Coyote Valley Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews

Coyote Valley Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Morgan Hill, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until June.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
626 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

no dogs

walking
1 month ago

Great easy hike with 3 kids under 7 years old. Gorgeous views!

hiking
1 month ago

I highly recommend this hike after the rainy months during the year. The hills and trees are lush with vegetation and it is gorgeous! Very lightly trafficked compared to more popular hikes in the South Bay Area.

It was easy to find the parking lot (pretty direct route from 101 south) and there was a lot of parking spaces available for a Sunday afternoon. There is no fee to use the park/ parking lot.

I would recommend everyone to bring water since some portions of the trail are directly under the sun and it does get hot. Horse back riding, biking, trail running and hiking are some of the activities you can do at this location.

4 months ago

Great trail for hike with my 10 and 12 year olds. Perfect length. Windy at the start and end.

hiking
10 months ago

A hidden gem. This preserve is more or less just the one trail/loop. Live Oak trees, golden California hills. If you're familiar with the hills around here you'll know what to expect.

About four miles, perhaps two hours for a family to hike. A few well-made benches are placed along the trail at convenient points. A couple places with picnic tables even.

One such bench is located near the highest point of the trail — about half way around the trail. This is an ideal place to stop, sit down, and enjoy a real rest before your descent.

The only downside is the lack of cover. It is a mostly (90%?) exposed trail and can therefore be a bit brutal in the sun if you are not prepared/dressed for it.

trail running
11 months ago

Fun Trail with great views.

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hiking
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

walking
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

mountain biking
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

hiking
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