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"The beautiful Hunting Hollow Valley is the location for the Henry Coe 5K/10K Fun Run and Walk again this year. Surrounded by mountains on all sides, the relatively flat dirt trail course passes through late spring flowers such as California roses, lupines, clarkias, with glimpses of farewell to spring blooms scattered through the grasses. Sycamore, bay and oak trees parallel Hunting Hollow Creek up the valley to the turn around for the 10K. A rainy winter will add water to several creek crossings. Occasionally along the way you might see some of the local residents such as deer, coyotes or bobcats. A golden eagle, red tailed hawk, or a turkey vulture could be gliding on the warm air currents over your head as you go.
The course is fairly flat from the start to the turnaround. It is an in and out course with both the 5K and 10K starting at 9:00 at the gate at the end of the parking lot and also finishing there."
Here is some information about the Henry Coe 5K/10K
All proceeds from this event are used to fund the Pine Ridge Association and projects benefiting Coe Park
Registration can be either On-Line through the website active.com or by filling a registration form and mailing it to the address on the form. Please click on which one you want to use.
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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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