San Jose, California
Henry Coe State Park
Henry Coe, California’s largest state park at over 23,000 acres, has been a Wild Recovery favorite since our inception. Many will remember the moonlight hikes and campouts in past years. This time we will explore the popular Frog Lake corner of the park. The trail will vary from mountainside to meadow, Manzanita grove to creek bed. This will be a moderate hike with little variation in elevation. For those who wish, an alternate loop back from the meeting provides some spectacular ridgeline views along with more elevation and about another mile in length. Our proposed meeting site overlooks Frog Lake and the surrounding hills.
From San Jose, take Highway 101 South to Morgan Hill. Take theEast Dunne Avenue Exit (12 miles south of the Highway 85 / Highway 101 junction). Turn left and head East on E. Dunne Avenue (3.5 miles). Continue right at the fork on E. Dunne Avenue (follow sign to Henry Coe Park. It is 10.6 miles from the fork to the Henry Coe parking area.
NOTE: When the main lot fills, signs will direct you to pull off into a secondary lot prior to the main entrance. Follow the trail signs to Coe Ranch Headquarters (0.3 miles).
Parking Fee: $5.00
Travel time: One hour
Hike begins at 10:00 am.
After paying for your parking pass at Coe Ranch Headquarters, we will meet just north in the parking lot at the trailhead to Corral Trail. We will take Corral Trail to Manzanita Point Road (0.7 miles). There will be a choice of several new trailheads. Take Flat Frog Trail, which is the trail to the far left. We then take Flat Frog Trail to Hobbs Road (2.3 miles). We will then take Hobbs Road across the creek bed to Frog Lake Trail which will be the first trail on the right. We will follow Frog Lake Trail up the hill to the meeting site (0.3 miles). Travel time: One hour Hike begins at 10:00 am.
Length: 6.5 miles
No pets on park trails
Know Before You Go
June temperatures can vary throughout the day. Bring sunscreen and adequate water. A pad or sheet for covering the meadow grass is suggested.
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