The trailhead for the 4-mile Moore Run Trail is marked simply with a posted sign along Forest Service Road 324. You may need to look closely for the trail itself, as the overgrowth of rhododendron around the trailhead can obscure it. However, once you find the trail near the creek bed, it is easy to follow the entire way.
The trail begins by following Moore Run (a creek) for about 2 miles. You will pass through two high mountain meadows and cross several small streams. After 2 miles, as the trail starts to steadily descend down McGowan Mountain toward Otter Creek, you will be treated to the sights and sounds of this remote region. Listen for the rushing rapids of Otter Creek far below. The view over the valley and of the mountains in the distance is breathtaking. Also watch for various forms of wildlife, including small mammals and birds that are found throughout this entire wilderness area.
The trail terminates at the valley floor, where it meets another rail-trail, the Otter Creek Trail, and the Possession Camp Trail. To reach both of these trails, you must cross the rather wide Otter Creek, so hike up your pant legs and plunge in-carefully!-if you plan to continue your trail adventure on the opposite shore.
Parking and Trail Access
From Parsons, take County Road 219 south, and turn left on County Road 39 in the town of Porterwood. Continue to the town of Pheasant Run and turn left on Forest Service Road 828. Turn right on Forest Service Road 701 and then turn right on Forest Service Road 324, heading south. The trailhead, though hard to spot, is on the left.
This is NOT a bike trail period!
I hunt this trail it is NOT for bikes it is thick brush, rock slides, waste deep creek crossings, swampy patches VERY rough terrain to walk let alone ride a bike..As for hiking yes it is awesome for an experienced smart hiker..There are other trail heads ...