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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 Guided hikes/walks/rides and backpacking trips 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 have a few mid-week hikes, some of which are longer and reach deeper into our beautiful backcountry and the Orestimba Wilderness.  We explore many areas all around the Park.

We also plan to present a series of "Saturday Evening Talks" and Sunday Ranger Walks.  Check the coepark.net website, Events calendar, for more details. 
We will work with you to set up any kind of hike you and your group may be interested in.  Contact us https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=561

We look forward to seeing you at one of our activities or out on the trails.

Upcoming events (1)

Hunting Hollow 5K/10K Fun Run and Walk

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You MUST complete a REGISTRATION FORM to enter this race.


Please join us for a fabulous 5K/10K walk/run along Hunting Hollow creek. The fun starts at the Hunting Hollow entrance to Henry Coe State Coe Park!

The out and back course is fairly flat along the road from the start all the way to the turnaround. Both the 5K and 10K events start at 8:00 a.m and finish back at the gate at the end of the Hunting Hollow parking lot.

You can register for the event online at active.com or on-site on Race Day.

To register for this event online click here to register at active.com.

Replying to this meetup posting does not register you for the event.

2023 Fees
Children aged 10 or under are $10
Groups of 8 or more get a $5.00 discount
Early registration online (ends 6/1/23) is $30
Late registration online (ends 6/4/23) is $35
Race day registration is $40

All proceeds from this event are used to fund the Pine Ridge Association and projects benefiting Coe Park.


  • Under 14, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
  • Medals to first three finishers in each division
  • Trophies to overall top finishers

The beautiful Hunting Hollow Valley is the location for the Henry Coe 5K/10K Fun Run and Walk again this year. Surrounded by mountains on all sides, the relatively flat dirt road course passes through late spring flowers such as California roses, lupines, and clarkias, with glimpses of farewell to spring blooming along the trail. California Buckeye, Sycamore, bay, and oak trees parallel Hunting Hollow Creek up the valley to the turnaround for the 10K.

After the heavy winter rains, there may be shallow water at some crossings.

Occasionally along the way, you might see some of the local residents such as deer, coyotes, and our neighborhood bobcats. A golden eagle, red tailed hawk, or a turkey vulture could be gliding on the warm air currents over your head as you go.

Race Day:
Please plan to get there at 7:30 to register, get your packet and pin the bib on your T-shirt and get a proper warm-up. Race day registration closes at 7:45 a.m. We'll have a group stretch and warm-up starting at 7:30 a.m.

Please carpool for this event if possible as parking at the Hunting Hollow trail head is limited. Day use parking fee: $6. Please bring exact change for the iron ranger envelopes.

There are no car camping sites at the Hunting Hollow entrance.

Dogs are not allowed beyond the Hunting Hollow entrance.

Getting There

The Coe Park Hunting Hollow entrance is located on Gilroy Hot Springs Road, the same road you take to get to Coyote Reservoir.

To get to the entrances, take Highway 101 to Gilroy (which is about 10 miles south of Morgan Hill and 25 miles south of San Jose). The distance from 101 to the Hunting Hollow entrance is about 9 miles.

Take the Leavesley Road exit (County Road G9) and head east.

After about 1.8 miles, turn left (north) on New Avenue; go a little over half a mile and then turn right (east) on Roop Road. About 3.3 miles up Roop Road, you'll pass the Coyote Reservoir Road on the left.

The Hunting Hollow entrance is about 3.3 miles past the Coyote Reservoir Road turnoff.

Past events (291)

Ranch Day

Hunting Hollow Parking Lot