Bring the family and learn about Ranch Life and the Ranch Animals. There will be all kinds of animals to see and pet including some mini horses. Wander through exhibits and see what life was like on the ranch. There will be lots of crafts for the kids too.

Bring your rubber boots and enjoy the nearby creek!

The Henry Coe State Park Equestrian Mounted Assistance Unit hosts the annual Ranch Day event every spring at Hunting Hollow. The event is a perennial favorite with families.

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Farm animals including sheep, chickens, miniature horses, draft horses, rabbits and turkeys greet visitors at Ranch Day.

bev-ropingExhibits and workshops demonstrate the history and lifestyles of Native American families and ranch families that inhabited the Coe region in recent centuries. A nature exhibit allows children to touch and see some of the wildlife that call Coe home. Children can explore the nearby stream for bugs, fish and frogs. Bring rubber boots! Hotdogs and nonacholic drinks will be available for a small fee. Spring weather is unpredictable, so dress in layers.

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Hunting Hollow

Map to Hunting Hollow and Coyote Creek Entrances

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.

Volunteer!

Coe Park Volunteer Ranger

Are you interested in learning more about Henry W. Coe State Park and sharing your knowledge with park visitors? How about helping out with annual events or maintenance of springs and trails? If so, visit our Volunteer page.

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