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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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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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Uvas Canyon County Park Waterfalls
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

Love the sound of the water as we walked along the river. Some views were breathe taking (picture perfect). Sat along were the creek and river met. Stress free.

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Uvas Canyon County Park Waterfalls
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

Did this hike in late December with the family including my parents who are in their 50's and a couple of 9 year-olds. There is a $6 fee to park, takes cash or credit (37.084636, -121.792467). It was very cool, but not too cold to effect our enjoyment of the hike. We took the Alec Canyon trail to triples falls first, then back tracked to the Contour Trail to the water fall loop. Very scenic hike with nice restrooms too! I recommend this hike for anyone in the Morgan Hill area looking for a fun, safe, and scenic hike that is family and pet friendly.

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Henry W. Coe State Park: Middle Ridge Trail
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30 Completed 25 Reviews

This was an easy hike for me since it was 6.3 miles out and back. the scenery of beautiful yellow colors in the leaves of the trees are awesome. it was raining then stopped so more fresh air.

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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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30 Completed 25 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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