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We will probably be working on the Cullen Trail with McLeods and picks. Over the years this trail has become overgrown and washed out in places so it needs to be cleared and widened. Please arrive on time as we will have to head out early to get to the work site. There will be about an hour hike uphill to get to the work site and probably less than an hour hike to get back. We will take vehicles to the Woodchopper Spring area and hike in from there. We will probably stop work around 1pm so we will have time to hike back out to the vehicles.
We will do the trail work rain or shine unless there is heavy rain on the day of the trail work. It will also depend on the road being passable by vehicles. We might work somewhere else if the road is not passable.
Coffee and donuts will be provided before the work begins but since we have to travel to get to the work site, please arrive early so you have time to enjoy them. Be there by 8am if you want coffee and donuts as we plan on leaving by 8:30am.
Bring work gloves, sturdy shoes or boots, water, and a lunch. Work tools will be provided.
Please meet in the Hunting Hollow parking lot and be ready to depart by 8:30am.
Call Chere Bargar at (408) 683-2247.
The Hunting Hollow entrance and parking lot is located on the south-west edge of the park on Gilroy Hot Springs Road north-east of Gilroy.
The Hunting Hollow gate and parking area is open 24 hours a day, year round. You can arrive at the entrance and park any time of day or night. You can self-register for day use or backpacking. Be sure to take a park map with you when you head into the backcountry. You'll find free handout maps at the bulletin board in the parking area. You can also study a large park map stapled to the bulletin boards. Large maps are available for purchase on weekends when the parking area is staffed (in March through June).
There are no car camping sites at the Hunting Hollow entrance.
Dogs are not allowed beyond the Hunting Hollow entrance. See Dogs at Coe Park for more information.
No drinking water is available at the Hunting Hollow entrance, so be sure to bring what you'll need.
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.
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