The Pine Ridge Association at Henry W. Coe State Park

Backpacking from Dowdy Ranch


The following trips start at Dowdy Ranch entrance. The entrance can be accessed May through Labor Day, weekends only, check hours of operation here.

Backpacking permit and parking fees required ($8 per car per night, $5 per person per night).

Potable water is available at the trailhead.


In summer, temperatures above 90 degrees between 11AM and 7:30-8PM are not unusual. Hike early in the morning and late in the evening. Plan shorter trips when necessary to prevent heat exhaustion.

Recommended trips

(Distance and elevation gain is for roundtrip unless indicated otherwise)