NAPA COUNTY 
MOORE CREEK

April 8,  2010
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Trail Description:
Moore Creek runs Southeast from the Las Posadas State Forest to Lake Hennessey in Napa county. The tree lined gorge is some 800 feet below the surrounding hills and is easily walk-able by a dirt road for much of it's length. The 673 acre property was bought by the Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District in 2008 to preserve the areas biodiversity and for it's recreation potential. This property is just now undergoing development.

Park information:
Moore Creek Park
2602 Chiles Pope Valley Rd.
St Helena, CA 94574
Map link: here

Directions: From the Silverado Trail, take Sage Canyon east to Chilies Pope Valley Rd. 6.7 miles. Then north on Chilies Pope Valley Rd for 1.3 miles to the trailhead. Trailhead picture here

Park website: here
Park trail map: here

Trail information:
GPS trail data here.

 

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:

NN=Non Native
Achyrachaena mollis (Blow Wives)
Amsinckia menziesii (Fiddleneck)
Anagallis arvensis (Scarlet Pimpernel)NN
Calendula arvensis (Field Marigold)NN
Capsella bursa-pastoris (Shepardís Purse)NN
Chamomilla suaveolens (Pineapple Weed)NN
Claytonia perfoliata (Minerís Lettuce)
Cotula coronopifolia (Brass Buttons)NN
Dichelostemma capitatum (Blue Dicks)
Erodium botrys (Long Billed Filaree)NN
Erodium cicutarium (Redstem Filaree)NN
Erodium moschatum (White Stemmed Filaree)NN
Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy)
Gallium sp. (Bedstraw)
Geranium dissectum (Cut Leaf Geranium)NN
Geranium molle (Doveís Foot Geranium)NN
Geranium robertianum (Robertís Geranium)NN
Hypochaeris glabra (Smooth Cats Ear)NN
Lathyrus vestitus (Hillside Pea)
Lomatium marginatum (Hartweg Lomatium)
Lotus humistratus (Hill Lotus)
Lupinus albifrons (Silver Bush Lupine)
Lupinus bicolor (Miniature Lupine)
Lupinus nanus (Sky Lupine)
Lupinus succulentus (Arroyo Lupine)
Medicago polymorpha (Bur Clover)NN
Mimulus aurantiacus (Sticky Monkey Flower)
Myosotis latifolia (Forget Me Not)NN
Nemophila heterophylla (Canyon Nemophila)
Nemophila menziesii var. atomaria (White Baby Blue Eyes)
Plagiobothrys sp. (Popcorn Flower)
Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain)NN
Oxalis pes-caprae (Bermuda Buttercup)NN
Quercus agrifolia (Coast Live Oak)
Ranunculus occidentalis (Western Buttercup)
Sanicula bipinnatifida (Purple Sanicle)
Senecio vulgaris (Common Groundsel)NN
Sherardia arvensis (Field Madder )NN
Sisymbrium officinale (Hedge Mustard)NN
Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue Eyed Grass)
Sonchus asper (Smooth Sow Thistle)NN
Stellaria media (Chickweed)
Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion)NN
Thysanocarpus curvipes (Lacepod)
Toxicodendron diversilobum (Poison Oak)
Trifolium subterraneum (Subterranean Clover)NN
Trifolium willdenovii (Tom Cat Clover)
Uropappus lindleyi (Silver Puffs)
Veronica persica (Speedwell)NN
Vicia sativa (Vetch)NN
Vicia villosa (Hairy Vetch)NN
Vinca major (Vinca)NN

Ferns Not Photographed:
Adiantum jordanii (Maidenhair Fern)
Pellaea mucronata (Birdís Foot Fern)
Polypodium calirhiza (Nested Polypody)