Moore Creek Trail
ElevationAscent: 531' 162 m
Descent: -213' -65 m
High: 764' 233 m
Low: 355' 108 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)
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“A trail to the Top Secret Swimming Hole in Moore Creek Park.”— Bruce Hope
Family Friendly An easy trail with plenty of places to stop and play in the water. Shady and cool on hot summer days.
This trail starts at a trailhead off of Chiles Pope Valley Road just north of Lake Hennessey. The trailhead features a large parking area and restrooms. It shares this trailhead with the southern end of the Valentine Vista Trail.
The first mile or so of this trail, up to the Ranch House (private residence), is actually a dirt road. Past the house, and the northern end of the Valentine Vista Trail, the road fades into a trail and you soon come to a crossing of Moore Creek. There is no bridge (here or at any of the crossings to come), so your options are a balance beam, rock hopping, or a ford (wading), which might be tricky during a high water event.
Past this crossing, the trail follows along the creek for about 0.3 miles to another creek crossing, then climbs a little above the creek to another crossing of it in about 0.4 miles. It then wanders along the creek some more to yet another crossing of the creek, after which the trail climbs above the creek and stays there for the rest of the way to it's end at the Top Secret Swimming Hole and one end of Dan's Wild Ride.
Land Manager: Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District