- Morgan Hill
- 100+ miles
- Aerobic Difficulty:
- Moderate to Advanced
- Time To Allow:
- 3+ hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 830 feet
- Elevation Range:
- 2200 feet
- Year Round
Henry Coe State Park features exciting mountain bike terrain in the Morgan Hill area. This, California’s largest state park, encompasses 87,000 acres of land and is penetrated by some of the best biking trails in the state.
Routes open to bikers in Henry Coe State Park are well marked and many feature excellent climbing with rugged descents that will challenge most riders’ skills. Trails travel through a mixture of oak and pine forest, meadows and wildflower patches, with substantial thickets of poison oak. Snakes are also common in Henry Coe State Park, so it's a good idea to stick to the trail at all times.
Various trails can be combined to increase mileage. Many trails closed to mountain bikes
Time To Allow:
Can add loops together to increase time
Henry Coe State Park is a multi-use area so riders should be prepared to practice appropriate right-of-way protocol and share the route with horses or hikers. Cyclists should carry a first aid kit, bike repair kit,extra water and food. Trail maps are handy and are sold at park headquarters (not all trails are open to biking); a modest day fee is charged. Poison oak and snakes are of concern off trail.
Take 101 south to Morgan Hill. Take the East Dunne Avenue exit. Head east on Dunne and follow signs to park entrance. Maps of the complex are sold at the park headquarters. There is a day use fee for riding at Henry Coe State Park.