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The Coyote Creek Trail follows the creekbed through shady riparian cover, parks, developed areas, and open fields.


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Map Key

19.3

Miles

31.0

KM

Paved Path

393' 120 m

High

126' 38 m

Low

482' 147 m

Up

221' 67 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

Coyote Creek travels 31 miles from the Diablo Range to San Francisco Bay. On this trail segment, follow the creekbed through shady riparian cover, parks, developed areas, and open fields to Metcalf Park's freshwater lagoons, the habitat for many year-round and migratory bird species.

The wide paved trail travels a nearly level course and is an excellent bike ride, popular with families on bicycles, especially on weekends. Take a creekside stroll or ride through the undeveloped broad Coyote Creek floodplain. Enjoy pleasant rest stops under large shade trees and awesome views of the nearby Coast Range.

The trail provides an opportunity to appreciate what the Santa Clara Valley looked like before it was developed. The entire route follows a level paved trail (with a separate unpaved path for horses). Much of the trail is in the sun, so plan the trip for cooler weather.

Contacts

Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks

Shared By:

Bay Area Ridge Trail Staff with improvements by Sergio Avila

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 12 votes

#2

in San Jose

#11793

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Trail Rankings

#2

in San Jose

#832

in California

#11,793

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California Poppy's blooming in the spring time.
Oct 8, 2013 near Morgan…, CA

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Jan 21, 2024
Tobias Sandler
5.2mi — 1h 04m
Jun 25, 2023
Einat Talker
Jun 24, 2023
Jack Zhang
Back and forth from Tully Road to Morgan Hill direction for ~10 miles. 20.5mi — 1h 41m
Jun 18, 2023
Jack Zhang
Started from Parking-Coyote Creek Trail to Morgan Hill direction and almost arrived the visitor center. 18.1mi — 1h 52m
Aug 16, 2021
Salman Karbasi
38mi — 3h 00m
May 23, 2021
Dattatray Patil
14mi
Apr 11, 2021
Sean Oh
With family — 3h 30m
Dec 29, 2020
Vikas Chinnan
19.3mi — 1h 22m
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