Coyote Valley

Coyote Valley
Open Space Preserve

Map of Coyote Valley

  • Multi-use Trail:
  • Overlook
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restroom
  • Scenic Overlook
  • Staging Area
  • Coyote Valley
  • Pedestrian Bridge

Trails

Download Coyote Valley Trail Map

Map of Coyote Valley

  • Multi-use Trail:
  • Overlook
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restroom
  • Scenic Overlook
  • Staging Area
  • Coyote Valley
  • Pedestrian Bridge

Trails

How to get there

Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve

550 Palm Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Directions
  • From Highway 101, take Bailey Avenue west.
  • Turn left on Santa Teresa Boulevard.
  • Turn right on Palm Avenue.
  • The preserve is at the end of Palm Avenue.

About

Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve is located at the western edge of the Coyote Valley, which provides a greenbelt between San Jose and Morgan Hill. While only 20 miles from downtown San Jose, this preserve offers a true rural and wilderness experience. Recreation amenities include a multi-use trail for hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians.

Interpretive panel on the De Anza Expedition, horseback rider in background

The 4-mile long Arrowhead Loop Trail leads to a ridgetop with stunning views of Mount Hamilton, Mount Umunhum, and the entire Coyote Valley. The preserve includes a paved parking lot, ADA accessible restroom, picnic tables, and space for horse trailers. Visitors can also learn about the area’s important wildlife, cultural resources, and water resources through a series of beautiful educational panels.

Next time you visit Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve, download the OuterSpatial mobile app to engage in all aspects of the preserve with the easy-to-use interface and supportive features.

Download OuterSpatial

Rocks and green grass overlooking expansive valley with clouds in distance

The Open Space Authority has identified the Coyote Valley as one of the top ten priority natural landscapes remaining in Santa Clara County that is critically important to protect from development. The area’s many conservation values include resilience to climate change, a rich cultural history, valuable water resources, exceptional recreational opportunities, farm and ranchland, and critical wildlife linkages that allow wildlife to cross between the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Diablo Range. Learn more about our work in the Coyote Valley.

348
acres
3
levels
of hikes
20
minutes from
downtown
San Jose
please do not
bring dogs