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Frog Lake Loop
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

Awesome views. Lots of frogs

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Uvas Canyon County Park Waterfalls
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

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Uvas Canyon County Park Waterfalls
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28 Completed 23 Reviews

This was a great hike. We did the waterfall loop. Eventhough it was a short hike, it has a steep climb. One of the falls didn't have any water because of the drought but the rest of the falls had some. It was a good workout.

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Uvas Canyon County Park Waterfalls
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11 Completed 3 Reviews

I've only hiked as far as the Hot House Site and back to the trailhead. Haven't done the entire loop as far as hiking through the Canyon trail. If you want to hike a trail with waterfall along the way, this is it! There's even a small area along the way to the waterfalls where you can chill at a table and enjoy the quiet shaded area. I've even seen people relax there and study whatever educational materials they had with them. There is even an area where you can see a small trickle of what the sign said was natural spring water coming down from the Santa Cruz Mountains, which I thought was cool. The part of the trail I hiked does have an incline, so beware!

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Uvas Canyon County Park Waterfalls
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5 Completed 6 Reviews

The 6 miles length that this page refers to is not the length of the waterfall loop. The waterfall loop is only about 2 miles. There is another loop, Alec Canyon I think, which would get you up to the 6 miles length.

This loop is rated as moderate but I would actually rate it as strenuous. It's short, but there are several steep climbs that left me, a seasoned hiker, short of breath and needing a break. The waterfalls weren't much when we went in May of 2014, however I expect that's due to the drought and hope they'd be better next spring after we hopefully have a nice, rainy winter. Take the Alec Canyon trail to Triple Falls if you can muster it - the view from the side of the hill is incredible. We were good with 1.5 litres of water but drank it all (last sips were by the car in the parking lot).

Parking lot bathrooms are super clean and even have SOAP!!! (Rare in state parks, we've found)

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Uvas Canyon County Park Waterfalls
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I took 4 kids under 5 up to the falls. Bathrooms were super clean at the parking lot. It is tough to find trails for littles. Take the lower trail on the way up and the upper trail on the way back.

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Uvas Canyon County Park Waterfalls
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

I went here today from 11 am to about 2:30pm.

My 6 & 7 year old enjoyed the sounds of nature instantly, as soon as I turned the car off and opened the door. The fresh air, the peace, the sounds of earth great!

Very clean bathrooms by parking lot before your hike, so use it!!

Took the waterfall loop, it's a peaceful fun trail. Makes your body work a little. Kids enjoyed plenty of small waterfalls, and of course the main one. Make a day of it. Pack a lunch there's picnic tables and it's just beautiful. We ran into two couples, other then that it was echoes.

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Coyote Creek Trail
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10 Completed 8 Reviews

Flat paved tra at least for 1st quart mile. Lots of people! Nice break for me & dog while driving hi way 101

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Henry W. Coe State Park: Middle Ridge Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Coe ain't no joke.

My girlfriend decided she wanted to do this hike on her birthday, and I obliged, being an inexperienced hiker and not knowing what to expect. We entered from the Hunting Hollow entrance, and within the first 15 minutes we were climbing like mountain goats. The trail at this point was straight up-up-up with not a switchback in sight, and after cresting the sixth giant hill, each hill following it elicited laughter from us both. By that time it didn't really matter how many hills the trail threw at us; we'd gotten used to it.

However, it's the way down that can really get you. We elected to return on the Middle Steer Ridge trail, and the straight path down is so steep that it's nearly impossible not to start running downhill unable to stop until the ground flattens out a bit. I felt like a runaway train a few times and thanked my lucky stars that I neither slipped nor rolled an ankle in the process. All told, I'd do it again, but not if it had rained recently (like it had).

The views at the heights are spacious and open with more foresty hiking magic at the lower altitudes. Not for beginners, but excellent for quad strengthening.

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Uvas Canyon County Park Waterfalls
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Fun short hike with lots of waterfalls. Fun for the kids with a nice campground near by. Best after it rains.

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