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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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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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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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