The Pine Ridge Association at Henry W. Coe State Park

Rain Coats and Rubber Boots


Bring the kids, rubber boots and raincoats (or shorts & t-shirts, depending on weather), lunch, snacks, drinks, towels and dry clothes for the ride home. Play, hike, and float a boat or rubber duck (provided) in the creek. Go on a scavenger hunt, learn about the plants, animals & rocks. Find out what makes it rain

KIDS, BRING YOUR BIKES AND HELMETS (a few loaner bikes and helmets will be available) and ride the Mountain Biking Challenge Course for Kids (weather permitting). Learn to navigate obstacles you might find on the trail under the supervision of experienced mountain bikers. Parent/guardian signature required for minors to participate

Monroe on Wave at Raincoats and Rubber Boots by Dan Benefiel
Layton on Teeter Totter at Raincoats and Rubber Boots by Dan Benefiel
Visitors at Raincoats and Rubber Boots by Liz Brinkman

Bring your own lunch or snacks.

There is a $6.00 parking fee per vehicle (Bring exact amount)

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.