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The Pine Ridge Association at Henry W. Coe State Park

Henry W. Coe State Park

The Pine Ridge Association

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.
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Upcoming Events

April 26 - 28 - Backcountry Weekend Registration is full.

May 4 - Oct 31 - Dowdy Entrance open daily! (weather permitting)

May 11 Bird Walk/Bird Talk

May 12 - Mothers Day Breakfast Tickets on sale Now!

May 24 - 27 - Coit Camp Campout

May 25 - 26 - Mountain Bike Overnight Ride

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Why Visit Us

10,000 years of human occupation have passed. All who have found a place here, whether for a day or for a lifetime, have been gentle with the land. They were good stewards, and the land sustained them and gave them food, shelter, and sometimes wealth.
hiking

Hiking in Coe Park

Hikes in the park range from leisurely loops of about a mile and a half with little elevation variation to highly ambitious backpacking loops of 50 miles.
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camping

Camping

Each of the 19 drive-in campsites has a picnic table and fire pit with a grill grate (See below for fire regulations). Standard Primitive Sites have a parking spot adjacent to the picnic table.
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backpacking

Backpacking

Coe Park is a backpacker's dream come true. You could easily plan a week-long trip, hiking 10 miles a day and camping at a different site every night.
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biking

Mountain Biking

Within the over 87,000 acres of Henry W. Coe State Park are rumored to be 290 miles of trails and roads that are open to mountain bikes.
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horse riding

Horseback Riding

Planning a horse ride at Henry Coe State Park? The park has almost 100 square miles of classic California terrain Single-track trails and dirt roads.
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fishing

Fishing at Coe Park

Coe Park has great fishing for largemouth bass, green sunfish, crappie, and bluegill in its lakes and ponds. Spring is a very pleasant season in the park.
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How Do We Help?

The PRA was formed in 1975 to assist the park staff in providing interpretive and educational programs to the public. It is a contracted cooperating association with the California Department of Parks and Recreation.

Nature In Our Park

About Coe

About Coe Park

Largest state park in northern California

Henry W. Coe State 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 a home to the Amah Mutsun, and likely the Muwekma Ohlone tribes,  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 park is open year round for hikers, mountain bikers, backpackers, equestrians, car campers, picnickers, photographers, and people who simply like to visit parks. The ridges, meadows, and deep canyons of Henry W. Coe State Park are located in the Diablo Range south of San Jose and east of the fertile Santa Clara Valley.

Elevations in the 87,000-acre park range from 710 feet where the North Fork of Pacheco Creek leaves the southeastern part of the park to 3,560 feet on the slopes of Mt. Stakes in the northeastern area of the park.

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