The Pine Ridge Association at
Henry W. Coe State Park
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Coe Park is the largest state park in northern California, with over 87,000 acres of wild open spaces. The terrain of the park is rugged, varied, and beautiful, with lofty ridges and steep canyons. Once the home of Ohlone Indians, the park is now home to a fascinating variety of plants and animals, including the elusive mountain lion. Within Coe Park are the headwaters of Coyote Creek, long stretches of the Pacheco and Orestimba creeks, and a 23,300-acre wilderness area.
The Pine Ridge Association was formed in 1975 to assist park staff in providing interpretive and educational programs to the public. It provides funds to support guided walks, evening talks , and the state park's volunteer program. It also sponsors the annual Mother's Day Breakfast, the fall Tarantula Fest and barbecue, the Backcountry Weekend, and other park events.
Download the results from the June 11, 2022 Hunting Hollow 5K/10K Fun Run and Walk here.
A new revision of the Natural History of the Forest Trail guide is available at the Coe Ranch Visitor Center. Most of the common plants found at Henry W. Coe State Park can be seen along this trail which includes numbered stations referenced in the guide. The short one-mile trail, located one-half mile from the Coe Ranch Visitor Center, also illustrates the common physical factors that control where and how well plants grow at Coe.
The trail guide is available for purchase or to borrow in the Coe Ranch Visitor Center and for pick up and drop off at each end of the Forest Trail. You can also download a copy here.
The Summer 2022 issue of the Ponderosa quarterly newsletter is now available. When gazing down upon Anderson reservoir on your way up to Coe do you ever wonder what was there before the dam? Now you can find out! There are several interesting, in depth articles about Kangaroo Rats and Bumblebees. The Ranch Day at Coe event was quite a success, check out the pictures of the fun had by all. Start reading here.
Summer days in Coe Park can be pleasantly warm and breezy, but other days can be incredibly hot and still. You might want to hike or bike during the cooler hours in the morning or evening and spend the midday hours picnicking or dozing in the shade of a tree. Always pack more water than you think you'll need.
Check the Planning Your Visit page for current conditions.
Love Coe Park? You can help us keep it beautiful and available to all by becoming a Coe Volunteer. Applications are now being accepted for this year's volunteer training.
For more information, visit our Volunteer page.
We're always working to maintain and improve the buildings, trails and springs that support our park users. There are springs to repair, trees to remove, trails and roads to maintain, dams to clean and all kinds of short, 1-3 day activities to help Coe Park. Click here to find out how you can Lend a Hand.