Coyote Valley Map
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Spina Farm Stand
Spina Farms is family owned and operated business with roots in Santa Clara County dating back three generations. It’s open from mid-April to early November, don’t miss the September/October Pumpkin Patch!
Santa Clara County Model Aircraft Skypark
The SCCMAS, a facility of the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department and its 300+ members continue to pave the way as one of the premiere flying sites in the nation. The field access road from Monterey Road is currently closed. The Parks Department forecasts the access road repairs to commence in 2018. Access to the field is only available from the bike path at this time.
Tulare Hill Ecological Preserve
A preserve dedicated to the protection of the Bay checkerspot butterfly, the California Red-legged frog, and other threatened and endangered species. Owned and managed by the Silicon Valley Land Conservancy. Not currently open to the public, but other great hikes available here.
Coyote Creek Parkway Trail & Visitor Center
15 miles long, from Coyote Heller County Park in San Jose to Cochrane Road in Morgan Hill. The north portion features a paved multi-use trail popular with bicyclists, rollerbladers, and hikers. Public transit is available to Coyote Creek Parkway.
Laguna Seca Wetland
Laguna Seca is a seasonal lake located in south Santa Clara Valley in the Coyote Valley, an area critical to wildlife as the narrowest corridor connecting Mt. Hamilton and the Diablo Range on the east to the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west. It is the largest freshwater wetland in Santa Clara County.
Coyote Valley Nursery
Coyote Valley Nursery was founded in April 2007. They are a wholesale grower, who provides premium bedding plants to retailers & landscape professionals around the San Francisco Bay Area. They sell wholesale only. Nursery products are the largest category of agricultural production in Santa Clara County, at over $81 million annually.
In 1971, Monterey Mushrooms started as a single mushroom farm located in Watsonville, Calif. They provide all major US cities with fresh, locally-grown mushrooms year round. At over $79 million annually, mushrooms are the second largest category of agricultural production in Santa Clara County. Not open to the public.
The Grass Farm
Located in Morgan Hill, Grass Farm was established in the spring of 1969. Grass Farm has always been a family adventure, interested in providing local, quality lawn products to enhance the environment, provide safe play areas for families, and improve property values. Another important component of the agriculture in Coyote Valley. Not open to the public but it’s great to know where your lawn comes from.
This creek flows along the west side of Coyote Valley, which was formerly comprised of wetlands and wet meadows with no identifiable creek channels. Fisher Creek was dug to drain these wetlands to make agriculture possible in the area. Floodplain restoration could bring back these rare habitats and provide much-needed flood protection for urban San Jose.
Coyote Grange Hall
Many years ago in 1892, the land on which the Coyote Grange Hall stands belonged to Mr. Fiachro Fisher (check out Fisher Creek) who obtained a large estate through a Spanish Land Grant. Now, this historic hall can be used for community or private events.
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. The 4-mile Arrowhead Loop Trail in Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve winds over open, oak-dotted foothills with nice views of the rural valley below.
Coyote Creek Golf
Open to the public.
Coyote Valley Sporting Clays
A family oriented shotgun range and event facility in naturally beautiful surroundings.
This creek drains the 321-square-mile Coyote Watershed, the largest in Santa Clara County. It begins in Henry Coe State Park and ends up in San Francisco Bay. Like most other creeks in the Bay Area, Coyote Creek is prone to flooding during the rainy season. Restoration of the historic floodplain in Coyote Valley can help reduce this flood risk.
IBM Silicon Valley Lab
This is one of IBM's twelve worldwide research labs that form IBM Research. Its scientists perform basic and applied research in computer science, services, storage systems, physical sciences, and materials science and technology. The center opened in 1986, and continues the research started in San Jose more than fifty years ago..
These former sand and gravel quarries are now part of the Coyote Creek watershed.
Coyote Ridge Open Space Preserve
Nearly 2,000 acres of pristine hillside grassland in the Diablo foothills east of Coyote Valley. The preserve contains rare serpentine grassland habitat which supports several threatened and endangered species, including the Bay checkerspot butterfly. The preserve is home to tule elk, golden eagles, California red-legged frogs, and other rare species. In spring, docent-led hikes allow views of the hillsides covered with native wildflowers.
Formerly Rancho del Refugio de la Laguna Seca. The house dates from the 19th century and is a State Historical Landmark. This property is available for private events.
The Tilton Ranch sits as the southern neighbor of the Coyote Valley Preserve. Cattle still run on the preserve lands, helping to “mow” the non-native grasses and doing their part to minimize fire danger. By acreage, cattle grazing is the largest usage of agricultural land in Santa Clara County.