PRA Event


Trail Work Day
March 10, 2018   8:30AM - 3:00PM
Hunting Hollow Entrance and Parking Lot -
Lending a Hand


This trail work day is open to the public. You must watch this event to see where it will be, what time it will be, and whether it will be held at all. Check this event on the Friday before the event to verify the details. The details could change up to the last night before the event so you must check here to make sure of the event details.

Volunteers from the PUBLIC must contact Paul Liebenberg listed below so we know you are coming.

If you're a hiker, a mountain biker, or a horseback rider, you know that great trails help make great parks. Trails don't just happen though, and many budget-stressed parks (like Coe) rely on volunteers to build new trails and keep old trails open.

We will probably be working in the Hunting Hollow area on this trail day. More information about this project will be posted when it gets closer to the event.

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 8:30am if you want coffee and donuts. We will leave for the work site by 9am.

We will do the trail work rain or shine unless there is heavy rain on the day of the trail work.

Lunch at noon. Please bring your own food and water.

Wear sturdy footwear and clothes for the activity and expected climate. Bring and wear personal protective gear including gloves and eye-wear.

Poison oak, ticks and other objective hazards may be encountered.

You will be required to sign a waiver in order to participate.

Parking is free for volunteers if a parking pass is obtained during the orientation and displayed upon your windshield/dashboard.

Event ends at 3:00pm, or when volunteer decides it ends, unless otherwise specified.

For more information contact Paul Liebenberg at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Please RSVP with Paul by 8:00 PM on Friday 03/09/18.

Permission slip for minors must be filled out and signed prior to the event - Click here for form


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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