This past weekend we adventured out to hike at Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park east of Gilroy, California. The hike was full of rolling hills with open views of Morgan Hill and Gilroy. We traversed fire roads and a few single track trails. On the way back, we hiked by the lakeside among the ancient oak trees.
We'd recommend hiking the lakeside Valley Oak Trail if you only plan a shorter hike (under 5 miles). Hiking a Coyote Ridge Trail will add another 5 miles on a fire road and feature rolling hills with views of the cities below.