Poverty Flat Road

Henry W. Coe State Park, California

Distance4.1mi
Elevation Gain2,853ft
Trailhead Elevation2,338ft
Top2,338ft
Elevation Min/Max1213/2338ft
Elevation Start/End2338/2338ft

Poverty Flat Road

Poverty Flat Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Santa Clara County, California. It is within Henry W. Coe State Park. It is 4.1 miles long and begins at 2,338 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,853 feet. The Poverty Flat Camp and Poverty Flat Camp sites can be seen along the trail. Near the end of the trail are a tree and drinking water. This trail connects with the following: Manzanita Point Road, Creekside Trail, Cougar Trail, Jackass Trail, Shaffer Corral Trail, Middle Ridge Trail, Forest Trail, Mahoney Meadows Road and Blue Ridge Road.

Poverty Flat Road Professional Reviews and Guides

"This trip takes you on a circle route around the western area of Henry W. Coe State Park—sampling high ridges, dense manzanita forests, oak savannas, and campsites beside two forks of Coyote Creek. You will climb two of the main ridges that run northwest-southeast, and descend to historic Native American and Spanish explorer sites. In years of plentiful rain, frocks of spring wildflowers clothe the hillsides and swimming holes tempt hot hikers. By skipping the Los Cruzeros night and the exploratory side trips, you could do this trip as an overnight."

"Between the coastal range and the Central Valley lies a group of rolling mountains known as the Diablo Range. This is a beautiful area with steep-sided hills and narrow valleys. Hilltops and valley bottoms are covered with Pacific madrones, feathery foothill pines, and majestic oaks. Springtime has the added enchantment of green hillsides spotted with colorful flowers."

"This trip takes you on a circle route around the western area of Henry W. Coe State Park—sampling high ridges, dense manzanita forests, oak savannas, and campsites beside two forks of Coyote Creek. You will climb two of the main ridges that run northwest-southeast, and descend to historic Native American and Spanish explorer sites. In years of plentiful rain, frocks of spring wildflowers clothe the hillsides and swimming holes tempt hot hikers. By skipping the Los Cruzeros night and the exploratory side trips, you could do this trip as an overnight."

Poverty Flat Road Reviews

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11/1/2009
I have been down to Poverty Flat area and had my final destination as the Arnold Horse Camp. The valley where the horse camp is at is beautiful and surreal. There is an old abandoned house there...pretty cool. I recommend you also explore the China Hole trail.
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Henry W. Coe State Park
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Henry W. Coe State Park
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Henry W. Coe State Park Headquarters
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USGS Mt. Sizer and Mississippi Creek
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