Henry W. Coe State Park is located southeast of San Jose, California, and is the largest state park in northern California. The landscape is rugged, with lofty ridges and steep canyons. Hiking and mountain biking are popular, but keep an eye out for mountain lions. Drive-in camping is available, along with backcountry campsites. Away from the urban lights of San Jose and San Francisco, the park has phenomenal nighttime views and is open 24 hours a day all year round.
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