Knoxville Devilhead Road

3.4/5 (10 reviews)
Lower Lake, California (Napa County)
Last Updated: 03/18/2023

Trail Information


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

3.4/5 (10)
Official Crew
Visited: 03/18/2023

Cool trail 👍
Rated 4/5
Visited: 01/31/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

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.
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
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!

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