Harvey Bear Trail
ElevationAscent: 307' 93 m
Descent: -663' -202 m
High: 1,083' 330 m
Low: 449' 137 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)
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“This is an interesting trail through varied terrain, up, over, and down the other side of Coyote Ridge.”— Joan Pendleton
Starting at the dam, Harvey Bear Trail enters the woods and starts gradually climbing Coyote Ridge. After about a quarter mile, the woods give way to grassy hills with stands of oak trees. This area is pasture land, and many cows can be around and on the trail. Be nice to them.
Harvey Bear Trail continues to climb gradually, passing two trail junctions with Ed Willson Trail. At the 1.0 mile mark, the ridge top is reached. Then, almost immediately, the trail junction with Coyote Ridge Trail appears, marking the endpoint of Coyote Ridge Trail.
After passing Coyote Ridge Trail, Harvey Bear Trail descends gradually, winding its way through the grass hills. This western side of Coyote Ridge has far fewer trees than the eastern side. There are expansive views of southern Santa Clara Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains in the distance. If one looks carefully, one can pick out Mt. Umunhum.
Harvey Bear Trail ends after 3.3 miles at a trail junction with Willow Springs Trail. This trail junction is a close 0.4 miles to the parking and picnic area at the Harvey Bear Ranch Entrance to the park.
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Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks