Gilroy, CA Trails and Parks

Gilroy has 21 trails in the vicinity, including 13 hiking trails and 6 for mountain biking. These trails range from 0.3 to 23 miles in length. The most popular trails are Redfern Pond Loop (Backpacking), Gilroy Hot Springs and Canada Road and Redfern Pond from Hunting Hollow (Backpacking). Trails.com member Frank A. recently completed Mount Madonna County Park: Round Trip from Sprig Lake to the Ridge.
  • Gilroy Hot Springs and Canada Road

    2 Reviews

    Gilroy, CA

    This ride starts in central Gilroy and follows beautiful remote country roads east of town and up into the hills. Cañada Road and Gilroy Hot Springs Road meander through wooded ranch lands with ...
    •  23 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride starts in central Gilroy and follows beautiful remote country roads east of town and up into the hills. Cañada ...

  • Henry Coe State Park - Southern Section

    1 Reviews

    Gilroy, CA

    Henry Coe State Park lies about 12 miles east of Morgan Hill and Gilroy in the southernmost part of Santa Clara County. The former operating ranch of Henry Coe, the park today is one of the largest ...
    •  3-4 hours
    •  17 miles
    •  Guide

    Henry Coe State Park lies about 12 miles east of Morgan Hill and Gilroy in the southernmost part of Santa Clara County. The ...

  • Redfern Pond from Hunting Hollow (Backpacking)

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    Gilroy, CA

    In the more recently opened, southwestern corner of Henry W. Coe State Park, this trip takes the backpacker up high, steep-sided ridges above tree-shaded canyons, and through remote grasslands ...
    •  2 days
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    In the more recently opened, southwestern corner of Henry W. Coe State Park, this trip takes the backpacker up high, steep-sided ...

  • Henry W. Coe Park: Spike Jones - Grizzly Gulch Loop

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    Gilroy, CA

    Welcome to the world of Henry W. Coe Park! Here you will find some of the best singletrack in the Bay Area—and the most rugged riding. This ride offers a great introduction to the southern and ...
    •  2 - 2.5 hours
    •  12.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Welcome to the world of Henry W. Coe Park! Here you will find some of the best singletrack in the Bay Area—and the most rugged ...

  • Henry W. Coe State Park: Redfern Pond

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    Gilroy, CA

    Follow the mellifluous stream of Hunting Hollow to dramatic single-track paths that ascend steep ridgelines to reach tranquil Redfern Pond, the largest in Coe’s southern backcountry.
    •  9.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Follow the mellifluous stream of Hunting Hollow to dramatic single-track paths that ascend steep ridgelines to reach tranquil ...

  • Miller Ruins Loop (Mount Madonna County Park)

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    Gilroy, CA

    A quiet forest of grand redwoods, scattered eucalyptus, and colorful acacia encases the ruins of the Miller family summer estate and the easy trails that surround them. Set on the crest of the ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A quiet forest of grand redwoods, scattered eucalyptus, and colorful acacia encases the ruins of the Miller family summer ...

  • Chitactac Adams Heritage County Park

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    Gilroy, CA

    Short and charming, this interpretive trail through the site of an ancient Ohlone village opens a window into the lives of the prehistoric people that called this peaceful creekside site home. ...
    •  30 minutes
    •  0.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Short and charming, this interpretive trail through the site of an ancient Ohlone village opens a window into the lives of ...

  • Kelly and Coit Lakes Trail

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    Gilroy, CA

    Kelly Lake is the small and shallow one. It has three arms, which extend up narrow valleys. The lake is surrounded by reeds and scum, making it a good location for fishing and bird watching—but ...
    •  7 hours
    •  11.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Kelly Lake is the small and shallow one. It has three arms, which extend up narrow valleys. The lake is surrounded by reeds ...

  • Willson Peak Trail

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    Gilroy, CA

    Neck-twisting views are the main hazard on this hike into the southwestern corner of Henry W. Coe State Park. Views of the rolling hills, views of the forested valleys, and views of open ridge ...
    •  5 hours
    •  7.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Neck-twisting views are the main hazard on this hike into the southwestern corner of Henry W. Coe State Park. Views of the ...

  • Mount Madonna County Park: Downhill Hike from Redwoods to Lakeshore

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    Gilroy, CA

    Skirting the park’s northeast boundaries on the Loop and Merry- Go-Round trails, this gentle hike traverses dense redwood forests, crosses grassy knolls and terminates at Sprig Lake—if you have ...
    •  3 hours
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Skirting the park’s northeast boundaries on the Loop and Merry- Go-Round trails, this gentle hike traverses dense redwood ...

