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Epic cross-country enduro loop incorporating some of the best trails in the south of the Henry Coe State Park.


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27.8

Miles

44.8

KM

60%

Singletrack

2,643' 806 m

High

854' 260 m

Low

6,143' 1,873 m

Up

6,153' 1,875 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

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E-Bikes Allowed

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Overview

This loop ride (starting at Hunting Hollow parking lot) endeavors to incorporate some of the best downhill singletrack trails in the southern end of the Henry Coe State Park, linked together wherever possible with some easier climbing using the network of doubletrack/fire roads.

At nearly 28 miles in total and over 6,000 feet climbing, it makes for a long arduous day unless you are very fit, and in that regard is perhaps more suited to Class-1 pedal-assist bike riders, who even then will have worked up a sweat and depleted their battery by the end!

Either way, there are a couple of opportunities to head more directly back to the parking lot should you have had enough after 20 miles or so (see notes at the end).

Need to Know

Parking at Hunting Hollow is $6 per vehicle.

There are a number of vault toilets throughout the park and along this prescribed route, but no other facilities - bring plenty of water and snacks, and consider a first aid kit too as cell-phone signal can be patchy to non-existent.

Description

The initial climb up the singletrack Jim Donnelly Trail is one of the more gradual in this part of the park, but be aware it is a two-way trail.

The first singletrack descent is Willson Peak Trail, which gets progressively steeper and more narrow though the trees. Turn right onto Grizzly Gulch Trail, a cross-country singletrack to the junction with Wagon Road, which continues a gradual climb on a wide fire road.

At the junction with Wasno Road continue straight ahead downhill to Wasno Pond on a short technical trail crossing over Wagon Road and continuing uphill on the steep singletrack on the far side.

Turn left onto Crest Trail, and look for the entrance to Kelly Lake Trail by a shady tree. This flowing singletrack is steep in places, and once you pass the lake continue straight/north to join Coit Road for a more gradual fire road climb back to elevation.

Just before the junction with Wasno Rd, look for a singletrack cut-off trail which takes you along the ridge with great views. From the saddle on Wasno Rd follow Domino Pond Trail, Cattle Duster Trail and Grapevine Trail for an epic singletrack downhill, (technical in places), then follow Anza Trail cross-country for a final switchback descent though the trees.

If you're tired you can now head back to the parking lot down the paved road from the Coyote Creek entrance, otherwise there is one last climb up Spike Jones Trail where you can either descend the 3-mile Jim Donnelly Trail singletrack back to the parking lot, or fully extend the ride back along Steer Ridge Road to the junction with Lyman Willson Ridge Trail for what is one of the best flowing and most scenic descents in the park, returning along Hunting Hollow Road to finish.

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Jenny Mo

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Photos

Start of uphill switchbacks
Oct 27, 2015 near San Martin, CA
Henry Coe State Park - Wilson Peak Trail - Grizzly Gulch Trail
May 9, 2018 near San Martin, CA
Silhouettes stand on Steer Ridge Road at sunset.
Feb 23, 2017 near San Martin, CA
Time for a break after climbing for awhile. Oh yeah, great views abound.
Apr 26, 2016 near San Martin, CA
Wildflowers near Wilson Peak
Apr 26, 2016 near San Martin, CA
Enjoy the view from Wagon Trail Road.
Feb 23, 2017 near San Martin, CA

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