Sunday, September 25, 2011


Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve Homestead Trail hiking - Solano County, California USA

I carpooled with WarrenW & LauraW to meet up with a group from Tuleyome. Andrew Fulks led the hike at Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve and explained some of the history of the place along the way. Tuleyome has recently acquired some land in the upper watershed and is doing some great expansions of the trail system in the area. The weather was cool and overcast with occasional light rain. This fall weather was delightful after being too hot and too dry for too many months through the summer. At the end of the long summer dry season Cold Creek was entirely dry. We hiked the Homestead Trail ~1 mile up along Cold Creek to the historic homestead, stopped for a break and then returned. Afterwards we had a great barbecue at Lake Solano County Park.

Road map, topographic map and satellite map - Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve.

• Click and drag to reposition this interactive map. Map user instructions.
• The tool on the left zooms in and out. Point on the red marker to see the name.
• Map=roads. Satellite=satellite map. Terrain=3D shaded topo map. Topo=topographic map.
Full-Screen Maps - Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve.

N 38.50889 W 122.09733 - Trailhead (A)
N 38.49525 W 122.10033 - Historic Homestead (B)
N 38.49236 W 122.02832 - Lake Solano County Park (C)

Hiking the Homestead Trail at Cold Canyon.

Click on the photos to see the larger image. Use the back button to return.
• Hiking up the Cold Canyon trail.

• Last flowers of the year. California fuchsia - Epilobium canum.

Barbecuing at Lake Solano County Park.

• Barbecue at Lake Solano County Park.

More photos: 2011-09-25 hiking at Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve.

Previous trip report: Cold Canyon hiking and wildflowers 11april2010.

For more information:
Map to the Trailheads - Hiking in Solano County, California.
Calflora: Epilobium canum
California fuchsia -
California Fuchsia (Epilobium canum) -
Hiking, Biking & Camping Trip Reports - BRT Insights.
California Hiking Trails - Statewide Information.
California Maps - Atlas & Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.
Olympus Stylus 720SW camera. Photos edited with IrfanView software.

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