Coit Camp Campout
The Pine Ridge Association is offering an organized campout in the western interior of Coe Park. Here is your chance to camp and ride or hike some of the remote and less traveled trails out of reach of most day users.
The campout will include equestrians, hikers, and mountain bikers.
Guided hikes and rides will be available or you may hike or ride on your own.
Entry to the park can either be Friday or Saturday morning or Friday afternoon.
Need to know
- 4 wheel drive highly recommended for horse trailers as we will travel over 3 miles on a dirt road.
- Water for your horses as well as for people will be available.
- Sorry, no dogs. All state park rules apply.
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.
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.