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Uvas Canyon County Park, Morgan Hill

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Uvas Canyon County Park is a 1,147acre natural park located in upper Uvas Canyon on the eastern side of the Santa Cruz Mountains, west of Morgan Hill, California. The park has several small waterfalls, some of which flow perennially, that feed into tributaries confluent with Uvas Creek. The park is part of the Santa Clara County Parks System, and facilitates picnics, hiking and overnight camping. It is one of the few parks in the area that allows dogs in the campgrounds.
Access to Uvas Canyon County Park is via Croy Road, a two-lane paved secondary road off Uvas Road with no outlet that narrows to a single lane within the small private community of Sveadal, just before the park entrance.
In 2017, heavy rains damaged parts of Croy Road as well as much of the park's trail system. The park is currently closed for repairs.
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  • WE cam upon this park by accident after we had an unhappy experience in the Delta area. WE took a chance and we were not disappointed by the setting and location and quietness of this park.. It is... 
    WE cam upon this park by accident after we had an unhappy experience in the Delta area. WE took a chance and we were not disappointed by the setting and location and quietness of this park.. It is...  more »
  • We went to Uvas County Park. This is a large park in the Morgan Hill area. There is a lake area. Many were out fishing. We loved watching this one person catching a large fish. We also went to... 
    We went to Uvas County Park. This is a large park in the Morgan Hill area. There is a lake area. Many were out fishing. We loved watching this one person catching a large fish. We also went to...  more »
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  • Good place for a short hike. If you do the full loop it is around 5 miles and change. To the first waterfall it is around 1 mile - good spot to turn around if you have kids. You can continue upwards- the rest of the hike is about a 4 mile loop. It is not particularly hard, about a total of a 1000 ft climb. The crowds thin out after you go past the first waterfall.
  • It's a great local falls scene within 30 miles distance from downtown the city of San Jose. I visited right after the overnight shower. Everything there seems so clean and fresh. You will see the beautiful falls there by following the trail. However, this special county park is required to reserve in advance. You won't allow to enter without the reservation. Prior to enter the park, you will drive through a private property in unfriendly road conditions. Buy, it still worth a shot to visit.

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