New hiking park to be dedicated on Sunday

2013-06-27T15:50:00Z 2013-06-27T16:17:08Z New hiking park to be dedicated on SundayRegister staff Napa Valley Register
June 27, 2013 3:50 pm  • 

The Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District is inviting the public to Sunday’s opening of Moore Creek Park at 2607 Chiles Pope Valley Road.

The official ribbon cutting will take place at 1:00 p.m. Hikers and cyclists are welcome to participate in group hikes and rides or explore on their own.

Volunteers for Outdoor California is providing 125 volunteers to put finishing touches on newly built trails on Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday’s opening will include a trail dedication with the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council. Moore Creek Park plays an important role in the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council's “GO NORTH” trail alignment in their plan to promote and sustain a 550-mile hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trail on the ridgelines around San Francisco Bay.

Today, more than 340 Ridge Trail miles are open. The council is working to connect the full loop.

Moore Creek Park will host about 4.7 miles of Ridge Trail anchoring a new route along Napa's eastern ridgeline, which will eventually connect Lake Hennessey on the south, Calistoga through the Oat Hill Mine Trail to the north, and Bothe Napa State Park to the west.

Due to the large number of volunteer trail workers at Moore Creek Park and limited parking, horse trailers are discouraged for this weekend.

For more information, email Chino Yip at cyip@ncrposd.org.

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  1. napablogger
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    napablogger - June 27, 2013 10:01 pm
    This is a beautiful park on nearly 700 acres of wooded property, with a year round spring fed creek. The trails are open to hiking, mountain biking and horse back riding.

    Although the Ridge Trail was mentioned heavily, that is more of a side note. This is a Napa County Park created with Napa taxpayer funds for locals to enjoy.

    Come up and enjoy it some time soon.

    It is located just north of Lake Hennessey off of Chiles Valley Rd.
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