The name Coyote Creek Parkway is managed by the Santa Clara County in Central California near Santa Cruz. Coyote Creek Parkway is rightly named as there are coyotes, along with deer, wild turkeys, rabbits, ground squirrels, species of birds, and other wildlife. The parkway is never too far from Coyote Creek, and in some places, it is just a few feet away. What makes this parkway unique is the different types of landscapes you hike through.
There are vast meadows, some of which reach out to rolling hills of the Diablo Range. There are miles of trail that travel through corridors of trees that offer comforting shade during the summer. Sections of the parkway integrate with neighborhoods, giving easy access to those communities. The Coyote Creek Parkway connects with Hellyer County Park, which has picnic tables, Cottonwood Lake, and a children’s playground.
Trail length: 15.5 miles
Trail type: Paved, Linear
Trail rating: Easy to moderate
Trail uses: Multi-use
Elevation change: Some parts of the trail have >5% grade
Pets: Yes, keep on lease
Accessible Parking and Restrooms
Anderson Lake Visitor Center,19245 Malaguerra Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Hellyer County Park, 985 Hellyer Ave, San Jose, CA 95111
Coyote Creek Parkway North, Silver Creek Valley Rd, near Piercy Rd., San Jose, CA 95138
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