Tiny Hike, Mighty View

Hidden Timberhill Park in Napa

Short hike, sweet views—sure thing! And a bonus: It’s right in Napa. Nestled in the beautiful Browns Valley neighborhood, Timberhill Park is a hidden gem, and a fall hike here hits the high note because you get to a gorgeous panorama on a 1.5-mile out-and-back trail.

Start off among oak trees before beginning a steady ascent with grassy rolling hills around you.

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Soon you’re at the top—and wow—you usually have to hike a lot longer for such stunning views. Not here. Soak in Napa Valley’s rolling vineyards, with Mount Diablo and Mount Tamalpais backing the scenery.

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On clear days you’ll easily see the bay. Think big picture.

BONUS WINE: About a 15-minute drive west from Timberhill, Artesa cannot be beat for its stunning hilltop setting overlooking rolling vineyards, with far-stretching views across San Pablo Bay (the Amy Poehler Netflix movie Wine Country used Artesa as their backdrop setting). The wines are equally standout: small-batch, artisanal, and inspired by the family’s Spanish heritage. We like their Albarino and Pinot.

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