Best trails in Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park, California

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Looking for a great trail in Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park, California? AllTrails has 22 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking 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 18 moderate trails in Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park ranging from 3.4 to 13.9 miles and from 354 to 2,788 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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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.

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#1 - Harvey Bear, Willow Springs, and Townsprings Trail Loop
Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
#2 - Coyote Ridge Trail
Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 57 m
#3 - Gaviota, Harvey Bear and Calaveras Trail
Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park
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Length: 10.2 mi • Est. 4 h 52 m
#4 - Willow Springs Trail to Harvey Bear Trail Loop
Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
#5 - Mendoza and Coyote Ridge Trail
Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
#6 - Savannah Trail Loop
Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park
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Length: 6.0 mi • Est. 3 h
This six-mile loop over the rolling hills of Harvey Bear Ranch introduces hikers to the wild terrain of the Diablo Range southeast of San Jose, California. Harvey Bear is a section of Coyote Lake County Park, which is popular with campers, boaters and paddlers. As the wide-open trails ascend, expansive views of Silicon Valley to the north and the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west open up. Best times to go: The hills turn a shimmering green in February and March, and wildflowers dot the hills throughout the spring. October and November bring the annual tarantula migration, though sightings of the big hairy arachnids can be rare. Summer is typically too hot.Show more
#7 - Valley Oak Trail at Coyote Lake
Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
This route starts across the road from the Lake View Campground -- a handy trailhead if you've got youngsters eager for explorations. It's also one of the rare shady hikes in a section of the Diablo Range better known for wide-open expanses dotted by the occasional oak tree. Show more
#8 - Townsprings, Harvey Bear, Coyote Ridge and Willow Springs Loop
Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park
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Length: 6.0 mi • Est. 3 h 4 m
#9 - Harvey Bear to Willow Springs Loop
Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park
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Length: 10.2 mi • Est. 4 h 6 m
Start and finish at the Harvey Bear park entrance. Hike up to the Harvey Bear/Willow Spring Trail split. Follow Harvey Bear to Calaveras, to Coyote Ridge, to Blue Oak, to Gaviota, turn left on Rancho San Ysidro then left on Willow Springs to get back to the parking lot. There are two picnic benches along the route. One along the Calaveras Trail and one on Gaviota. The one on Gaviota is about fifty yards along Gaviota when you get to the Gaviota/Blue Oak Trail junction. If you're going down Blue Oak, continue straight. If you are coming from Rancho San Ysidro, just continue down Gaviota instead of turning up Blue Oak.Show more
#10 - Harvey Bear, Coyote Ridge, Savannah and Willow Springs Trail Loop
Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 4 h 33 m
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