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Length: 2.27 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Halfday
 
 
Created by YerbaQuercus

I am learning about the wildlife and flora of California.

Park: 37.14996725 -121.44895042 park Henry W. Coe State Park

Good for:
  • Wildflowers
Habitat:
  • Chaparral
  • Forests and Woodlands
  • Grasslands
Attributes:
  • Trail Hiking

Overview

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.

 


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