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Uvas Creek Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.3 mile 0.4 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -111' -34 m
High: 1,100' 335 m
Low: 989' 302 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

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Trail shared by Joan Pendleton

A short, creekside trail from the campground to Lower Falls waterfall.

Joan Pendleton

Features River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildlife

Open 8 a.m. to sunset.

Reservations are required on the weekend due to limited parking and traffic on a one lane road. See the park website for up to date information on how to get a reservation. sccgov.org/sites/parks/park…

Description

Uvas Creek Trail is found by following the road to the campground, straight through the campground, then veering left as the road veers left and goes to the campground's restrooms. With the restrooms on the left, go through the open area to the right, across the road from the restrooms, to find the Uvas Creek Trail trailhead.

Uvas Creek Trail descends through the woods to reach Uvas Creek almost immediately. Here the trail veers right (east) to follow Uvas Creek downstream. The trail runs next to the creek along its wooded creek banks. After 0.3 miles, Swanson Creek is reached where it empties into Uvas Creek. Slightly upstream (to the right/south) Swanson Creek cascades over Lower Falls. The falls are most impressive in the winter and spring, especially after heavy rains.

Flora & Fauna

Dense creekside woods, ferns, and other low vegetation. Deer.

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Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks

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Oct 23, 2018
Joan Pendleton

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Uvas Creek runs next to Uvas Creek Trail.
Oct 24, 2018 near Day Valley, CA
Lower Falls along Swanson Creek just before it empties into Uvas Creek, as seen from the end of Swanson Creek Trail.
Apr 18, 2018 near Day Valley, CA

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