Henry W. Coe State Park

Coe Park is the largest state park in northern California, with over 87,000 acres of wild open spaces.  The terrain of the park is rugged, varied, and beautiful, with lofty ridges and steep canyons. Once the home of Ohlone Indians, the park is now home to a fascinating variety of plants and animals, including the elusive mountain lion.

Within Coe Park are the headwaters of Coyote Creek, long stretches of the Pacheco and Orestimba creeks, and a 23,300-acre wilderness area.

The park is open year-round for hikers, mountain bikers, backpackers, equestrians, car campers, picnickers, photographers, and people who simply like to visit parks.

The Pine Ridge Association at Henry W. Coe State Park

TPRA Uniformed Volunteerhe Pine Ridge Association (PRA) was formed in 1975 to assist park staff in providing interpretive and educational programs to the public. It is a contracted cooperating Association with the California Department of Parks and Recreation, and is chartered by the IRS as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. The association has 425 members with approximately 125 active volunteers who staff the Visitor Center; teach in our school program; support two newsletters, take visitors on guided walks during wildflower season; give interpretive programs; and sponsor special events. Each year approximately 20,000 hours are donated to the park.

The Pine Ridge Association does not receive any state funds. We are responsible for raising the money necessary to support our programs through memberships, donations, sales at our store, and special events.

 

Fungus Fun Hike

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On Sunday, February 25, join fungus expert Chris MacIntosh for a fun hike along the Timm Trail, Spike Jones Trail and possibly other trails in the area in search of Coe Park fungi. Chris will identify the many mushrooms and other fungi during the four hour hike.

This will be a moderate hike due to the climb up the Timm Trail. Be dressed appropriately for the day's weather and bring your own lunch, snacks, and plenty of water. The Timm Trail is a climb so it is considered moderate. Reservations are required for this hike and space is limited. Click HERE for more information.

Rain Coats and Rubber Boots

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Bring the family and join us for a hike along the creek and scavenger hunt. Have you ever seen a newt? What do you know about Sycamore trees? On Saturday, March 3, grab your rain coats and rubber boots and discover the plants and animals along the creek in Hunting Hollow. Be prepared to have fun rain or shine! Maybe there will even be some boat and rubber ducky races. You just never know. Boats and ducks provided! Click HERE for event details.

There will also be a Mountain Bike Clinic for kids. Bring your bike and helmet if you have them and ride the Mountain Biking Challenge Course for Kids. Loaner bikes and helmets will be available if you don't have them.

Backcountry Weekend

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The remote and beautiful east side of Henry W. Coe State Park, including the Orestimba Wilderness, will be easily accessible again for one weekend this spring. The Coe Backcountry Weekend, held in the little-traveled east side of the 87,000 acre park, is scheduled for April 27th - 29th.

During the weekend, you can explore on your own or you can participate in group activities, such as guided hikes and horseback rides, wildflowers walks, and bird watching strolls. NEW for 2018 - on line ordering! Space is limited, so get your tickets NOW! >>> Order HERE <<<

Current Conditions at Coe

photo-bw-rb02 Winter in the park can include gray storms with black billowing clouds. It can also offer a sunny afternoon, perfect for wandering along the trails among leafless oaks and ambling newts. Check the Planning Your Visit page for current conditions.

Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs

gilroy_hot_springsThe mission of the Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs Association (GYHSA) is to protect, preserve, and restore public access to Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs, an area of Henry W. Coe State Park which is historically rich in cultural diversity.

Please join us for tours, camp outs, special events!


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Coe Park Volunteer Ranger

Are you interested in learning more about Henry W. Coe State Park and sharing your knowledge with park visitors? How about helping out with annual events or maintenance of springs and trails? If so, visit our Volunteer page.

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