  • Mount Madonna County Park: Round Trip from Sprig Lake to the Ridge

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    Gilroy, CA

    This circle hike climbs up the ridge beside Blackhawk Creek and then descends gradually on a narrow foot trail through oak woodland, chaparral and beautiful redwoods back to the lake.
    •  3 hours
    •  4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This circle hike climbs up the ridge beside Blackhawk Creek and then descends gradually on a narrow foot trail through oak ...

  • Mount Madonna County Park: An Ecological Sampler

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    Gilroy, CA

    A circle trip from the Miller homesite goes through a broadleaf evergreen forest to chaparral country and into redwoods on the mountain’s east slope.
    •  2 hours
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A circle trip from the Miller homesite goes through a broadleaf evergreen forest to chaparral country and into redwoods on ...

  • Mount Madonna County Park: Circle Trip Through Banks and Blackhawk Canyons

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    Gilroy, CA

    Visit the major stream canyons on the east and west sides of Mt. Madonna’s ridgetop to see flowers in spring and ferns in summer.
    •  1.25 hours
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Visit the major stream canyons on the east and west sides of Mt. Madonna’s ridgetop to see flowers in spring and ferns in ...

  • Coyote Lake

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    Gilroy, CA

    Three miles long, narrow and straight, Coyote Lake is surrounded by oak-covered hills. Although busy with powerboats on summer weekends, there are 5 mph “environmental areas” on either end, and ...
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Three miles long, narrow and straight, Coyote Lake is surrounded by oak-covered hills. Although busy with powerboats on summer ...

  • H. Miller Site Loop

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    Gilroy, CA

    This is one of several pleasant trails crisscrossing Mount Madonna County Park. This easy wooded loop’s appeal is its convenient access close to the entrance and the diversity of sights along ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This is one of several pleasant trails crisscrossing Mount Madonna County Park. This easy wooded loop’s appeal is its convenient ...

  • Henry W. Coe Park: Kelly Lake Loop

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    Gilroy, CA

    This ride is the heart of Henry W. Coe Park, taking you deep into the remote reaches of the wilderness. As with all rides in the park, steep climbs are a guarantee. However, the rewards are great—plenty ...
    •  3.5 - 4.5 hours
    •  16.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride is the heart of Henry W. Coe Park, taking you deep into the remote reaches of the wilderness. As with all rides ...

  • Redfern Pond Loop (Backpacking)

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    Gilroy, CA

    In the more recently opened, southwestern corner of Henry W. Coe State Park, this trip takes the backpacker up high, steep-sided ridges above tree-shaded canyons, and through remote grasslands ...
    •  2 days
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    In the more recently opened, southwestern corner of Henry W. Coe State Park, this trip takes the backpacker up high, steep-sided ...

  • Lions Creek Trail

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    Gilroy, CA

    Lions Creek Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Gilroy, California. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 209 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles with a total elevation gain ...
    •  0.6 miles

    Lions Creek Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Gilroy, California. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 209 feet altitude. ...

  • Kelly Lake Loop

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    Gilroy, CA

    This isn’t just a ride—it’s an adventure! Be sure that you’re prepared: Go with someone else or let someone know exactly where you’ll be riding. Take extra water and food and something warm to ...
    •  4.5 hours
    •  16.9 miles
    •  Guide

    This isn’t just a ride—it’s an adventure! Be sure that you’re prepared: Go with someone else or let someone know exactly ...

  • Lyman Willson Ridge Road / Grizzly Gulch Trail

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    Gilroy, CA

    Don’t expect to meet anyone on the ride during the week. You may be the only human being for miles! Signs of other animals are abundant, though: coyote tracks and scat, deer tracks, fox tracks ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  11.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Don’t expect to meet anyone on the ride during the week. You may be the only human being for miles! Signs of other animals ...

  • Henry Coe State Park - Kelly Lake

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    Gilroy, CA

    Henry Coe State Park lies about 4 miles east of Morgan Hill and Gilroy, in the southernmost part of Santa Clara County. Formerly an operating ranch owned by Henry W. Coe, the park today is one ...
    •  3-4 hours
    •  16 miles
    •  Guide

    Henry Coe State Park lies about 4 miles east of Morgan Hill and Gilroy, in the southernmost part of Santa Clara County. Formerly ...