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Uvas Canyon County Park Waterfalls

Morgan Hill, CA

Uvas Canyon County Park Waterfalls is a 6 mile loop trail located near Morgan Hill, California and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

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Henry W. Coe State Park: Middle Ridge Trail
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35 Completed 18 Reviews

Hiked about 9 miles in Coe Park yesterday with 4 friends. Started at park HQ and took Monument Trail to Hobbs Rd to Middle Ridge Trail to Fish Trail then added on about 3 miles by looping south around Forest Trail then north via Springs Trail to Corral Trail and back to HQ. Though the skies were heavy to start with, the storm had passed, and we avoided having to put on rain gear. By 2pm the skies were clear and we had sun and a cool breeze, perfect for hiking. Encountered backpacking groups -- pairs of friends, school groups and scouts. The trails took us through a varied landscape from shad,y wooded creeksides to sunny, windswept hillsides studded by iconic stand-alone California oaks.

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Uvas Canyon County Park Waterfalls
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

great place for kids age 5 and up to start hiking. My 5 year old son had a blast and the trails are fun and interesting enough to keep him motivated to finish.

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Henry W. Coe State Park: Middle Ridge Trail
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22 Completed 2 Reviews

Stopped to enjoy the bullfrogs and catfish at Frog Lake.

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Uvas Canyon County Park Waterfalls
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Uvas Canyon County Park Waterfalls
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20 Completed 15 Reviews

I strongly recommend going along the creek on the left before climbing the steep hill. Feb is a good time to go water falls are gushing out more. $6. parking fee/ bathrooms.

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Uvas Canyon County Park Waterfalls
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12 Completed 6 Reviews

Beautiful hike, a lot of uphill climbing on the first part of the hike. Trails are marked well and loved the waterfall.

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Uvas Canyon County Park Waterfalls
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

Beautiful hike! I'd recommend going when it has recently rained so there is more water. There was barely any water when I hiked (because of the drought!) but it would be gorgeous with more water. Very peaceful and shady. Kid friendly.

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El Toro Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Officially, this trail is on private property and is only open to the public once a year through the City of Morgan Hill. The last couple years it has not been opened. The last section of this trail is a very extreme incline and during the open day there is a rope to haul yourself up on and the Boy Scouts have done trail maintenance to prepare it. The views from the top extend out 360 degrees back into Paradise Valley, across Chesbro Reservoir and all of the Morgan Hill area and beyond. Do be careful of loose dirt and an overabundance of poison oak along trail edges.

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Frog Lake Loop
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Just moved from DC so Henry Coe trails were only second ones hiked in the area. Frog Lake Loop was the first of three trails we hiked over MLK weekend. There was a gradual accent on Monument Trail as described but not too bad. Beautiful views at the apex. Ironically, I found the short but steep descent into canyon to Frog Lake where the trail merges onto a service road more challenging part of the weekend due to the loose gravel. Not overly steep but actually lost my footing on the loose rock a couple of times, so was comic relief for anyone within viewing range. Granted, picking rocks out of your hands from time to time is just part of hiking. However, a little easier on the ego doing it from some back-woods unimproved trail than strolling down a freakin “improved” gravel road. Though not quite as remote as I'd hoped, the trail itself was nice overall. Next time I'll hike the loop counter-clockwise to ascend that road and hopefully reclaim my pride.

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Uvas Canyon County Park Waterfalls
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

Excellent hike. We took Alec canyon spur to triple falls then looped from contour trail to waterfall loop. 4.9mi and great ups and downs with some nice waterfalls to boot!

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