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Coe Hunting Hollow

Average Rating:    (4.86 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

Steep Single Track, double track and dirt roads. There's an endless variety here. Try this one: Ride upstream on pavement 1.3 mi to end of road. Cross gate continue on dirt road. Climb up Anza trail on right in 1/2 mi and then climb Jackson trail on right after meadow after switchbacks. This 1200' in 1.5 mi tops out into a doubletrack. Ascend Jackson Field Hill. Descend to dogleg left, intersect Wasno Rd, take this right E. Continue rolling ridge road. At summit before pond descend WasGriz on right S singletack to Grizzly Gulch. Turn left at bottom. Climb gently. In 1/3 mi turn right and climb Serpentine Trail. Emerge near Willson Peak summit. Turn right on Steer Ridge Rd. Follow this to the single track conclusion and your vehicle.(mileages approximate)
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Latitude
37.02256521655399
Longitude
-121.49059295654297
Trail Directions
101. Leavesley Ave. E. New Ave. N. Roop Rd. E. Stay on this road. In about 7 miles, Hunting Hollow trailhead on your right. $3.00 parking or State Park Pass.
Trail Length
18 miles 3200' climbing
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Morgan Hill
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Review Date
February 3, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: CrankyPooper ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Hi - how do you get a map of this trail?



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WildHareAdventures (07/03/2012)
REI.
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Review Date
September 1, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: scaplener ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
My all time favorite place to ride, hands down. Park at the bridge, ride up Coit Ridge, and descend into Grizzly Gulch. There are 5, 10, and 20 mile sections you can do (if you go all the way to Wagon Road, I think it's called). Like everyone says, bring as much food and water as you can - you'll most likely use it all. I've hiked and ridden the park since the late 70's, and it's off the chain crazy. Hardly see a soul (a big plus for me), lots of wildlife, and great views. Folks are friendly, just be as well. Heck, even the gangsters practicing target shooting at the bridge will give you a friendly hello. Never had a problem at all. Don't park overnight. Teenager opportunists may pop a window to scope for whatever it is teens think they can find. If wild boar chase you, hammer down. Put it in high gear and get outta there - they can F you up fast. I've ridden it 5 times in a week (at my peak), and averaged much less - more like once a week. You can ride anywhere if you ride here. Oh, and have a map. Even though I grew up on the boundary, the canyons are so steep and the the growth so thick, you don't have time nor energy to waste 'bushwacking to where you think you gotta be.'

Recommended Route:
bridge > coit road > grizzly gulch, anything else 'close' to parking. it's a huge park, and would take multiple lifetimes to explore every trail. GO FOR IT. enjoy. cheers.



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Review Date
September 17, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: boulder creek fuel rider ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Henry Coe State Park has the best riding in cental Ca. Avoid June-Sept as the temps are even hotter than Gilroy. Best in the spring when its green, Next best is winter when all the creeks are full. Takes a few trips to figure out best routes, as the climbing is a major factor in how far you can ride- map is important for your first few trips. Disc brakes are the way to go. Food and water - as much as you can carry.

Recommended Route:
Some of the single track you want to hit are... Spike Jones, Cross Canyon,Domino Pond,Elderberry,Jackson Trail and Anza. These are all West of Coit Lake and most acessible to the Hunting Hollow parking area. There are tons more of good stuff deep in the park but best to get the good stuff thats close and at the same time get a feel for the size of this park.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
You can't go wrong. You are going to climb alot here and depending on your conditioning you are gonna see alot of nice scenery and get back to your car very tired. I've done 40 miles here but have had some intense 15-20 mile rides. Hardly anyone rides here- or maybe its that is is very big and spread out and you just don;t see everyone. Fair amountof horses. These are the serious top notch endurance horses and are usually with very nice folks who are interested in trail info-water sources andgenerally playing in the woods just like us. Be nice to everyone- say hi etc. We're trying to change the horse/bike thing into something more agreeable than it seems to be on the more crowded trail areas.



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Review Date
March 11, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Peter Fitzwell , from Morgan Hill

Summary:
I like taking the Coit Road (fire road) climb. Take the Jackson trail to Anza trail (both awsome singletrack) back down to coit road. You can park at the bridge to save fee. Not too long of a ride, but great for us ol' farts. Avoid the grizzly, as it has just been graded (March 02). Very loose dirt at steep angles. Not too much fun. Hunting hollow enterance is okay once you get past all the creek crossings.

Recommended Route:
Coit Road,Jackson Trail/Anza Trail loop.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Coit road (or single track shortcuts) past Kelly Lake to Coit lake. Great fishing there. I'm still working my way up to longer rides. Bring lots of water & food. A park map is a must!



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Review Date
February 13, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: hardtail hoppin' , from San Jose, Ca

Summary:
Coe is huge! Also, there are two entrances. The north entrance goes to Park HQ, the south leads to Hunting Hollow parking lot and Coyote Creek entrance. Take 101S. to Gilroy and exit Leavsley Rd (the outlet exit), there more to it than that so you're on your own from there. Make your way 7 miles up Coit Rd and either visit Kelly Lake or cruise Wasno Ridge (which takes you to Grizzly Gulch). China Hole is fun to go to but the climb out was more daunting that we expected. We found the loop across Wasno and over Phegly Ridge, returning you through Hunting Hollow, was also excessivly steep. Stick with the gulch, Steer Ridge, or Coit Rd for your return. These are just the main routes. In between all of these fire roads is some great single track. A friend and I love this place. We usually get in 20 mile rides and will see less than a handfull of people...even when the parking lot is packed! This past weekend we made the 40 mile loop to Mississippi Lake - Coe is best to ride in non-summer months unless you bring an excessive amount of water and enjoy heat. Views are nice and a sharp eye can even see the Sierra Nevada mtns across the Central Valley. Wildlife is plentiful, especially on weekdays - we've seen deer, boar, rabbits, turkeys, coyotes, and bobcats while riding Coe.

Recommended Route:
Coyote Creek entrance and up Coit Rd. Come back down through Grizzly Gulch for rugged single track. Coe is full of steep hills and tough riding - you've been warned :O

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Go to the Coe website and purchase a map, and don't ride in there without it! Be friendly and talk to people you meet on the trails - they're usually the ones who know the best places to ride ;-)



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