Alston Park
Dry Creek Road
off of Redwood Road

Napa, CA 94558


  • Hwy 29 - Exit Trancas / Redwood Road - Go West on Redwood about 2 miles west of Highway 29 (First St exit)
  • 158 Acres with ~ 30 Acres allocated for Dogs
  • Dog Friendly - South Area Dogs can run free - North Area Dogs must be on leash.
  • No camping allowed
  • Two (2) Parking lots about a mile apart.
  • Nice hike for the kids to take
  • There are several benches along the trails and occasional picnic tables positioned for panoramic viewing

Alston Park covers 158 acres in the unobstructed rolling hills of northwest Napa. The open-space park, owned by the city of Napa, was made public in 1991. Alston Park has three miles of meandering trails that are open to equestrians, mountain bikers, hikers, and dog walkers.

Redwood Creek, a tributary of the Napa River, forms the park’s western boundary. This hike climbs to the upper area known as Canine Commons, a popular off-leash dog area. The trail circles the oak-dotted grassland through an old plum orchard on the south and wildflower- covered meadows with oak and madrone groves to the north.

The hike detours into the shaded canyon by Redwood Creek and leads to picnic areas and overlooks, offering sweeping vistas of the city of Napa and Napa Valley

The city acquired Alston in 1978 for $300,000. At the time, city officials envisioned a lighted baseball complex there.

More about the park



  • Large fenced commons
  • 30 acre off leash area
  • Stations with "poop bags"and trash cans
  • Great scenery
  • free parking and easy access


  • Crowded on weekends, especially mid mornings
  • leash and waste pick-up laws strictly enforced
  • Muddy in winter/foxtails in late Spring

Trail Statistics & Information

Activity Type: Hiking, Dogs, Bike Riding & Equestrian
Nearby City: Napa
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Loop ~ 2.5 Miles of Trails
Trail Surface: Dirt Trails & Fire Roads
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 30 Min - 1 hour
Season: Year-round
Open: Sunrise to Sunset
Rules: No Entrance Fees
Local Contacts: City of Napa Parks and Recreational Department


Alston Park Entrance

Alston Park

Alston Park Dog Leash vs No Leash Area's

Alston Park Dog Leash vs No Leash Area's

Alston Park Bench

Alston Park Dog Area

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