5.6 miles one-way (includes 0.9 mile on Harvey Bear Trail, a connector trail); car shuttle possible
From: Harvey Bear Ranch Trailhead at Coyote Dam in Morgan Hill
To: Mendoza Ranch Trailhead in GIlroy
After a short connector trail, this route heads south on a relatively level trail high up in the hills with splendid views of Coyote Lake, the surrounding foothills, the Santa Clara Valley, and the Coast Range. This hike or ride can be combined with a picnic or camping next to Coyote Lake. The trail is mostly in sun, so plan the trip in cooler weather or early in the day.
Elevation Gain/Loss 500 feet/490 feet one-way
This trail description is excerpted from the 2019 Guidebook. For details on all trails, trailheads and more buy the book from Wilderness Press.
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