Uvas Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Santa Clara County, California. It is within Uvas Canyon County Park. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 1,111 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 148 feet. Near the trailhead there are a camp site, a telephone, and restrooms. Near the end of the trail is a waterfall.
Uvas Creek Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Uvas Canyon Park has a premium waterfallto- mileage quotient. Most Bay Area waterfalls require substantial hikes, but that’s not the case at Uvas, where three of the falls can be reached with very little effort. The fourth requires a bit more grunt, but is still an easy trek. With four waterfalls on four different creeks, you can visit them all on this 4-mile hike on a tour through the canyon’s woods and chaparral."
--Jane Huber, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco (Menasha Ridge Press).
"Hike along laurel and oak canyons to a creek with winter waterfalls"
--Laure Latham, Best Hikes with Kids: San Francisco Bay Area (The Mountaineers Books).
"Uvas Canyon is a nice little 1133-acre park tucked away in the mountains just south of the greater Bay Area. This trail guide contains descriptions of the following trails: Granuja Falls, Black Rock Falls, Upper Falls, Basin Falls, Uvas Falls and Triple Falls."
--Matt & Krissi Danielsson, Waterfall Lover's Guide: Northern California (The Mountaineers Books).
"A steady uphill climb on the ridge between the Uvas Creek and Swanson Creek canyons takes you to views from Nibbs Knob and on to the Skyline Ridge."
--Jean Rusmore, Betsy Crowder, & Frances Spangle, South Bay Trails: Outdoor Adventures in & around Santa Clara Valley (Wilderness Press).
"Going up the Waterfalls Loop Trail, you cross three falls on Swanson Creek and two on its tributaries, then on the Contour Trail visit Triple Falls. Spring is the time for these falls; the little streams often disappear in summer."
"A short walk from picnic and camping areas along the tree-lined banks of Uvas Creek."
"Saturate the Bay Area with a couple of good rains, and Uvas Canyon practically blossoms with falls, cataracts, and cascades. The surprise of Uvas Canyon is that a local park can boast a cluster of destination-worthy waterfalls. Making a comparison to Yosemite is a big stretch, but it’s the only other place in NorCal where such a concentration of falls can be found in a compact setting. The scale is vastly smaller, and this canyon is smothered in oaks, bay laurels, ferns, and moss—no soaring granite domes. But douse the Santa Cruz Mountains in a good rain and head up the Waterfall Loop, and you’ll pass cataract after cascade after waterfall after waterfall."
--Tracy Salcedo-Chourré, Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California (Falcon Guides).
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