Dowdy Ranch entrance will be open, the flowers are in bloom and there will be running water. Unfortunately, no dogs are allowed in this area (sorry, Greg :-( . I'm posting a map with the trail drawn. This would be classified as a strenuous trek. 8 mi from Dowdy ranch to Wood Duck Pond (campsite) and then 6 miles back. While most of it is on dirt roads, there are some steep parts (labeled on map) and we'll be doing a little off-trail (Pecheco falls to Pecheco Ridge Rd.) We'll hit 'hole in the rock' swimming hole and there is also swimming at Pecheco Falls.
Here is the trail map: http://files.meetup.com/1816340/Pecheco%20falls%20loop%20-%20Henry%20Coe%20SP.pdf
What to bring (besides the usual)
gas/canister stoves (no charcoal or wood stoves allowed)
sandals or shoes to wear swimming
cost: 5/person (camping) 8/vehicle
The Dowdy Ranch/Bell's Station entrance is located off Highway 152, five miles east of the 152/156 Interchange at the Bell's Station Restaurant Road, located on the north side of Highway 152. Turn left and proceed seven miles over unpaved gravel road to the Dowdy Ranch Park entrance.