Nibbs Knob, Waterfall Loop, Contour Trail and Triple Falls

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Uvas Canyon County Park

Nibbs Knob, Waterfall Loop, Contour Trail and Triple Falls is a 8.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Morgan Hill, California that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length8.3 miElevation gain2,490 ftRoute typeLoop
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NOTE: Reservations are required for day use until further notice. All day use not just vehicles require a reservation. Please go to www.gooutsideandplay.org​ or call 408-355-2201 to make your reservation.​ This route follows beautiful forested paths through Uvas Canyon County Park. The first point of interest is Nibbs Knob, where you will have incredible views rewarding the only climb on this route. After descending, you will wind through the Waterfall and Contour Trails to a beautiful bench with a view and finally Triple Falls. This area is remote, yet very accessible, making it feel as if you are somewhere far away.

The road to Uvas Canyon leads through the small resort of Sveadal -- be very careful here, as you may have to yield to oncoming traffic, while watching for resort visitors. Uvas Canyon can be quite cold first thing in the morning: you'll want some insulation at first, but the hike will warm you up quickly, so you'll be peeling off layers in short order. Watch for poison oak on narrow sections of trail. What to bring: Water/snacks Layers Camera (and tripod if you have one) Trail map from sign board in parking lot

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Yucheng Fann
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Beautiful trails with numerous waterfalls along the way. Need parking permit both weekdays and weekends.

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Laura Wilson
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Scott Wilson
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Tabitha Tetreault
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No one on the trail on a Thursday afternoon. Knibs Knob is straight up with amazing views along the way.

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John La
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Asha Jyothi Bora
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Shall water falls and trails are easily accessible

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D .
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Waterfall loop is moderate but Nibbs Knobs is graded appropriately at hard. You need to pay for parking online, and has to be for a specific time. This also has to be printed and put on your dash. Trails are very well maintained with great views. A lot of peaks and dead ends. Saw lots of deer, and signs for rattle snakes.

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Vilas Madapurmath
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Genevie Castro
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Aaron Zhang
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great view. knobs one is kinda hard but it's worthy. water falls are pretty smaller than what I thought.

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d illest
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Nice asskicker. Will do again, when it’s not so hot!

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Sara Valiferdowsi
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Great trail! Shaded and plenty of incline in either direction. Make sure to checkout the marked vista points - it’s worth it!

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kayshee shree
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This is my second visit to this trail and i love it . Creek is little dry but it’s lovely. On weekdays there is no fees but you have to make a reservation and bring printed receipt .

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Yash Desai
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Mahudiel Ramirez
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short hike, some trails are a bit steepy, there was not much water in the creek and falls however I'll call it a fun experience, it is a great choice if you want to do half day hikes.

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jonathan chavez
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good workout & very scenic

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Nithin Valentine
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This is a really good hiking trail. Lots of shade almost throughout the trail. Never felt the sun when we started at around 8.30 am. Knibbs knob has a great elevation and tests your hamstrings. It has great view of the clouds underneath you in the horizon. Was lucky to spot a deer. Waterfall loop has the pleasant sound of stream running on your sides. Finished within 4 hrs

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Katrina Tran
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Pros: -Free parking on weekdays. -Barely anyone here if you arrive by opening time (8am). I arrived at 820 and there were only two cars in the parking lot. -Pet friendly. -Nibbs Knobb is a killer workout if you even attempt and/or successfully complete the trail. I love a good incline and think it's even tougher than the steep slope in Berkely. Bless those hamstrings and bravery you got for either trying or making it all the way to the end! ;-) Cons: -Once you're at your last five minutes driving into the park, the road is quite bumpy and is single car only. Love to take photography? Get here by opening hours for peace and quiet as many others and families will start coming in by 10a and after.

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Amanda Lee
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Fantastic and beautiful! Easy walk to many waterfalls about 1.5 miles RT then steep climb up to Knibbs Knob Peak 4 miles RT (all up hill). Feels like you're transported from the busy city only about 45 minutes from San Jose. Not crowded! Parking reservations req on weekends only. Great place to camp and picnic too.

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Kevin Wu
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Mayra kadesh
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Very nice trail, family trail

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Kelly Cavolo
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Lewis Thompson
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In late October. Very minimal water so expectedly less exciting. Nice trail but with the exception of the middle section it is all fairly wide gravel fire roads.

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Kellie Christensen
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Great trail to take the littles. not much water this time of year.

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Mary Johnson
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Very pretty trail along creeksides, there was water even though it was end of summer. Mostly shady. There were a lot of screaming kids but maybe that was bad luck.

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Jeffrey Ju
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Most of the water falls disappear in Oct. Maybe the Spring will be better.

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Jane Yu
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Most parts of the trail are in shade and near the creek so it’s very pleasant to hike, except the peak of nibbs knob. We were there right at noon and decided it’s way too hot and steep to top that hill. This entire trail is like a depth first search of the entire park. It will cover all parts of this mountain

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Yijie Zhao
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A lot of good views and shades.

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JT Huang
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