SAN FRANCISCO HIKING CLUB

HENRY COE STATE PARK - FROG LAKE

  • 05/28/2022
  • 8:15 AM
  • Hikeleader: Ron Gasparinetti

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HENRY COE STATE PARK - FROG LAKE

Hike Date:  Saturday, May 28, 2022

Leader:  Ron Gasparinetti

Leader Email:  ron@sfhiking.com

Leader Phone:  650 759-5345

Meeting Location (ONLY IF you've arranged for a ride in SF): Whole Foods;
2001 Market St. @ Dolores (on the Dolores St. side); parking on the street or below.

Meeting Time:  8:15 AM

Departure Time:  Shortly after 8:15 AM

Rating: Level 4 

Mileage:  9.6 miles

Elevation Gain: 1520'

Description: Henry W. Coe State Park is the largest state park in northern California and protects and preserves 87,000 acres of scenic hills and mountain ridges in the Diablo Mountain Range.  It is largely undeveloped and quickly allows one to feel alone in deep wilderness.  This hike is a figure eight double loop with a few water crossings.  Starting on the Corral Trail we’ll create our first loop with a slight descent on the Spring Trail and a slight ascent via the Forest Trail. Joining the Fish Trail we'll start our second loop by jumping onto the Middle Ridge Trail and walking along the ridge until we drop down to a circumnavigation of Frog Lake, We'll head back to the cars following the surprisingly beautiful Flat Frog Trail.  A good portion of this hike is exposed. The final 3 miles is dappled sunlight. Sorry - dogs not allowed!

Bring / Wear:  Please bring plenty of water, lunch, bug spray, sun protection and sturdy hiking shoes.

Weather Policy:  Hike will take place rain or shine.

Alternate Meeting Place:  The main parking lot of Henry Coe State Park.  9000 E. Dunne Ave. Morgan Hill   Google Maps Link

Alternate Meeting Time:  10:00 AM

Alternate Departure Time: 10:15 AM

Total driving mileage to and from San Francisco: 163 miles

Passenger Carpool Fees:  $23 from SF; $24 from Rockridge BART - this includes the $8 entrance fee.
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easiest
< 5 miles
< 500' gain

moderately easy
5-7 miles
< 1000' gain
 moderate
7-9 miles
< 1500' gain

  strenuous
9-12 miles
< 2000' gain 

very strenuous
12-15+ miles
  >2000' gain
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