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Uvas Canyon County Park, Morgan Hill

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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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TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
  • With all the the rain this year the waterfalls are beautiful. Kinda hard to get to but work it. Love taking the kids hiking here.  more »
  • A great local park with natural water falls during the 'water' season. I'm disappointment that they now charge to park/visit. Parks should be available to the public and covered by our property taxes....  more »
Google
  • Such a beautiful, lush park! Love going there to hike the waterfall trail. It's so unfortunate that the recent storm damaged it and we won't have access to it. Hope it opens soon!!
  • 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.
  • Please note the park is currently closed due to storm damage without any planned reopening date. Very, very disapointing, since the park was wonderful. Wish they provided more details about the damage on the park's website.
  • A very nice place to hike, you can go easy with the waterfall trail which is about 1 1/2 miles. If you are in the mood for a light workout, continue onto Contour trail for a 4 mile hike which will loop back to the parking lot. Trails are mostly shaded and lots of waterfalls along the way.
  • I took various trails there and I can say it's gorgeous (and quiet) no matter which one you take. The only thing that I didn't liked is the road to the place which is too narrow and two cars cannot be at the same time, so one should yeild to another. But it's fine overall except that.