Oat Hill Mine Trail Photos

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Several caves can be seen on the opposite side of the canyon. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Headed back
Coppertone heading towards the trailhead after the turnaround point near Holm's Place. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Swartz Canyon
Much of the eastern trail provides fantastic views of Swartz Canyon which empties into Pope Canyon. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Rock Wall
Many segments of the trail hug a steep rock wall on one side. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Numerous caves and overhangs can be seen from the trail. This one sits just off the trail. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Rocky path
The Oat Hill Mine Trail is rocky and sometimes very rocky. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Trail View
Coppertone hiking along the trail. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Lower view
If one doesn't want to put in too much of an effort, views like this one are available within one mile of the trailhead. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Headed down
Coppertone descends down the trail towards the trailhead. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Rounding the top
Near the main junction the trail circles around the sheer walls of rock of the area's high point. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Northern Napa Valley
The trail crosses over the spine of a ridge and opens up views of Napa Valley more to the north. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Rock Formations
The higher the trail gets the more rocky the terrain. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Coppertone on the trail
Coppertone on the trail. The Palisades Trail leading to Robert Lewis Stevenson State Park probably follows the ridge of rock in the distance. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
The goal
A view from the trail looking at where we're headed. Our turnaround point lies a bit beyond the highpoint visible in the distance. You can also see the trail up ahead traversing the slope from left to right. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Napa Valley
The trail features some nice views within the first mile of the trailhead, but if you go higher the views of Napa Valley get better. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Trail View
From the trailhead, Lower Oat Hill Mine Trail does almost nothing but ascend. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
View Traffic
Coppertone and some other hikers enjoy the view over Calistoga, CA in Napa Valley. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
One Mile View
A view over Napa Valley vineyards and Calistoga only one mile into the hike. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Coppertone Ascending
Coppertone hiking along the trail not too far from the trailhead. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Half Mile View
Only half a mile into the hike and you'll already be rewarded with some classic Napa Vineyard views. (Photo by Austin Explorer)