OverviewMt. St. Helena. This smaller peak holds its' own while surrounded by much higher ones. It is a short scramble right off the road. The views of Napa Valley and Mt. St Helena are noteworthy and the views of the Palisades is arguably the best.
From Calistoga: From the junction of Hwy 128 and Hwy 29 at Calistoga take Hwy 29 3.6 miles through the town a left up to the shady pullout on the right.
Simply cross the road and start up the grassy south ridge beyond an old busted down fence. A short ways up rock outcrops dominate the route, then more grassy open areas. Then more class 2-3 rock is encountered. Maybe a little bushwhacking. The peak has 3 high points. The first is open hillside (1,530'). The second and higher one to the north is class 3 rock outcrop (1,575'). The highpoint a few hundred yards north of that has a few trees and rock formations (1,600+') but no climbing.
Round trip is about 3 miles with 1,000' of gain coming and going.