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Moore Creek Park Loop

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A singletrack romp topped off with a sweet downhill finish.

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863' 263 m


329' 100 m


1,296' 395 m


1,298' 396 m



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This largely shaded ride through the Lake Hennessey section of Moore Creek Park offers immaculately maintained singletrack and views of the peaks along Sugarloaf Ridge to the west. It's long enough to be worthwhile for experienced riders but mellow enough that less-experienced riders can manage it.

Need to Know

No water contact is allowed at Lake Hennessy, including pets.


From the parking lot, climb back up the small hill you drove in on and look for a sign on your right that says "horse trough." There are several points nearby to enter the Chiles Creek Trail. Continue on to a ladder bridge across the creek; the creek bed is also rideable when dry.

Follow Chiles Creek Trail as it merges into Shoreline Trail. Continue along Shoreline Trail until the gate where you enter Alta Hennessey Fire Road. This is a 0.75-mile (1.2 km) climb with the steepest uphill sections of the ride (max 16%).

At the crest of the hill, Alta Hennessey Fire Road meets Conn Peak Trail and Whiskey Ridge Trail. Gravity junkies can session Whiskey Ridge, otherwise turn south and follow Conn Peak Trail through the trees.

You'll pass the Conn Peak Summit Spur trail on your right after a 0.5-mile (850 m) climb, which marks the crest of Conn Peak Trail and the start of its downhill section. Most of the next two miles (3 km) will be downhill as you bear west to enter Old Man's Beard Trail. This is an excellent flowy trail to pedal through and enjoy the terrain, with some fast sections and slightly bermed switchbacks.

After crossing the bridge at the bottom of Old Man's Beard, turn right to climb up Sam The Eagle Trail. This is about as technical as this ride gets: some gentle rock garden sections with a few uphill switchbacks to spin through. As you climb further up the trail, you are treated to open views of Sugarloaf Ridge to the west of Napa Valley.

Arriving at the junction with Alta Hennessey Fire Road, look for the signpost to Catacula Trail ahead on the left. This is a gradual 0.8-mile (1.4 km) climb to the crest of the trail, much of it without shade. The descent features some fat bermed turns and fast runouts with launchable knuckles. There are a few tiny uphill pedals, and soon you coast down to the top of Whiskey Ridge Trail.

Whiskey Ridge Trail is downhill for riders by local custom but watch out for hikers on their way up. You can get hauling pretty fast on this trail, with both bermed and off-camber turns winding down to meet back up with Chiles Creek Trail. Turn north and return to the parking lot.


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Apr 22, 2023
Roger Chevalier
Apr 6, 2023
Gabriel Medrano
Jun 12, 2022
Myca Sunderland
Challenging sections, but overall super fun. Last downhill portion was awesome. 8.8mi — 1h 38m
Jun 4, 2022
Michel Gasquy
May 29, 2022
Hector Ortiz
Some down trees 12mi
Apr 13, 2022
Colvin Heeren
Feb 20, 2022
Hector Ortiz
Beautiful, flowy trails perfect for MTB 20.6mi
Jun 19, 2021
Paul Waters
Tree blocking route to main loop 6mi