on the south-facing slopes.
There is a five-mile hike to the top of Mt. St. Helena from which one can see much of the San Francisco Bay Area. On good days the top of Mt. Shasta can be seen, 192 miles in the distance.
To protect the park's wildlife and other natural resources, dogs are not permitted in this park.
The park is seven miles north of Calistoga on Highway 29.
The best seasons are spring and fall. The winter provides the best vistas, but also the greatest chance of snow and chilling wind.
Available Activities and Facilities at Robert Louis Stevenson State Park