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.
Features: Birding — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
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.
From the Hunting Hollow entrance, run 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.