Moore Creek Wildlife Preserve, Santa Cruz

4.1
#19 of 21 in Parks in Santa Cruz
Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • We enjoyed a walk by Moore Creek Wildlife Preserve. Its a pleasnt creek area and fun to see birds, etc. on the walk.  more »
  • 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....  more »
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  • I love this place so much, but I got my mom to come with me and the brought her dog. He got so many ticks, we all did, but his fur is so thick that we missed one and it was on him for over 24 hours. He developed a limp and we took him to the vet who upon first glance knew he had lymes disease from the deer tick. He was put on antibiotics and can finally run again without the limp. Its so scary. Just be careful please 🙏 😞💕
  • Moore Creek lies in the buffer zone between the redwoods and the coastal meadows. It's emerald green in the early spring, covered with phlox and poppies later, and gold in the summer. Solitary oaks dot the meadows, and riparian clefts nourish redwoods, fir, and alder...and lots of poison oak. Ancient seashore terraces now take the form of limestone outcroppings painted with lichens. It's free, but parking requires a short walk. I think not wheelchair or handicapped feasible.
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