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Henry Coe (Jackson Field, Wasno Ridge, Bowl Trail)

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Incredible panoramic views await along Wasno Ridge.


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16.1

Miles

25.8

KM

Loop

2,641' 805 m

High

854' 260 m

Low

2,625' 800 m

Up

2,624' 800 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

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

The Hunting Hollow entrance is open 24 hours a day. If you're comfortable with night outings, then hiking these ridges in a full moon is incredibly beautiful.

Overview

One of my favorite loops through Henry Coe. The views along Wasno Ridge and Wagon Road are incredible. Portions of Middle Steer Ridge Trail are a bit steep; if that is of concern then the Lyman Willson Ridge Trail is a shorter alternative back to Hunting Hollow and the parking lot.

Need to Know

There are numerous creek crossings along Hunting Hollow Road unless Coyote Creek is dry. Always check the park water conditions at the Pine Ridge Association website when planning out water supply and spring usage. Always filter water from springs.

Description

From the Hunting Hollow entrance, hike along Gilroy Hot Springs Road to the Grizzly Gulch entrance. This is an excellent two mile warmup on a relatively flat road. Take Coit Road to Anza Trail and follow that to Jackson Trail.

The climb up to Jackson Field is rewarded with increasingly expansive views. If you bring an appropriate water filter, then Elderberry Spring can be used to replenish water. Follow Jackson Road and keep going as it turns into Wasno Road. This is one of the most beautiful stretches of ridge that's a reasonable day trip in Coe.

Follow Wasno Road until it ends at Wagon Road. Take Wagon Road until the intersection for Wilson Camp. Relax a bit at Wilson Camp and filter more water if needed. Follow Bowl Trail to Middle Steer Ridge Trail. Portions of Middle Steer Ridge Trail can be a bit steep. If that is of concern, then Lyman Willson Ridge Trail is a shorter alternative and ends at the same spot along Hunting Hollow Road as Middle Steer Ridge Trail. Once on Hunting Hollow Road, it's a short flat stretch to the parking lot.

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Michael Ingrassia

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Jackson Trail.
Sep 17, 2016 near San Martin, CA
Wide open fields.
Sep 30, 2016 near San Martin, CA
Taking a moment to take a closer look at the wildflowers.
Sep 29, 2016 near San Martin, CA
Coit Road.
Sep 17, 2016 near San Martin, CA
Heading over the hill.
Sep 29, 2016 near San Martin, CA
Middle Steer Ridge.
Sep 30, 2016 near San Martin, CA

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Jul 7, 2019
Michael Newman
Bring your own water! 16.1mi
Apr 6, 2019
Haroon Muhammad