Bill’s Hill and More: Henry W. Coe State Park

Bill’s Hill and Kickham Ranch Unit Office: 10 miles, 1,600 ft of gain (moderate) Note: This hike includes cross-country travel. Make sure you have a good map, a decent sense of direction, and know how to use both. Note: Beginner Mountain Bikers: Hunting Hollow Road is very scenic and relatively flat. It’s a great place to…

Kelly Lake: Henry W. Coe State Park

Henry W. Coe State Park is notorious for its massive calf-wrenching hills and hot hot heat. This trip was no exception. We headed to the park for a 24-mile over-nighter  to Kelly Lake expecting mild, fall weather. Unfortunately, the day brought on high temperatures and plenty of direct sunlight. At the Coe, spring, fall, and…

Solitude So Close to Home: Henry W. Coe State Park

Henry W. Coe State Park is California’s second largest (Anza-Borrego Desert State Park being the largest). Despite it’s 89,000 acres, the park receives only 40,000 visitors a year. It’s a small wonder, given the name of this blog, that we love this park so much. Sitting only a short drive from the populous Santa Clara…