Henry Coe State Park is huge. I was able to hike around the Northwest section of the park. I went there during spring of this year.
The beginning of the hike has a long trail going towards the peak. There is shade along the trail. I went to the park on a classroom trip. We hiked up the trail and saw many pines. The pine tree we focused on was the Ponderosa Pine. Then, we passed through a California Bay laurel grove. Next, we stopped to look at a madrone and a manzanita to distinguish the similiarities and differences. Amongst the madrone and manzanita we saw yellow cream cups. They are cute. We continued along the trail and saw black oak trees and pines. A lot of the non-native grasses dominate the pastures. In certain patches, we saw yarrow, Douglas iris, and soap plant. The plant communities at the peak are: pine forest, oak woodland, and grassland.