Harvey Bear Ranch Entrance
San Martin Avenue
Gilroy, CA 95020

No Parking Fee

Coyote Lake - Harvey Bear Ranch Entrance

Martin Murphy Trail
Trail Length: 2.0 miles (Loop)  
Degree of difficulty: Easy   

Park Notes  

  • (At the Coyote Lake entrance) Features a 635-acre lake, boat launch, facilities and trails; provides the county’s only shoreline camping; for boating info, visit parkhere.org 

  • Abundant hiking, biking, equestrian trails winding through oak studded canyons and on top of grassy-ridge lines providing spectacular views of the South Santa Clara Valley. 

Trail Info & Highlights  

  • Unshaded paved loop with gravel shoulder for horses, almost totally flat. 

  • Wildlife viewing, horses and cattle grazing, raptors, songbirds. 

  • Portable toilets at parking lot, benches along the trail. 

  • Scenic views of hills, large open fields covered with the annual grasses and valley oaks. 

  • Cattle utilized for land management; please leave gates as you find them, and heed posted signs at trailhead. 

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