Uvas Canyon Waterfalls

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Uvas Canyon Waterfalls is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Morgan Hill, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.0 miles
1000 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


Please note: You must have a reservation to access the park on the weekends. Parking is $6. It is possible to pay by credit card or cash using the automated machine at the entrance.

10 days ago

Went at 11am on a Friday. No issue with Parking and no reservation. Easy 4 mile loop.

22 days ago

Drove up sunday, and A RESERVATION IS REQUIRED FOR HIKING, the reservation has to be made at least the night before. NO SAME DAY RESERVATIONS. Long drive, to have to turn around and drive out. Very disapointing.

23 days ago

haven't done this hike, but a RESERVATION is required to HIKE on the weekend. way too many other options in the Bay Area.

the good news is that the road is open again

1 month ago

Great hike for kids-- it's reopened and very easy to call and pay for $6 permit-- we had to print it out. We went up and made it a harder loop and came down the waterfall trail, well worth the extra work.

1 month ago

Their policy has changed - you must have a reservation on the weekends even to hike! It's a one lane road in and out and they turned cars away at the park making for really bad traffic jams. And the ranger told us you can't park outside Sveadal and walk through there, either. So a long drive for nothing.

4 months ago

So beautiful and serene, and such a great, well-maintained/informational hike. At the campground and trailhead you can pick up a map and a guided nature hike flier with information about the different plants and wildlife in the canyon. The Waterfall Loop is a lush hike through a coastal redwood riparian environment. You’ll feel like you’re in Big Sur right here in Watsonville. Also, this is the absolute best time to go (I’m writing this in January 2018), as it is technically closed, and you will have it all to yourself. Closure is only due to the road being washed out. Access via the Knibb’s Knob trailhead at the back of the park off Summit Rd (see Maymens Flat and Knibb’s Knob Trail page). You don’t necessarily need 4WD, but it is certainly helpful. Not for children until Croy Rd is open again around April 2018.

9 months ago

for updates on the reopening https://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/parkfinder/pages/uvascanyon.aspx. I'm really going to miss it this year.

9 months ago

Park is closed. Roads washed out.

11 months ago

The park is close!!!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Croy road is closed! Drove all the way there and can't get in. Called when I got home, and found out road could be closed for a year. Ugh.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Great hike for beginners, water is now beautifully flowing throughout the park, allows dogs, picnic tables around, & bathrooms next to the parking lot. Only downside is their new policy about visiting; reservations are now required to visit the park due to high volume of visitors. You have to make reservations on their online website. They won't let you in without a reservation.

photos of the park can be seen on my blog: www.momentswithkc.com

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Very beautiful trek. Good for beginners. It's a well maintained one.

Monday, January 16, 2017

It's an amazing hike!!! easy for first timers. you will fall in love with this hike

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Awesome trail! Great views of waterfalls!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Nice and shady. Beautiful, easy hike with kids (ages 5 and 12). The signage isn't the best so take a map.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

beautiful hike along the creek... lots of waterfalls. We hiked to the hothouse and back.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Great hike on a rainy day when you don't want to trek far but want to see something. The waterfalls and not large but are pretty. Stick to the trail near the river the road isn't all that interesting. We also went up the knobcone trail but didn't find it worth the effort. Not really any vistas up there and a very steep climb. Keep it simple and enjoy all the waterfalls.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Early September and yet the spring fed creek is enough for most of the waterfalls along this trail to be active. A shady trail, dusty yes, but the sound of running water in the creek made for a very serene hike. Not crowded, easy parking in day lot. Next time we will explore the longer trails...

Discovered Alltrails.com today! A great resource!

Monday, September 05, 2016

Nice hike, well shaded and not many people if you start early. will have to come back when the water levels are higher

Monday, August 22, 2016

good trail for the area...small waterfall and short trail however I didn't hike farther out because the provided maps didn't show that much info

trail running
Saturday, August 20, 2016


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

great fun

Thursday, June 30, 2016


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Super easy. Family friendly with beautiful scenic waterfalls.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Easy hike. Beautiful Falls!

Monday, June 06, 2016

Great trails. Shaded most of the way and dog friendly. I would recommend this anyone who's looking for a scenic dog friendly hike.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Awesome! Shaded. Water falls. Perfect for family with young kids.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

This was a great trail. Of you like waterfalls this is the place to go!

Sunday, May 29, 2016


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