Uvas Creek Trail

Uvas Canyon County Park, California

Elevation Gain148ft
Trailhead Elevation1,111ft
Elevation Min/Max976/1111ft
Elevation Start/End1111/1111ft

Uvas Creek Trail

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.

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco (Menasha Ridge Press)
Jane Huber
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"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." Read more
Best Hikes with Kids: San Francisco Bay Area (The Mountaineers Books)
Laure Latham
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"Hike along laurel and oak canyons to a creek with winter waterfalls" Read more
Waterfall Lover's Guide: Northern California (The Mountaineers Books)
Matt & Krissi Danielsson
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"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." Read more
Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California (Falcon Guides)
Tracy Salcedo-Chourré
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"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." Read more

Uvas Creek Trail Reviews

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Some of the out and backs weren't worth the time. The Triple Falls was more like Trickle Falls at this time of year and with the drought. Otherwise the loop was very nice. Sound of water along the way and not crowded by any stretch even on a weekend. Very nice loop.

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Trail Information

Uvas Canyon County Park
Nearby City
Uvas Canyon County Park
Santa Clara County Parks, Uvas Canyon, 8515 Croy Rd., Morgan Hill, CA 95037; (408) 779-9232; www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/ parkfinder/Pages/UvasCanyon.aspx
Local Contacts
USGS Loma Prieta CA; maps available at the park and online
Local Maps

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Dec 2018