Frog Lake Trail

Henry W. Coe State Park, California

Elevation Gain572ft
Trailhead Elevation2,407ft
Elevation Min/Max2407/2840ft
Elevation Start/End2407/2407ft
Frog Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Santa Clara County, California. It is within Henry W. Coe State Park. It is a mile long and begins at 2,407 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 572 feet. The Frog Lake Camp site can be seen along the trail. There are also restrooms along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Hobbs Road and Middle Ridge Trail.

Frog Lake Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"After riding a short distance on a smooth dirt road, you’ll turn onto a wonderful singletrack—Flat Frog Trail. (I don’t know if the name refers to the fact that the trail to Frog Lake is flat, or that someone once encountered a flattened frog on the trail, but I suspect the former.) There are just enough technical sections to keep you alert, but each is short and only slightly technical. For the most part, the trail is narrow, hard-packed, and smooth, and passes through a forest of ponderosa pines, live oaks, and large manzanita “trees.” This is followed by a short section of steep uphill, rutted dirt road, and a shorter section of steep, downhill, eroded trail. The pond is best visited before August. Highlights: High-quality singletrack: narrow, mostly smooth and hard-packed, with gentle descents and ascents. Abundant wildlife, wildflowers in spring, large manzanita shrubs, and a pond. No motorized vehicles are allowed on the singletrack."

"With more than 80,000 acres, Henry W. Coe State Park is the largest state park in California. This hike explores one corner of this vast semi-wilderness, once the working cattle ranch of the park’s namesake. The high rolling hills and deep, forested ravines are home to abundant wildlife, including the unexpected tarantula, which is honored with a festival in the park each October. The hike offers a cross section of the park’s varied landscapes, climbing a ridge to tiny Frog Lake and returning via the forested valley on the Flat Frog Trail."

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Henry W. Coe State Park
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Henry W. Coe State Park

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Jun 2018