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Henry W. Coe State Park "Your Wilderness Next Door".

The Henry Coe Meetup group is for anyone interested in getting out into Henry W. Coe State Park, whether biking, horseback riding, hiking, camping, fishing, taking photos, enjoying the beautiful vistas or just experiencing nature. Everyone is welcome.

We offer hikes/walks/rides for most interest levels; from 3 mile hikes with slight elevation gain to 10-15 mile expeditions with significant elevation gain. Hikes are generally held on weekends but may be scheduled on any day of the week and usually last between 2-6 hours. We explore many areas all around the Park. We have a few mid-week hikes, some of which are longer and reach deeper into our beautiful back country and the Orestimba Wilderness.

We also plan to present a series of "Saturday Evening Talks" and Sunday Ranger Walks. Check the http://coepark.net website, Events calendar, for more details.

We will work with you to setup any kind of hike you and your group maybe interested in. Email us.

Looking forward to seeing you at one of our events or out on the trails.

Upcoming events (2)

Seven Springs Hike from Coe Ranch

9000 E Dunne Ave

Join Coe Volunteers on this 8-mile, 800 ft elevation gain moderate hike to explore hidden springs near Coe Ranch. About a mile is OFF TRAIL and there may be some muddy spots. Hiking poles suggested. We'll start with a brief overview of the regional geology, and how springs might be flowing, even in the dry summer. Our first stops include two springs very close to the ranch, but on a little-used trail. Then it's up a grassy hill (off-trail) to the Ponderosa Trail. Cross east to visit the Coe Monument and check out the view - on a clear day you can see the Sierras. Head down Hobbs Road, going off-trail down a grassy slope to Sierra View Camp and Spring. Check out the Monument Spring, then continue down Hobbs and Manzanita Point Roads to the Springs Trail. Explore Lion, Blackberry, and Arnold Springs. Continue on Manzanita Point road to check the water at Bass Pond. Return via the Forest and Corral trails. What to bring: Hat, water, sunscreen, rain jacket, sturdy shoes, snacks/lunch. Hiking poles suggested. Park Day Use Fee: $8 ($7 senior). Bring exact bills (no coins) for the Iron Ranger. State Park passes accepted: Golden Bear, Poppy Pass and Explorer. Cautions: The MeetUp trip leaders are volunteers willing to share their experience in a social hiking environment. Hiking risks include ticks, poison oak, rattlesnakes, and uneven trail surfaces. Each participant is responsible for evaluating their own hiking skills and stamina to determine if this hike is suitable for them to participate. Dogs: Sorry, only service dogs allowed in state parks. Meet at the Henry W. Coe State Park Visitor Center (Coe Ranch), located at 9000 East Dunne Ave, Morgan Hill, 95037. Directions: From Highway 101 take the East Dunne Ave. exit, and head east. Once you leave the valley, the road winds up, and up for about 13 miles, and ends at the park. Give yourself at least 30 minutes from the freeway.

Fall Nature Hike from Hunting Hollow

Hunting Hollow Entrance

Join Coe volunteers on this moderate/easy 4-mile hike with about 600 ft elevation gain. Planned route: We'll walk past some huge old sycamores, then head up the Jim Donnelly trail through a blue oak forest dripping with lace lichen. Our goal is a picnic bench overlooking the valley. After enjoying views to the Quien Sabe Range, we'll hike back down to the hollow via the pretty East Connector trail. There will be a stop to check out an old windmill and homestead area. Return on the Hunting Hollow road, pausing at six lovely creek crossings (mostly dry this time of year). What to bring: Hat, water, sunscreen, snacks/lunch, rain jacket. Optional: hiking poles. Heavy Rain Cancels so check the night before. For driving directions: please visit ... https://goo.gl/maps/xDnAMNSGC412 Or go to https://coepark.net/planning-your-visit/visitor-centers-and-park-entrances/hunting-hollow-and-coyote-creek Day use fee: Hunting Hollow is $6.00 per vehicle, $5 seniors. Bring EXACT CHANGE (paper bills) for the iron ranger envelopes. Dogs: Sorry, only service dogs are allowed in Hunting Hollow. Cautions: The Meetup trip leaders and guides are volunteers willing to share their experience in a social hiking environment. Hiking risks include ticks, poison oak, and uneven trail surfaces. Each participant is responsible for evaluating their own hiking skills and stamina to determine if this hike is suitable for them to participate.

Past events (243)

Stroll to the end of Hunting Hollow

Hunting Hollow Entrance

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