Mummy Mountain - Coyote Ridge - Calaveras - Valley Oak
12.3 miles     1200 ft
27 Mar 2011
Summary

A long relaxed walk over green rolling hills.

Location: Coyote Lake - Harvey Bear Ranch County Park

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Good trail map showing various trails.

Route

Route in brief: Mendoza Trail → Mummy Mountain Trail → Coyote Ridge Trail → Harve Bear Trail → Calaveras Trail → Valley Oak Trail → Coyote Ridge Trail.

Notes:

  1. Mummy Mountain Trail is not drawn in the online trail map. However, it is drawn on the park brochure / trail map available at the park entrance. The trail is parallel to Coyote Ridge Trail and Mendoza Trail, going through the point marked with a cross at elevation 1374'.
  2. In March 2011, half of the trails were quite muddy soon after heavy rains for a week. The mud would stick to our shoes, making them heavy.
  3. Some sections of the northern portion of Coyote Ridge Trail were difficult to negotiate because these are cattle grazing areas, so the grassy hills were quite uneven.
Trailhead

Location: Intersection of Roop Road and Blue Oaks Road, Gilroy, CA 95020 . No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From Highway 101 in Gilroy, take Leavesley Road exit and go east for about two miles. Turn left on New Avenue and drive 0.5 miles. Turn right on Roop Road and drive about three miles to reach Mendoza Ranch parking lot on your left.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: March 2011)

Capacity: Over 30 cars may be parked here

Latitude: 37.070622     Longitude: -121.522436

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