Napa: Sage Canyon-Lower Chiles Valley-Chiles Pope Valley-Ink Grade-Napa Valley

Friday, October 21, 2016

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This ride travels through the picturesque Napa Valley before heading east through Sage Canyon along Lake Hennessey for a counter clock-wise loop on Lower Chiles Valley and Chiles Pope Valley to Pope Valley. The route continues up Howell Mountain on Ink Grade Rd followed by a bumpy descent on Howell Mountain Rd to Silverado Trail. The return south includes a scenic run along Silverado Trail back to Yountville.

Begin this ride from Yountville Park on Lincoln Ave at the north end of Yountville and exit the park onto Monroe St.

Turn left on Yount St to Yount Mill Rd; this quiet back road winds through the valley vineyards and cattle ranch around the Yountville Hills.

Head north on Hwy 29 along the gorgeous estate wineries and vineyards around Napa Valley.

CA-128 E/Rutherford Rd cuts across the valley floor to Silverado Trail.

Turn right on Silverado Trail followed by an immediate left to stay on CA-128 E/Sage Canyon Rd. The rolling terrain goes along the edge of Lake Hennessey to the boat launch parking lot.

Continue on Sage Canyon Rd/CA-128 E to Chiles Pope Valley Rd junction.

Turn right and head east on Sage Canyon Rd/CA-128; the rolling terrain for the first 2.4 miles goes along Sage Creek to the gates at Kuleto Estate Winery.

The road climbs out of the canyon with gradient ranges of 5-8% for one mile.

The road levels out and continues past the Nichelini Family Winery towards Lower Chiles Valley Rd.

Weather: Sunny and warm. Temps ranged from the low 50’s to the high 70’s with NW > SW winds.

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