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Moore Creek Wildlife Preserve

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Great Place to Walk, Visit the Cows, Great Views

A neighbor told me about this very nice preserve on a hill overlooking the Pacific just west of the... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2016
Santa Cruz, CA
Dry but great views and birding

If you google map the intersection of shaffer road and highway 1, you will get right to the... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2016
Burlingame, California
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29 Apr 2018
“We enjoy this quiet alternative to other parks in the area”
31 Aug 2016
“Great Place to Walk, Visit the Cows, Great Views”
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Highway 1 across from Shafer Road, Santa Cruz, CA
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Definitely less people than Pogonop, Henry Cowell, etc, and you can likely see plenty of wildlife on your walk/hike. The views are coastal so really wonderful on a clear day. We have seen evidence of mountain lion activity there, so I wouldn't hike at dawn...More

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Reviewed August 31, 2016

A neighbor told me about this very nice preserve on a hill overlooking the Pacific just west of the city of Santa Cruz. Enter at a set of steps opposite Shaffer St (a quarter mile or so out of town from the last traffic light...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

If you google map the intersection of shaffer road and highway 1, you will get right to the preserve. Little parking, but be creative and you can find parking. Several trails and although very dry this time of year, so many swallows swooping and hawks...More

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Reviewed March 20, 2016

I had a friend recommend this hike to me and boy, now I owe him bigtime!! Take the Valentine trail on your way. It's uphill and leads to the most glorious views! Then travel on to the pool for a dip (though we could not...More

1  Thank Roland L
Reviewed October 14, 2015

I think we found the area but it's off a busy residential street that has No Parking. Not knowing where to park or if there was any other way to access the area, we gave up without being able to get out and walk around....More

2  Thank Michelle H
Reviewed February 15, 2015

Santa Cruz has a lot to offer. There's the boardwalk, and live music venues, great eateries, movie theaters, shopping - you name it. But when you're tired of being around all those people, in just a few minutes you can be out in nature, enjoying...More

3  Thank Nancy H
Reviewed August 6, 2014

Moore Creek is a pretty small creek area in Santa Cruz, Ca. The preserve has some hiking trails to explore the area further.

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