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Los Gatos, CA

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Coyote Creek Trail
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4 Completed 3 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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Uvas Canyon County Park Waterfalls
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17 Completed 5 Reviews

With very little effort you can see many waterfalls at this park. It can get pretty crowded, but it's a great place for a short hike.

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Uvas Canyon County Park Waterfalls
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Great Trail, waterfalls were ok- doesn't help we're in a drought.

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Uvas Canyon County Park Waterfalls
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4 Completed 5 Reviews

Did this hike today. Not sure what trail we went on but it was steep. Took about 30 min up and 30 min down. Was great but very steep. My son, niece and I were the only ones hiking at 9am. As we left the park about 4 others showed up. The park is beautiful!

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Uvas Canyon County Park Waterfalls
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

We hiked the waterfall loop and Contour trail. These both are great for entry level hikers. In total the two trails were about 3 miles. The views are beautiful and worth the long trip to get here.

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Kelly Lake Loop
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8 Completed 2 Reviews

This was a tough but a very scenic bike ride. Rode into Kelly Lake through Coyote entrance. Then rode out the backside of Coyote Lake. Looped around Wagon Rd. up trhough Serpentine Trail and down through Middle Steer Ridge on the switchbacks. A real butt kicker. Take plenty of water and be prepared to push ur bike up the long steep hills.

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Uvas Canyon County Park Waterfalls
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Park opens 8am till sunset. Trails open sunrise to sunset.

Parking $6. It is possible to pay by credit card or cash using the automated machine at the entrance. The machine said that it was out of change, so credit card or exact amount would probably be best.

You will drive on an easement through the Sveadal private resort(Sweedish American Patriotic League) to get to Uvas Canyon. It is a single lane road with small pull off when there is oncoming traffic. Don’t fall for the hurt Sweede in the middle of the road trick. I got out to help and they kidnapped me. Luckily I escaped and was able to get my hike in(The preceding lines about the hurt Sweede was a joke).

Arrived at 3pm on Labor Day. Parking lot was about 60-70% full.

The hiking and area is quite nice. There are a number of trails and short spurs off the trails. The scenery was beautiful. There were no mechanical noises or anything other than nature. Water level was very low. It has been 3-4 months without rain in the area. No water at the Triple Falls or Basin Falls. There was some water at the Upper Falls.

Waterfall Trail – the main trail to see the falls. It actually splits into 2 trails very early on. One will be a single file trails that goes along the stream. The other is a very wide dirt road(big enough for a car). They are very close to each other. 85-90+% shaded.

Contour Trail –Really nice single file trail. 95+% shaded.

Alec Canyon – an out and back trail about 4-8 feet wide. 80+% shaded.

Knibbs Knob – didn’t hike this one.

The overview needs to be updated (I will see if the site lets me update it). The total distance of the trails at Uvas Canyon would be about 10 miles covering all of them. There is no single trail or loop that will get 10 miles.
-Doing the Waterfall Loop Trail and the Contour Trail will be about 3 miles.
-If you also do the Alec Canyon Trail out and back it is another 2 miles with the spur trail.
-The Knobcone adds 1 mile
-Then the separate out and back Knibbs Knob Trail is ~4.4 miles out and back with the spur trail.

The flying bugs were very annoying. Sure, the attention is flattering at first, but the neediness of the bugs gets very tiring quickly. It may have been because it was in the afternoon and they were out in force. Maybe in the morning it would not be so bad. I used bug spray every 30-45 minutes or so to keep them away. I sprayed my hat and arms and clothes.

It would be great if the Knibbs Knob trail was connected with the Waterfall Loop and/or The Contour Trail. That would be quite nice as then it would be a loop. It would also be nice to connect them to the end of the Alec Canyon Trail.

More information here - Santa Clara County guide to their parks:
http://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/Maps%20Here/Pages/Uvas-Canyon-County-Park.aspx

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Uvas Canyon County Park Waterfalls
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Overall it is a very good trail: waterfalls are nice, shadow almost everywhere. I was really surprised by number of ladybugs you can see here. At some spots they are really annoying (thousands of them) :)

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