Backpacking Recommendations

Backpacking in the park can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. As with any camping, preparation is key to your enjoyment and safety. There are some hazards at Coe that should be noted. Traveling on foot in the park with a pack can be strenuous, as there are many steep dirt roads and trails. Temperatures in the summer can approach 100 F degrees (38C) but are typically in the 80s. We strongly recommend you purchase a park map before embarking on your trip. Refer to Pine Ridge Association's website for map information at https://coepark.net/planning-your-visit/park-maps


Backcountry Water
Springs and streams in the park do not meet California Water Quality Standards and should be purified before using.  Spring maintenance volunteers and staff maintain many year-round and seasonal springs throughout the park. Check our Water Resources Page We recommended that you plan to carry 2 to 4 liters of water per person per day of your trip.  Typcially each year the streams stop flowing early in summer and are dry until considerable rainfall in late autumn. Have a back up plan if a water source you are counting on is not available. Refer to the Pine Ridge Association's website for water availibility in the park: https://coepark.net/planning-your-visit/water-resources

Animal Life
Coe is home to abundant wildlife common to the Diablo Range. There are no Black Bears at the park. Mountain Lions, Bobcats, Black-Tailed Deer, Tule Elk, Gray Foxes, ans a wide array of other animals live within park boundaries. Most animals do not want to eat our food, but do not leave it unattended. Store your food property to protect the park's wildlife.

Backpacking Recommendations

COE RANCH ENTRANCE

ONE-NIGHT LOOPS

Designated Campsite

Distance to/from

Elevation Gain to/from

Route to Destination

Route from Destination

 Yerba Buena

 0.3mi (0.5km)/0.3mi (0.5km)

 0/160ft (49m)

 Yerba Buena Tr.

 Yerba Buena Tr.

 Old Corral

 0.8mi (1.3km)/0.8mi (1.3km)

 40ft (12m)/140ft (43m)

 Corral, Manz. Pt. Rd.

 Manz. Pt. Rd., Corral

 Sierra View

 0.8mi (1.3km)/0.8mi (1.3km)

 250ft (76m)/0

 Manz. Pt. Rd., Hobbs Rd.

 Hobbs Rd., Manz. Pt. Rd.

 Ridge View

 1.0mi (1.6km)/1.0mi (1.6km)

 40ft (12m)/140ft (43m)

 Corral, Manz. Pt. Rd.

 Manz. Pt. Rd., Corral Tr.

 Lion Spring

 1.2mi (1.9km)/1.2mi (1.9km)

 10ft (3m)/360ft (110m)

 Corral Tr., Springs Tr.

 Springs Tr., Corral Tr.

 Frog Lake

 1.6mi (2.6km)/3.1mi (5km)

 500ft (152m)/200ft (61m)

 Monument Tr., Hobbs Rd.

 Hobbs Rd., Flat Frog Tr., Corral Tr.

 Two Oaks

 2.0mi (3.2km)/3.5mi (5.6km)

 630ft (192m)/200ft (61m)

 Monument Tr., Hobbs, Frog Lake Trail

 Frog Lake Tr., Flat Frog Tr., Corral Tr.

 Deer Horn

 2.9mi (4.7km)/4.4mi (7.1km)

 830ft (253m)/700ft (213m)

 Monument Tr., Hobbs Rd.

 Hobbs Rd., Flat Frog Tr., Corral Tr.

 Madrone Soda Springs

3.6mi (5.8km)/6.4mi(10.3km)

 80ft (24m)/1600ft (488m)

 Corral Tr., Springs Tr., Manz. Pt. Rd., Madrone Soda Springs Tr.

 Mile Tr., China Hole Tr., Manz. Pt. Rd., Forest Tr., Corral Tr.

 Poverty Flat

 3.6mi (5.8km)/5.8mi (9.3km)

 0/1600ft (488m)

 Corral Tr., Forest Tr., Poverty Flat Rd.

 Creekside Tr, China Hole Tr., Manz. Pt. Rd., Forest Tr., Corral Tr.

 Skeel's Meadow

 4.1mi (6.6km)/5.6mi (9.0km)

 1080ft (329m)/1520ft (463m)

 Monument Tr., Hobbs Rd.

 Hobbs Rd., Flat Frog Tr., Corral Tr.

 Upper Camp

 4.1mi (6.6km)/5.6mi(9.0km)

 1080ft (329m)/1520ft (463m)

 Monument Tr., Hobbs Rd.

Hobbs Rd., Flat Frog Tr., Corral Tr. 

 Mexican Flat

 4.4mi (7.1km)/5.9mi (9.5km)

 1080ft (329m)/1520ft (463m)

 Monument Tr., Hobbs Rd.

 Hobbs Rd., Flat Frog Tr., Corral Tr.

 Sada's Spring

 4.4mi (7.1km)/6.0mi (9.7km)

 1220ft (372m)/1520ft (463m)

 Monument Tr., Hobbs Rd.

 Hobbs Rd., Flat Frog Tr., Corral Tr.

 China Hole

 5.2mi (8.4km)/5.1mi(8.2km)

 40ft (12m)/1600ft (488m)

 Corral Tr., Springs Tr., Manz. Pt. Rd., Madrone Soda Springs Tr.

 China Hole Tr., Manz. Pt. Rd., Forest Tr., Corral Tr.

 Los Cruzeros

 5.5mi (8.9km)/6.0mi (9.7km)

 400ft (122m)/1600ft (488m)

 Corral Tr., Springs Tr., Manz. Pt. Rd., Madrone Soda Springs Tr.

 Narrows, China Hole Tr., Manz. Pt. Rd., Forest Tr., Corral Tr.

 Willow Ridge

 6.5mi (10.5km)/7.7mi (12.4km)

 1440ft (439m)/1600ft (488m)

 Corral Tr., Springs Tr., Pov. Flat Rd., Mahoney Meadows Rd., Willow Ridge Tr.

 Willow Ridge Tr., Narrows, China Holt Tr., Manz. Pt. Rd., Forest Tr., Corral Tr.

 Lost Spring

 7.6mi (11.4km)/7.4mi(9.0km)

 480ft (146m)/1600ft (488m)

 Corral Tr., Springs Tr., Manz. Pt. Rd., China Hole Tr., Lost Springs Tr.

 Lost Springs Tr., Mahoney Meadows Rd., Narrows, China Hole Tr., Manz. Pt. Rd., Forest Tr., Corral Tr.