Uvas Creek Trail

Uvas Canyon County Park, California

Distance0.2mi
Elevation Gain148ft
Trailhead Elevation1,111ft
Top1,111ft
Elevation Min/Max976/1111ft
Elevation Start/End1111/1111ft
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."

"Hike along laurel and oak canyons to a creek with winter waterfalls"

"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."

"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."

"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."

Uvas Creek Trail Reviews

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5/23/2009
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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Jun 2018