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Henry W. Coe State Park

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Address: E. Dunne Ave., Morgan Hill, CA 95037-6549
Phone Number: 408-779-2728

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Rugged west

This was one of the last of the original ranchos still operating in the west visit in September for the Tarantula festival

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Norma W
Gilroy, California
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Berkeley, California
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15 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park was well kept by wonderful staff. I would imagine day hiking would have a much different experience then mine. I am leaving this strong review only for help. If I was not an experienced hike in camper I would want to read all of this information. It gets very hot here and there are long stretches with no... More 

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Gilroy, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the last of the original ranchos still operating in the west visit in September for the Tarantula festival

Thank Norma W
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place to get away from city life. The trees are huge and some have been opened up so people can walk through them . They have a train that gives you a ride throughout the mountains very scenic. This place is for everyone not just kids so if you get a chance pack a picnic and go spend the... More 

Thank Kimberly B
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Great spot for a quick, end of day hike. Not strenuous but offers some great mountain views. The drive from Morgan Hill is longer than one would expect, but it also offers some great scenery.

Rehovot, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We spent some time here one morning doing a hike. The road to get to the park is only 10 miles from downtown Morgan Hill, but it was narrow and winding, and it took over half an hour to get there. Rangers are usually there only on the weekends, but one happened to be there that morning, and we had... More 

Thank coffeemavenswife
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Did a couple of nights solo camping and a day of hiking may 16-17..the state park was a 45 min drive from San Jose, CA up the winding road, i think the elevation of the camp is 2K feet..it wasn't the peak season at this time of the year, during my solo camping here, I only met 3 other groups.... More 

Thank arman m
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

This was our second trip to Henry Coe and the second time we have barely seen anyone on the trail. The park has a lot of trails to do from easy to strenuous. The park rangers are very helpful when you check in if your not sure exactly where you want to go.When you get out far enough you can... More 

Thank Robert R
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

I have to echo all of the positive reviews below. This park is huge and you could visit many times and never have the same experience. From the ridge tops you can see for miles in all directions. Only Anza-Borrego Park is larger than Coe. You can hike and bike for miles and days. If you just want to take... More 

Thank Mike B
Morgan Hill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Can't beat the wildflowers here in March - June. Good short hikes as well as longer ones. The camp ground is small, but the restrooms are nice.

2 Thank Cmtrott2015
San Jose, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The park is out in the boonies, about 12-14 miles from the Highway. But that has some advantages- if one wants solitude, the park is very quiet. At least, it was really quiet the day I visited. The two unexpected surprises both relate to night time. 1. The stars are really bright and really nice to gaze at with no... More 

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