Poverty Flat and Los Cruzeros or Lost Spring from Coe Park Headquarters Backpacking

Morgan Hill , California

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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.
Backpacking California: Mountain, Foothill, Coastal, & Desert Adventures in the Golden State

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Backpacking California: Mountain, Foothill, Coastal, & Desert Adventures in the Golden State

by Author varies by trail (Wilderness Press)

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.

© 2008 Author varies by trail/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Morgan Hill
Distance: 13.9
Elevation Gain: 2,160 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2-3 days
Season: Best spring, and fall, depending on water
Local Contacts: Henry W. Coe State Park
Local Maps: USGS 7.5-min Mt. Sizer, Mississippi Creek; Pine Ridge Association's Henry W. Coe State Park map
Driving Directions: Directions to Poverty Flat & Los Cruzeros or Lost Spring from Coe Park Headquarters (Backpacking)

Recent Trail Reviews

11/1/2009
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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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