Coyote and Hogans Trail is a 9.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Valley Springs, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

9.1 miles
406 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

mountain biking






New Hogan Lake is a multiple route trail located near Valley Springs, CA. It is accessible year-round. The lower trail follows the outline of the lake and is runnable while the upper trail includes a lot of switchbacks for bikers. Go through the gate by the campground, trail entrance on your left.

off road driving
5 months ago

NO 4 x 4, no off-road allowed, no motor vehicles.

8 months ago

A lovely hike above New Hogan. There is no shade- must be prepared. The dog loved it though, and got to roam free since we were the only ones there on this lovely winter day.

Monday, June 26, 2017

I went here with my folks and we only did half and then headed back. I really only came here because of the length, the nearness to my home, and because dogs are allowed on this trail. There were some pretty moments as the sun came up on the water, but I won't be returning. The views just aren't my type of thing. Their is very little shade. The entirety of the trail is littered with rocks. The overgrown brush surrounding the trail is a tad frightening because it is hard to see through all the bramble, who knows what will pop out? Bunnies, rattlers, or mountain lion?

Monday, March 13, 2017

I love this trail because it's one of the very few trails that allows dogs! The trail runs through the bushes which can block the views of the lake at some points, but they do provide some welcomed shade when needed. It's also nice that the bikers are on one path and hikers on another. CAUTION: be weary of rattlesnakes, especially as the weather begins to warm up!

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Thick brush but pretty views of the lake. Other than that there is a lot of just walking through the brush and we found the trail markers and signs around the park to be unhelpful in finding your way.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Go to any of the stations for trail maps.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Rode with my husband today, and really enjoyed the ride. Didn't get to complete the entire ride, due to flat tire before ride this morning. Flowers were in bloom & views around lake were so beautiful. Got a little warm, don't think it would be a ride I'd want to do in summer.

Monday, November 30, 2015

A really rugged ride! Beautiful scenery.

mountain biking
Saturday, May 10, 2014

This was a great trail to go mountain biking on. Actually got a little lost at first but figured it out when I found a fence line to follow. If you haven't checked it out I would recommend you do so.

mountain biking
Monday, June 10, 2013

Also Known as Coyote and Hogans Trail. Intermediate and advanced trails. Trailhead begins at North East most camp ground. Follows along lake for about 5 miles. Out and back not a loop trail. Rocky terrain very little cover so can be very hot trail. Watch for snakes along trail. Fun rolling single track.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

More of a mountain biking trail. You'll see a walker/hiker now and then but trail is mostly used for biking. Great spot to camp and bike around lake. All, if not, most of the trail is exposed so it is really dry & hot in summer. Used to come for walks during dusk.

mountain biking
Thursday, November 24, 2011

This trail has many options for all skill levels. The trail length depends on the route you choose and how well you know the area. Most trails will lead back to the same starting point with the exception of a few near the east side. This trail is mostly sharp granite and drains well. It can be ridden almost anytime of the year. The summer can be rough due to extreme heat, no shade, and rattle snakes. Long sleeve is recommended because parts of the trail can be a little overgrown near chest height.

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