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Seven Springs Hike from Coe Ranch
November 15, 2019, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join Coe Volunteers on this 8-mile, 800 ft elevation gain moderate hike to explore hidden springs near Coe Ranch. About a mile is OFF TRAIL and there may be some muddy spots. Hiking poles suggested.
We’ll start with a brief overview of the regional geology, and how springs might be flowing, even in the dry summer. Our first stops include two springs very close to the ranch, but on a little-used trail.
Then it’s up a grassy hill (off-trail) to the Ponderosa Trail. Cross east to visit the Coe Monument and check out the view – on a clear day you can see the Sierras. Head down Hobbs Road, going off-trail down a grassy slope to Sierra View Camp and Spring. Check out the Monument Spring, then continue down Hobbs and Manzanita Point Roads to the Springs Trail. Explore Lion, Blackberry, and Arnold Springs. Continue on Manzanita Point road to check the water at Bass Pond. Return via the Forest and Corral trails.
What to bring: Hat, water, sunscreen, rain jacket, sturdy shoes, snacks/lunch. Hiking poles suggested.
Park Day Use Fee: $8 ($7 senior). Bring exact bills (no coins) for the Iron Ranger. State Park passes accepted: Golden Bear, Poppy Pass and Explorer.
Cautions: The MeetUp trip leaders are volunteers willing to share their experience in a social hiking environment. Hiking risks include ticks, poison oak, rattlesnakes, and uneven trail surfaces. Each participant is responsible for evaluating their own hiking skills and stamina to determine if this hike is suitable for them to participate.
Dogs: Sorry, only service dogs allowed in state parks.
Meet at the Henry W. Coe State Park Visitor Center (Coe Ranch), located at 9000 East Dunne Ave, Morgan Hill, 95037.
Directions: From Highway 101 take the East Dunne Ave. exit, and head east. Once you leave the valley, the road winds up, and up for about 13 miles, and ends at the park. Give yourself at least 30 minutes from the freeway.