The Pine Ridge Association at Henry W. Coe State Park
Jun 08, 2024

Hunting Hollow 5K/10K Fun Run and Walk


Our annual 5K/10K fun run and walk takes place each year on the second Saturday in June (June 8th, 2024) at the beautiful Hunting Hollow of Henry W. Coe State Park. The course is a relatively flat dirt road that follows the valley occasionally crossing the potentially wet creek. It is an in and out course with the 5K turn around halfway up the valley while the 10K follows Hunting Hollow to its end before returning. The 5K and 10K start together at 8:30 am at the Hunting Hollow parking lot and also finish there.

Late Spring flowers such as California roses, lupines, and clarkias can still be found along the course at this time of the year. Large oak, sycamore, and bay trees are scattered throughout the course along the valley floor. Occasionally along the way you might see some of the local residents such as deer, coyotes or bobcats. A golden eagle, red tailed hawk, or a turkey vulture could be gliding on the warm air currents over your head as you go.

Proceeds from this event are used by the Pine Ridge Association to fund projects benefiting Coe Park.


To register for this event click here to register online at active.com.


  • Under 14, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
  • Medals to first three finishers in each division
  • Trophies to overall top finishers

2024 Fees

  • Children aged 12 or under is $10
  • Groups of 8 or more get a $5.00 discount
  • Early registration (ends 5/30/24) is $30
  • Late registration (starts 6/1/24) is $35
  • Race day registration is $40

Hunting Hollow

The Hunting Hollow entrance and parking lot is located on the south-west edge of the park on Gilroy Hot Springs Road north-east of Gilroy.

The Hunting Hollow gate and parking area is open 24 hours a day, year round. You can arrive at the entrance and park any time of day or night. You can self-register for day use or backpacking. Be sure to take a park map with you when you head into the backcountry. You'll find free handout maps at the bulletin board in the parking area. You can also study a large park map stapled to the bulletin boards. Large maps are available for purchase on weekends when the parking area is staffed (in March through June).

There are no car camping sites at the Hunting Hollow entrance.

Dogs are not allowed beyond the Hunting Hollow entrance. See Dogs at Coe Park for more information.

No drinking water is available at the Hunting Hollow entrance, so be sure to bring what you'll need.


Getting There

The Coe Park Hunting Hollow entrance is located on Gilroy Hot Springs Road, the same road you take to get to Coyote Reservoir.

To get to the entrances, 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 Hunting Hollow entrance is about 9 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.