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Martin Murphy Trail – Healthy Trail (Easy)

 

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Length: 2.2 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Halfday
 
 

Park: 37.09598436 -121.55139815 park Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch County Park

Attributes:
  • Trail Hiking

Overview

This trip is designated as a "Healthy Trail" by the Santa Clara County Department of Parks and Recreation.

Follow this link to learn more about Healthy Trails and sign up.


Trail Info & Highlights
• Unshaded paved loop with gravel shoulder for horses, almost totally flat.

• Wildlife viewing, horses and cattle grazing, raptors, songbirds.
• Portable toilets at parking lot, benches along the trail.
• Scenic views of hills, large open fields covered with annual grasses and valley oaks.
• Cattle utilized for land management; please leave gates as you find them and heed posted signs at trailhead.


Trail Directions
• From parking lot, head for trailhead at mapboard.
• Follow paved trail to right and make a loop around big field.


Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch County Park

• Features a 635-acre lake, boat launch facilities and trails; provides the county’s only shoreline camping; for boating information, visit parkhere.org or call (408) 355-2200.
• Abundant hiking, biking and equestrian trails winding through oak studded canyons and on top of grassy ridge lines providing spectacular views of the South Santa Clara Valley.
 

Photos by Ronald Horii.

 




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