Yolo County Highpoint Trip Report
Little Blue Ridge
Date: September 24, 2008
Author: "Dingus Milktoast"
Access has changed. Rayhouse Road turns into Reiff Road at the Yolo county line.
The trailhead for the hike is actually located in Napa County. The trail
quickly recrosses the county line. The gate at the county line is now
apparently locked permanently. Twice this summer have found the gate locked.
I'd heard from a different group (yolohikers.org) that there were plans to close
part of Rayhouse Road permanently. I guess that has taken place.
The net result is the Yolo county HP may not be accessed from Rayhouse Road.
One needs to travel either the Knoxville Berryessa Road or go to Clear Lake,
then Lower Lake, then the Morgan Valley Road to Reiff Road.
The Highway 16 to Rayhouse Road option (always closed in winter) is now
permanently out of play. Itís bad to find the gate locked when you're on the
wrong side of it!
The Mud Pirate still has his irrigation hoses next to the road, to prepare next
season's mud. Don't drive up past the castle house if the road seems even the
slightest bit wet or sticky or you'll be paying tribute to the Mud Pirate to
have him haul you out of his carefully prepared ditch/trap.