Kelly Lake Trail

Henry W. Coe State Park, California

Elevation Gain1,577ft
Trailhead Elevation2,357ft
Elevation Min/Max1862/2564ft
Elevation Start/End2357/2370ft

Kelly Lake Trail

Kelly Lake Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Santa Clara County, California. It is within Henry W. Coe State Park. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 2,357 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,577 feet. This trail connects with the following: Coit Road, Cattle Master Trail, Crest Trail, Wasno Road, Rattlesnake Trail and Kelly Cabin Canyon Trail.

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100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra & Coast Range (The Mountaineers Books)
Vicky Spring & Tom Kirkendall
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"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 not so inviting for swimmers. If water play is your goal, head to the larger Coit Lake, which has better water access as well as two hikers’ camp areas and a horse campground. Spring is the best time to visit, when the hillsides are colored with mats of yellow gold fields, brilliant clusters of California poppies, and deep blue lupines, to name a very few. This is also an area with seemingly endless possibilities for creating loops and devising hikes to suit your mood and wanderlust. Go with a plan. If you head out without a specific destination, you might be tempted to keep wandering on and on through this exceptionally hikable area."

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Trail Information

Henry W. Coe State Park
Nearby City
Henry W. Coe State Park
Henry W. Coe State Park
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USGS Gilroy Hot Springs, Mount Sizer
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