China Hole Trail

Henry W. Coe State Park, California

Elevation Gain2,532ft
Trailhead Elevation1,844ft
Elevation Min/Max1170/2276ft
Elevation Start/End1844/1842ft

China Hole Trail

China Hole Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Santa Clara County, California. It is within Henry W. Coe State Park. It is 4.3 miles long and begins at 1,844 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,532 feet. Near the end of the trail are restroom. This trail connects with the following: Manzanita Point Road, Mile Trail, Cougar Trail, Lost Spring Trail, The Narrows Trail and Mahoney Meadows Road.

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Vicky Spring & Tom Kirkendall
"It would be mighty hard to get bored on this hike. Constantly changing views, fascinating wildlife, and a progression of habitats provide continual visual and mental stimulation as you hike to a narrow gorge on the East Fork Coyote Creek. The destination is an idyllic swimming hole with deep pools and clear, refreshing water. Hikers who have the time to linger for a night or two will find comfortable campsites in the grassy meadows near the creek. Because of the excellence of this hike, backpackers often outnumber the single available campsite at China Hole. However, the nearby campsites up The Narrows, at Los Cruzeros Camp, or at Poverty Flat Camp, on the Creekside Trail are also pleasant."

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Hike through woods & meadowland into the backcountry. Hike along & hop over a peaceful, intimate creek. Enjoy lunch, wade, & swim at China Hole on Coyote Creek. Appreciate the varied wildflowers in the different habitats. There are wonderful vistas of the surrounding, furrowed ridges. There's more information on this hike at
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