ElevationAscent: 223' 68 m
Descent: -96' -29 m
High: 797' 243 m
Low: 631' 192 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 13% (8°)
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“A trail through the Oak forests of Foothills Park.”— David Hitchcock
If leaving the Oak Grove picnic area parking lot, the trail climbs up the hill away from the road as it follows a series of curves up the hillside. The the trail is shaded at this point, making it a pleasant run even in the middle of the day. Around 0.3 miles, a trail cuts back uphill toward Madera Point (it's roughly 0.1 miles).
The Coyote Trail continues to climb to one of its high points at 0.5 miles. From here, the trail descends into a field where it approaches a road. Here, the Arastradero Creek Trail breaks off to the left and enters the Arastradero Preserve.
The Coyote Trail continues as a singletrack dirt trail that climbs up the hillside and re-enters the woods. The trail dips briefly before leveling out as it winds along the hillside. Ferns, mushroom, and other plants that flourish in shaded, damp areas can be found in this section. The trail finally meets up with the Panorama Trail, which you can follow or make your way back to your car via the track you followed.
Land Manager: City of Palo Alto, CA - Open Space and Preserves