Moore Creek Park

MODERATE 15 reviews
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Moore Creek Park is a 7.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Saint Helena, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1328 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wildlife

washed out

The hike along Moore Creek is a journey into the deep recesses of a secluded canyon. The trail first climbs high on the canyon wall and enjoys sweeping vistas before descending to the creek. NOTE: The upstream portion of the hike has many creek crossings. If the water level is high, it is best to avoid this part of the trail. The loop section can still be hiked during periods of high water.

hiking
2 days ago

great trail, well marked and easy to follow. dog had a blast! easy parking, even had a toilet in the beginning of the trail.
The only reason why this is getting 4 stars is because there wasn't really anything special to see here... If you're looking for scenery this is probably not the place for you.

hiking
8 days ago

16 days ago

Beautiful well marked trails with just enough elevation change to make it a good workout. Plenty of parking and we didn't run into another person.

hiking
18 days ago

Nice trail. Definitely start on the Valentine Vista trail then finish with the out-back. Nice diversity of terrain. Very peaceful creek-side finish to the hike.

24 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Pros
Dog friendly, shaded for most of the out and back Moore Creek Trail, 5 creek crossings with a shallow "pool" and small waterfall at the end, plentiful parking with a port-a-potty at trailhead, steep parts were short, lightly trafficked. Wider trail for a good portion of it, and not much poison oak.

Cons
Dog got two ticks even on leash the whole way and on trail the whole time--and not walking through any brush (which was a tad surprising but we are out of doors, so it was fine).
some single track with small bunches/bushes of poison oak so be mindful. not a pool at the end--more like one foot deep areas in the creek (unless i missed it).

all in all, a really wonderful hike!

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hiking
3 months ago

Love this place. Great trails, beautiful views. Highly recommend. Best of all dog friendly!!

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