Monumental Activity: Pope to Putah Camping
The second event in Tuleyome’s new Monumental Activities series!
The Pope to Putah Trail in Napa County is a moderate 10 mile (round-trip) hike. The trail climbs and descends the hills between Pope Creek and Putah Creek – two of the streams the feed Lake Berryessa. It is steep in some sections but recent re-routes have increased the enjoyment of the trail. Hikers are treated to panoramas of Pope Valley as well as views of Spanish Valley. There is a large meadow where the trail meets up with Putah Creek. This will be a great camping area. The next morning, participants will return to the trailhead with an optional side trip along Walter Hill Trail (1 mile). This trail is a beautiful, new trail that really immerse the hiker in the wilderness and gives them the opportunity to see an “unexplored” area in the Lake Berryessa region.
Eric “Bam Bam” Barnett, Tuleyome’s Trail guru spearhead the construction of this trail and will lead hikers along the trail. Participants will have the chance to learn the history of the trail and the area.
Length: 9.4 miles (round trip)
Terrain & Elevation: hilly (some of which are steep); under 1000 feet elevation gain – most within first two miles
Vegetation & Exposure: mostly chaparral with little cover
Tuleyome will provide Saturday dinner and light (cold) breakfast Sunday morning. Participants will need to provide their own tent and sleeping bags and should be prepared for chilly/cold night camping at Putah Creek.