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Coyote Creek Gate


The Coyote Creek gate is located on the south-west edge of the park on Gilroy Hot Springs Road north-east of Gilroy.

The Coyote Creek gate does not offer parking. If you want to hike or backpack into the park from the Coyote Creek gate, you must register, park, and pay your backpacking fees at the Hunting Hollow entrance. You might want to drop off companions and backpack gear at the Coyote Creek gate before you park at Hunting Hollow and then hike 1.8 miles back to the Coyote Creek gate. If you leave a vehicle at the entrance, you may be ticketed for parking in a no-parking area and your car may be towed away.


There are no parking spaces at the Coyote Creek gate.

There are no car camping sites at the Coyote Creek gate.

Dogs are not allowed beyond the Coyote Creek gate. See Dogs at Coe Park for more information.

No drinking water is available at the Coyote Creek gate, so be sure to bring what you'll need.


The Coyote Creek gate is typically not staffed. There is a fee collection station in the Hunting Hollow parking lot. See the Park Fees page on the California State Parks website for current fee information.

Getting There

The Coyote Creek gate is located on Gilroy Hot Springs Road, the same road you take to get to Coyote Reservoir.

To get to the gate, 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 Coyote Creek gate is about 10.8 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, and the Coyote Creek gate (at road's end) is about 1.8 miles from the Hunting Hollow entrance.

Date Title Venue
May 24, 2019 - May 27, 2019 Coit Camp Weekend Coyote Creek Gate


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