Uvas Canyon County Park, Morgan Hill

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Uvas Canyon County Park is a 1,147acre natural park 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, that feed into tributaries confluent with Uvas Creek. The park is part of the Santa Clara County Parks System, and 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.HistoryIn 2017, heavy rains damaged parts of Croy Road as well as much of the park's trail system. The park is currently closed for repairs.
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  • This is a great hiking spot for families. There is a small creek for kids to play in, and several bridges to cross on the hike which my kids loved. We also like to go to Uvas for a campfire. You can p...  more »
  • This is a nice park for hiking with cover. Plenty of lush green foliage and nice hiking paths from easy to moderate. Being inside the tree canopy mostly, the air is cool and nice during the hike. Ther...  more »
  • This is one of the prettiest, lushest and coolest spots around Morgan Hill. On a hot day. go out and enjoy a hike in the shade, have a picnic and listen to the waterfalls and creeks. Great place to ca...  more »
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  • Great waterfalls! It's wonderful to have this park open again.
  • Great place to hike. They have great vuews which make the hike very worth it.
  • Since it has been raining, the waterfall and streams sound wonderful. The lush greenery provides an abundance of shade along the Waterfall and Contour Trails. The only downside to this place is the narrow road that leads to the parking. It is within reason that is small so I'm not expecting someone to cut down trees or move houses to make it more convenient. Parking cost $6. I tried using both a credit and debit card but ultimately, the machine preferred to take my cash. Also, make sure to following the instructions on the screen. Tip: The vehicle driving into the park should yield to allow the opposing vehicle to leave; there is a slight shoulder on the right side of the narrow road while the opposing has a line of trees. Just drive slowly and carefully.
  • the best, very - little known gem of Morgan Hill!
  • Amazing place to travel with family.
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