San Jose, California
Henry Coe State Park Santa Clara County
Henry Coe is the largest State Park in Northern California. The wild open space rolls on for over 87,000 acres. The terrain is varied, beautiful and is said to be the home of the elusive mountain lion. The park has over 250 miles of hiking trails.
We will be hiking China Hole Loop counterclockwise via Madrone Soda Springs Trail. This qualifies as a typical East foothills grunt hike. The trail on the way back is well maintained with plenty of switchbacks and incredible views.
Directions: : From San Jose, Take Hwy 101 South to Morgan Hill exit Dunne Ave. and turn East. Drive past Anderson Reservoir all the way to the end of the road and Henry Coe Park Headquarters (about 10 miles).
Drive Time 1 hour - Parking $6 - Dogs Not Allowed
Level 4 - Miles: 11 - Elevation 2000' Host: Tom D.
RECOMMENDED: Plan for wet weather. Wear layers and prepare for quick changes in temperature.