Pope to Putah Day Hike

This moderately difficult to difficult hike connects Pope Creek to Putah Creek, west of Lake Berryessa. Parts of the trail have a very steep grade so caution is necessary (especially during the rainy season).  This is a great hike for people looking to challenge themselves – there is a lot of climbing and descending throughout the hike.

The 9.4 mile hike begins by climbing a large hill that gives fantastic views of Pope Valley to the west. Hikers then traverse through chaparral. As the trail nears Putah Creek, chaparral gives place to beautiful oak woodlands. Where the trail meets Putah Creek, there is a nice area to enjoy lunch while hoping to spot river otters, bald eagles, or osprey.

Please dress for the weather with sturdy hiking boots. Trekking/hiking poles are not necessary but may be helpful. Please bring snacks, lunch, and plenty of water. No dogs. Rain Cancels.

More information about the trail can be found here.

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

Length: 9.4 miles (round-trip)

Terrain/Exposure: Mostly chaparral

Questions? Contact Nate Lillge at nlillge@tuleyome.org.

Note: All participants agree to abide by the terms and conditions of Tuleyome’s waiver of liability which can be see and downloaded HERE. All participants also understand that photographs will be taken at the event. If you do not wish to be photographed, you must tell the photographer and avoid the camera’s line of sight.

A $10 donation to Tuleyome is suggested but is not required to participate in this event.


Starts 8:30 AM
Ends 4:30 PM
Location Pope-to-Putah Trailhead (Pope Canyon Rd)
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