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Coyote Ridge Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gilroy, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.9 miles Elevation Gain: 557 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

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4 months ago

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

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5 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.

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.

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10 months ago

The trail was beautiful and well maintained. The soil has a lot of clay, so if it is wet, expect to get a few inches stuck to the bottom of your boots on the lower portion of the trail. It gets better at the top of the ridge.

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Overgrown, free range cattle, beautiful views, poison oak, decent outing. May 27, 2018. Not hard at all, a casual hike.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

One of my favorite local trails! Valley and Coyote Lake views as well as wildlife. Go in Spring when the weather is cooler since there are many unshaded parts of the trail and you can enjoy the beauty of the many wildflowers. Another name for this trail is Mummy Mountain.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Great scenery! Well marked trails and lots of options for easy to moderate and short to long hikes. I ended up on Coyote Ridge trail. I just pick trails at random to hike with a goal of 5 miles. Ended up with 6 miles in 2 hours. Lots of cows, hawks, squirrels and I even was able to walk up on a deer and get a few photos before he/she notices me and ran off.

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Tuesday, September 08, 2015

We hiked the Coyote Ridge trail while Camping at Coyote Lake. The trail is nicely maintained, and has benches along the way. It trail itself isn't a loop, but you are able to hop onto many other trails to get back. The trail itself doesn't have a lot of trees. We went during a heat wave - I would not recommend. Be sure to bring plenty of water. The views are awesome!

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Nice stroll on a service road. Should have read the maps better to make it a loop on some trails. Great view of the valley and Coyote Lake. We walk about 2.5 in and then turned around . Free parking at the trail head. Also would be nice on a mountain bike.

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