Putah Creek State Wildlife Area (cross-country hike to the 'Crags')
 
 

The Hike:

First you float across the creek. Then begin the hike up the canyon. You must get through the reeds, then get past a couple poison oak thickets. Once you get past these thickets, you hike up the canyon through the oaks. Follow an old jeep trail up to the Crags.

How to get there: 

From Yolo county, Woodland and Davis, take Highway 128 up through Winters toward Lake Berryessa.  Park on the side of the road just upstream from the last fishing access park site. You will then walk down the creek bank to put in your canoe or inflatable boat to float across to the wildlife area.

Map (.pdf file)
putah wildlife area map
GPS track (.gpx format)
No GPS track is available. This is a cross-country hike.
Photos
  putah creek   oak woodlands
     
  view north   view of crags from trail
  view of crags   view north
  view of bobcat ranch   looking toward winters
  on the ridge   the crags
  at the base of the crags   the crags
  looking back down the trail   back at the start, with boat