PRA Event


Fungus Fun Hike - Cancelled
February 11, 2017   9:30AM - 1:30PM
Hunting Hollow Entrance and Parking Lot -
Pine Ridge Association Events


Fungus Fun Hike

We are very sorry but this hike had to be cancelled because the road to the beginning of the hike has been damaged by slides, downed trees, and water draining across the road. Road crews have been working out there all week but the slides continue with all the added water. We will try again to hold the hike on the rain date of February 26, 2017. Please check the new event listing for details. Hopefully the road will be in good enough shape then to hold hike. Check the website before the 26th to see if the hike will take place.

Join us for a fun hike along the Timm Trail, Spike Jones Trail and possibly other trails in the area in search of Coe Park fungi. The hike will last approximately 4 hours or more. Join our expert, Chris MacIntosh, who will identify the many mushrooms and fungi along the trail. With all the rain this year we hope to have a great hike.

fungusPlease bring your own lunch or snacks and plenty of water.

Wear sturdy footwear and clothes for the activity and expected climate. The Timm Trail is a climb so be prepared for more than a flat walk. The hike should be considered moderate.

Poison oak and ticks may be encountered along the way so be prepared.

We will meet at the Hunting Hollow parking lot and then we will carpool to the Coyote Creek Gate.

There is a $6.00 parking fee per vehicle (Try and bring exact amount if possible).

Heavy rains will cancel the event.

Rain date: February 26, 2017

You MUST make reservations for this hike as space is limited.

For more information or to make your reservation contact Chere Bargar (408) 683-2247 or Kitty Swindle (408) 842-6215


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Hunting Hollow Entrance and Parking Lot


Map to Hunting Hollow and Coyote Creek Entrances

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.

Getting There

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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