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blueBlack Coyote Creek Loop at Coe Park

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Trail

8.7 mile 14.0 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,704' 519 m
Descent: -1,705' -520 m
High: 2,354' 718 m
Low: 917' 280 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)

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Trail shared by Matthew St

A satisfying loop traveling through a very hilly part of Coe Park.

Matthew St

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This nine-mile lollipop loop starts along Coyote Creek and continues up through the hills and scattered trees of Henry W. Coe State Park. The views are excellent throughout and the trail has plenty of up and down movement without following an overwhelming grade.

Need to Know

  • Make sure to stop at the Hunting Hollow Trailhead on your way in to pay the $6 access fee.
  • The parking at the start of this hike is very limited (three spaces) so get there early.

Description

At the bridge, start on Coit Road for 1.9 miles of casual hiking above Coyote Creek. Veer slightly to the right to begin climbing up the Grapevine Trail for about a mile-and-a-half. The twisty rocky singletrack gets the blood pumping and it's a welcome change from the fire road below. Early on, there is a creek crossing that flows in the winter, though the water is probably mostly gone come summertime. The top of the Grapevine Trail enters a nice meadow dotted with trees before it intersects with the Coit Spring Trail.

Continue right and then make the next right onto the Cattle Duster Trail for a short climb that winds to the Domino Pond Trail. Turn right again for a brief mellow descent across an open slope before heading back into the trees on the Rock Tower Trail.

Complete a short, but felt climb, and then turn right on the Elderberry Spring Trail. This fun connector is quite narrow as it follows the contours of the hill down to a grassy meadow where it meets in a three-way intersection with the Jackson Trail and Jackson Road. Turn Right onto the Jackson Trail for a great singletrack descent that continues winding down to the Anza Trail.

Turn left here to complete the final switchbacks down to Coit Road. Follow the road back for one mile to return to the small parking area near the bridge.

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