Hikers. No dogs or horses allowed.
Subjective Trail Rating for Beauty and Difficulty:
This park should be visited when the creeks are running full. By summer some of the falls dry up which could disappoint the visitor. Having said that, if you visit during late winter or early spring, this is one of the most beautiful areas in the south bay area to behold. Taking the complete loop will require some effort so that it should be considered a moderate hike. If taken when the streams are high, the rewards will far exceed the effort required to be expended by the hiker.
No permits are required. A use fee is charged by the park services..
From San Jose, take US 101 south to the Burnal exit. Make an immediate right to hook up with Monterey highway. Turn left (south) onto Monterey highway and drive to Bailey Avenue. Turn right and continue to McKean Road. Turn left onto McKean Road, which turns into Uvas Road. Follow Uvas Road to Croy Road. Turn right and continue to the park entrance.
For a free map, contact the County of Santa Clara Parks and Recreation Department. To obtain a USGS topographic map of the area, ask for Mt. Madonna.
Who to contact:
County of Santa Clara Parks and Recreation Department 298 Garden Hill Drive Los Gatos, CA 95030. (Tel) 408-358-3741. Uvas Canyon County Park is at 8515 Croy Road, Morgan Hill, CA 95037; (408) 779-9232
Werner Hager at email@example.com
Last updated June 23, 1997.
Copyright 1996 by Werner W. Hager and Micromoms. All rights reserved.