Knoxville Devilhead Road

3.3/5 (8 reviews)
Lower Lake, California (Napa County)
Last Updated: 12/08/2018
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Trail Information

Highlights

Knoxville Devilhead Road is the southern entrance into the Knoxville Recreation Area in Napa County, CA. If traveling in from Lake Berryessa, 30+ miles of the roughly paved, bumpy, narrow Berryessa Knoxville Road will make this soft dirt trailhead a welcome relief. This road offers access to other trails in the Knoxville recreation area including Hunting Creek Road, Cement Creek Road and Adams Ridge (currently closed for burn rehabilitation). The entire Knoxville Recreation Area spans from Napa County into Lake County, however this trail is contained within the Napa County borders. The network of trails in this area include scenic mountain views, lush forrest landscapes and multiple creek crossings.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Knoxville Devilhead Road is an out & back trail in the Knoxville Recreation Area in Knoxville, CA. This is a wide fire-road that serves as a connector to numerous other trails in the Knoxville area. Knoxville Devilhead Road is 5.4 miles in length. It starts at Berryessa Knoxville Road and ends at a locked gate and fence line marking private property (Waypoint 6). This road is easy, however wet weather can create moderate sections due to deep, slippery mud. Beginners will be comfortable on the trail while advanced wheelers might only use it to access more technical trails. The access road to this trail, Berryessa Knoxville Road, includes half a dozen creek crossings, south of the Devilhead intersection, which are prone to flooding during heavy rains.

Trail Reviews

3.3/5 (8 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 10/01/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Nice and easy mountain off road day trip. It’s through a bush forest so you have a gorgeous panoramic view of the mountains most of the way. This is a no challenge for any off road vehicle at this time but I can imagine it to be a lot more fun after a rainy day. I will definitely return this winter and have some fun spinning the wheels and slide side to side.
Trail Review: Knoxville Devilhead Road - 1OHMS
Trail Review: Knoxville Devilhead Road - 1OHMS
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Status: Open
Visited: 07/27/2020

Super fun easy ride. Great way to kill the day. We went the most of the ride without seeing anyone. Super dry making it even easier. I wouldnt do it with my Jetta but my Touareg did it no problem. Some one set up a cool little ovstacle course across from the mud stadium which was worth a try as well
Trail Review: Knoxville Devilhead Road - Hanna Catalli
Trail Review: Knoxville Devilhead Road - Hanna Catalli
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/22/2020

Still open during the COVID-19 stuff. Went there for social distancing, it had good trails but this is one of the easier ones. Great views!
Status: Open
Rated 2/5
Visited: 11/30/2019

Perfect for a rainy winter day if you're bored! No challenge here (the only challenge is to put your vehicle in 4x4 - I forgot....) Different landscape, non typical for the region, nice little dirt road, cool when wet and muddy! Make the loop coming from lake county and then proceed to lake berryessa or the other way around, its nice out here, though you still see a lot of the fire damage. I forgot to put my jeep in 4WD but it was fun no matter what.
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 04/28/2019

Easy trail for stock F150 FX4. Not a lot of space to turn around at the end of the trail. Would recommend taking Cement Creek Rd over this for better views and a little more challenging terrain.

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