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E. Dunne Ave., Morgan Hill, CA 95037-6549
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

People come here to recharge, hike, jog, camp, horse riding, mountain biking, birding and nature viewing and photography. My prize discovery was a colony of tree swallows.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ferdinand H
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Took a quick 3.7 mile hike in the park this evening. The trails are narrow, so you have to walk line abreast most of the time, unless you take any of the service roads. There are both easy and more challenging hikes, so something for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Great day hiking at Coe State Parks. Every trail we were on was in good shape. But the Headquarters Campground is the only California State Park campground that we have ever left before the end of our planned/reserved stay. The small campground has a couple...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank JHirschi
Reviewed 4 February 2018

I dreamed of accomplishing this since my childhood a hike from HQ out to Casa De Fruita. This was a challenge of a hike having never undergone prior conditioning for the two day backpacking by foot. I recommend anyone who will do this hike to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank callmetheunderdog
Reviewed 10 January 2018

The nature at Henry Coe is breathtaking. Every time we venture here, at least a few times per year (spring & summer) we instantly gain a sense of calm. It is a meditative experience for the kids and us. Beautiful trails and trees. Highly recommend...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Sonia W
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I went for a day hike and it was beautiful. The trail was challenging but I survived and will go back. I would recommend bringing more water than you think you need

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Carla W
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The entrance is a few miles west of the San Luis Reservoir and the very windy Pacheco Pass. A day stop could easily include a drive through the park (expect to get your vehicle dusty), a picnic stop or day hike to stretch your legs....More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank LSUTraveller
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Largest state park in California. Has miles of hiking trails to choose from, including relatively easy day hikes. Beautiful scenery.

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Steve K
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This is a beautiful park with nice views! If you do not arrive early on weekend, chances are you won't get a parking in the main lot. The overflow lot is 0.5 miles from the main lot - so, allow yourself additional time for that....More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank ExplorerSB
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

There are many trails to choose from. Parking is $8 per car. Stop by the visitor center for a map, and the ranger there will be happy to suggest a trail that suits your needs. We hiked the Frog Lake trail. It was a 10-mile...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank maggieatsfood
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Dana A
19 May 2018|
Response from callmetheunderdog | Reviewed this property |
Not really, the lake was very overgrown with few areas for access. I would recommends starting at the top near HQ for that.
Cecilia L
14 October 2016|
Response from WBRONH | Reviewed this property |
The only option in Gilroy is a Hilton Garden Inn, which is fine, but the Courtyard by Marriott in Morgan Hill was very nice and from what I recall closer to the park. I would go with Morgan HIll. There are a couple of other... More
28 April 2016|
Response from Mike B | Reviewed this property |
The camp sites at the park are right by the ranger station and the park HQ. There is a relatively easy and wide trail that goes along the ridge leaving the HQ. I believe it is called the Pine Ridge trail. There are wide... More