The land here is diverse and largely undeveloped, with steep canyons, valleys, streams, grasslands, woods and lofty ridges. Once home to the Ohlone Indians, this region is still alive with wildlife, including the elusive mountain lion. Some of the most pupular activities at Henry W. Coe State Park include hiking, biking, camping, picnicking, and horseback riding.
Your dog may join you at this furbulous state park, but only in certain areas. To stay overnight, dogs can camp in the Coe Ranch campground. They are also allowed on any paved roads, and on one trail which runs from the on-premise Visitor's Center to the parking area off E. Dunne Avenue. Be sure to keep your pup on leash at any time within the state park.
Unfurtunately, dogs are not allowed in the Blue Horse Camp, the Poverty Flat Group Campsites, Manzanita Point, or at the Dowdy Ranch or Hunting Hollow entrances. They are also prohibited from hiking any trails other than the one listed above.
Entrance to the Henry W. Coe State Park through the Coe Ranch entrance is $8, with additional fees to camp overnight. Outhouse style bathrooms are available for the humans, but be sure to bring clean-up bags for the doggo, and always stoop and scoop. There is limited water access, and temperatures can soar here, so tote along enough water for both you and your pup.
To experience the beauty of northern California's largest state park, pack up the pup and head out the the Henry W. Coe State Park today!