Looking for a great trail in Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park, California? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, trail running trails, dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park ranging from 3.4 to 10.2 miles and from 354 to 1,358 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!


dogs on leash



bird watching



nature trips

kid friendly

wild flowers

This 4,595-acre park is nestled in the Diablo Range east of the City of Gilroy. It features a 635-acre lake, camping and boat launch facilities, showers, and miles of horse, bicycle and hiking trails. The Bear and Mendoza Ranch sections of the park have over 15 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails that wind through oak studded canyons; and on top of grassy ridgelines, providing spectacular views of the south Santa Clara Valley. Trailheads can be found in all three sections of the park. Dogs on-leash are welcome. The park is open 8am to sunset.

Excellent scenery, little shade, few people

Beautiful, easy sloping trails. Horse back riders, bikers and hikers, all use these trails. Wild pigs, coyotes and mountain lions. Thousands of trails to explore.

Good trail that has a lot different parts to it. Saw turkeys, wild pigs, and lots of cows. The lake was unimpressive.

mountain biking
no shade
2 months ago

Mostly it's open trail no shades other wise fun trail.

Very sunny, little to no shade. Spotted a huge coyote, pretty cool but they won't bother you at all.

3 months ago

5 months ago

Great trail for running. Very challenging because there is little or no cover. Full exposure to the sun. I didnt do the suggested route. I ran a loop but shaved off some of the trails to make it a little over a 7 mile course. Each intersection was clearly marked. There are free maps. Portapotties. Lots of free parking. I will be back.

Nice mountain bike trail when done in clockwise direction. Great views along the way. Spring and fall are best times.

a bit of mud we had to manuever but good trail over all

6 months ago

Our family loves this trail. With a paved loop, it’s perfect to bring bikes or scooters while my husband and I walk/run. The cattle trail is challenging enough to feel like you get a good workout!

no shade
over grown
6 months ago

Make sure you bring bug repellent especially since summer is starting! Grass is overgrown when looping back towards the parking lot thru the mountains with little space to walk.

7 months ago

Like this trail in preparation for any type of obstacle race. The trails are in an active grazing area. So the uneven terrain is perfect for the preparation. Its got good inclines and declines. The cows, deer and turkeys that are out from time to time are also pretty cool.

Breathing views, rolling a hills easy peas hike.

The cows have taken over and really destroyed a lot of the trails in this park, making for treacherous adventures. Not recommended for anyone with weak ankles or balance issues.

Great trail. Had some muddy areas but not a lot. Not much wild life today. You will frequently see lots of wild life in this area

9 months ago

After a storm, we wanted to go out and get some fresh air in the sun. It was beautiful but expectedly muddy. Glad we had good hiking shoes. We share the trail with grazing cattle so lots of dripping. We will be a repeater.

Good hike with my son Sean. Some sections were quite muddy. That was expected though

We did Ed Wilson trail here. One of my favorite hikes to date. Only sucky part was the mud dried and was uneven. Could definitely twist an ankle! Deer, cows, and pigs! And great views!

A very nice area to spend the day hiking with plenty of picnic areas

Very easy trail

Beautiful trail. Very peaceful here. There’s a lot of wildlife you can see on this trail! We saw some wild pigs, lots of deer, wild turkeys and cows. Really stunning walk, I will definitely be coming back soon.

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