The trail head is just outside Calistoga at intersection with Silverado Trail, may be one half mile. You do not have to drive up Hwy 29, Calistoga Grade to the main park entrance. Map of trail is available at the trail head.
We hiked to Holms Place about 4.5 miles to the intersection with Paradise trail. This is a well maintained and frequented trail, with numerous spots to look out over Napa Valley. Even though the day had moderate weather, we used several pints of water for the two of us. 50% during mid day was in filtered shade - many oaks. You could continue along the Paradise Trail for a very long additional climb to the upper State Park entrance. It looked way more than we could handle in a day and would require a car pool arrangement.
After lunch we had a pleasant hike down the mountain. 4 hours round trip - at least.
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