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Uvas Canyon County Park, Morgan Hill

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web
Uvas Canyon County Park is part of the Santa Clara County Parks System. This 1,133-acre natural park is located in upper Uvas Canyon on the eastern side of the Santa Cruz Mountains, west of Morgan Hill, California. The park has several small waterfalls, some of which flow perennially. It is relatively close to San Jose and Silicon Valley. It facilitates picnics, hiking and overnight camping. It is one of the few parks in the area that allows dogs in the campgrounds.Access to Uvas Canyon County Park is via Croy Road, a two-lane paved secondary road off Uvas Road with no outlet that narrows to a single lane within the small private community of Sveadal, just before the park entrance.
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  • My husband and I were there today morning and it was really very nice. The trail is pleasant and a bit in the Schwitzen.Es all is well signposted and we have enjoyed the fresh air and the shadow.
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  • Beautiful trails and waterfalls. Great places to stop and picnic. Nice campgrounds with showers. Make reservations, the park fills up since it is so amazing. 
  • We had a great time...shaded by the trees, many trails, creeks and waterfalls. Awesome. It heta busy, but definitely worth it 
  • I parked on summit rd and hiked down knibbs knob trail down to the park. It was a brutal hike, crazy steep. Only do that trail if you want some pain. The swarm of gnats and biting flys keep you going. The waterfalls are ok. The terrain is dry so its dusty and not very lush. In case you were wondering there is access on the santa cruz side off of summit rd. I would not recommend this hike though unless you really want a workout.
  • I absolutely love this park. The waterfalls are great to hear and see as you walk through the area. The area is clean and parking is fairly ample. The only downside is paying for parking but its a small price to pay for enjoy the beauty of this park.
  • Although it was hot and the middle of summer when I went here, the stream and waterfall were still running which was awesome. I am a hiking enthusiast, the hikes in the park are moderate, nothing that's going to wear you completely out but still, pretty good. I look forward to returning after it has rained in the spring
  • There is a parking fee of six bucks. Try to come early b.c they do close off the park entrance once the lot is filled up. When we left the park at 10am that was when it was closed off. The hike was sooooo nice and easy. A lot of streams and the last waterfall was beautiful
  • Really nice park and dog friendly which is great. Not as much hiking as I would have liked, but the creek was really cool all along the trails. Despite all this, the staff was not responsive whatsoever and kicked us out of your campsite before we could renew it for another night. They gave us little explanation and we're rude. Probably not coming here again due to this incident. They do not know how to handle huge crowds of people. The reservation handling should be redone in a way so that people are not kicked out like we were. Or at least have someone actually answer the phone when it rings.
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