All preserves are closed to visitors during red flag, fire weather watch or extreme fire behavior warnings issued through the National Weather Service. Be sure to check the latest weather report prior to your visit.
Linda Falls Preserve Visitor Information
Thank you for your interest in visiting the Linda Falls Preserve! Please read through the below information prior to your visit.
Please note that parking is limited along Howell Mountain Rd. near the entry point of the Preserve. We strongly encourage you to take the time to park safely and use the crosswalk near Cold Springs Road if necessary to cross the street.
Please be aware that the Preserve is home to ticks, rattlesnakes, black bear, and other wildlife. All hikers are required to stay on designated trails and observe the posted visitor guidelines and pertinent information available at the trailhead kiosk.
- Dogs are not permitted on the Linda Falls Preserve to protect wildlife and visitor safety.
- Sturdy footwear is strongly recommended as you will encounter steep and rocky sections of trail.
- Be sure to stay on designated trails.
- Be prepared to pack out all trash and any other items you bring in with you.
- Note that there are no restrooms located at the Preserve.
- Bring water with you as drinking water is not available on site.
- The Preserve is open to visitors during daylight hours only.
Commercial Use is prohibited on all LTNC properties.
This Preserve is situated near the community of Angwin in Napa County within the Conn Creek watershed. The elevation ranges from 810 ft. at the southern point where Conn Creek exits the Preserve to 1580 ft. The substrate is of volcanic origin. The Preserve is part of the historic La Jota Land Grant and was probably first logged in the mid 1800s. Parcels totaling 177 acres were donated to the Land Trust in the 2000s from owners who used it as a weekend retreat. The Preserve features a unique waterfall where Conn Creek cascades over angular volcanic boulders.
Vegetation on the Preserve is predominantly coniferous forest with mixed chaparral covering perhaps 7-10 acres. There is evidence of community succession where Douglas Fir Forest has replaced oak woodland. Dominant species include Douglas fir, madrone, canyon live oak, black oak and California bay. Other habitat types present on the Preserve are white alder/bay/maple riparian forest and mixed manzanita/chamise/live oak chaparral.
The Preserve protects over 132 native plant species including 11 tree species and 32 types of shrubs. It protects the rare Napa False Indigo, one of the largest populations of narrow-anthered California Brodiaea in addition to locally rare creeping wild ginger and California willow-herb.
Hikes on the Preserve are offered through Land Trust guided hikes.