NAPA, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation today announced the reopening of Smittle Creek Trail. The trail has been closed since 2020, due to damage sustained during the LNU East Fire.
The 2.6-mile-long trail is accessed from two trailheads: the Smittle Creek Day Use Area, available throughout the year, and the Coyote Knolls parking lot in Oak Shores during the summer. The trail meanders along the shoreline through blue oak woodland and offers excellent views of the Lake Berryessa area; the northern end connects with the Smittle Loop Trail.
Lake Berryessa offers additional trails that range in difficulty from easy to moderate and from 0.1 to 5 miles in length.
Hiking Lake Berryessa’s trails offer shoreline access and scenic landscapes year-round. Wildlife viewing opportunities including California quail, Turkey vultures, Canada geese, songbirds, and Bald eagles.
For more information regarding Lake Berryessa recreational opportunities, visit https://www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/berryessa/index.html or call the Lake Berryessa Administration Office at 707-966-2111, ext. 0 (TTY 800-877-8339).