POSTED ON February 20, 2017 | IN Hiking in wine country | BY Joe Becerra

Moore Creek hikes napa valley

It is not just all about wine and food in the Napa Valley. Among the many entertaining activities to enjoy in the Napa Valley, there are some fun and invigorating hikes that will soothe the soul. This hike, the Madrone Trail, is one we took last Sunday in Moore Park Creek, one of Napa County’s Open Space District Parks. The park entrance is about five miles from the Conn Creek Winery, where Highway 128 meets the Silverado Trail. Last Sunday was a beautiful day with bright sun basking hikers, dog walkers, and mountain bikers. Moore Creek is flowing, and Lake Hennessey is spilling over its banks. There is water everywhere.  Take advantage of this winter’s heavy rainfall to view creeks and waterfalls flowing as they have not done in years.

Moore Creek

Moore Creek

There are seven different hikes one can choose to take at Moore Creek Park. In all, there are fifteen miles of hiking trails. It is a fantastic way to start your day in the Napa Valley.  The area is a combination of Oak Woodland and Chapparal.

Madrone Trail at Moore Creek Park

Madrone Trail at Moore Creek Park

After completing your hike, some lunch and wine tasting are in order. Nearby is one of Napa Valley’s oldest wineries and an excellent spot for picnicking, wine tasting, and playing Bocce. It is the Nichelini Family Winery and Vineyards.

Helpful map to get you to the entrance at Moore Creek Park

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