PRA Event


Backpack Tour - April 2014
April 5, 2014 - April 6, 2014  
Coe Outings


BackpackingOrestimbaRdAt 87,000 acres, Henry W. Coe State Park is the second largest state park in California.  All of this vast and varied terrain can only be reached by foot, bike or on horseback making much of the park’s most striking scenery beyond the easy reach of visitors.

In springtime, the hills are green, the streams are running, and the hillsides burst with colorful wildflowers.  The eastern reaches of the park are beautiful rolling oak savanna that is a sight to behold – and no one is there.

The volunteers of the Pine Ridge Association, Coe’s interpretive association, are now offering guided weekend backpack trips into these stunning areas of the park that few visitors ever see.  Trip itineraries will vary, but each trip will begin deep in the park and visit wild and beautiful sites far from headquarters.

Click here for the application and instructions!


  • Participants should be experienced backpackers and have adequate ability, experience, and equipment to hike up to eight miles a day, carry their own load, and meet their personal needs in the backcountry, including all meals.  Trips will take place rain or shine unless park officials deem roads unpassable in which case the trip will be rescheduled.  If you are unable to participate on the rescheduled date, your money will be refunded.
  • Trips will begin Friday evening (or Saturday morning) and end late Sunday afternoon.
  • We will meet at the prescribed park entrance then carpool using participant vehicles to the trailhead.  We will travel over dirt roads passable by street vehicles.
  • Participants should understand the common hazards that go with traveling in the wilderness.  At Coe Park in spring, be aware of poison oak and ticks in particular.


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