Saturday, January 4, 2004 Uvas Canyon County Park


Wimble Scale: Moderate, Length: 5.4 miles, Climb: 1000 feet, Time: 3 hours (red path in map)
Wimble Scale: Moderate, Length: 4 miles, Climb: 1300 feet, Time: 3 hours (blue path in map)

The Announcement

It's the start of the 2004 hiking season, and we begin with waterfall hikes. This week is Uvas Canyon, near Morgan Hill. This is a moderate hike, about 4 miles long, about 1000 feet of climb, taking about 3 hours or a bit less. There are several great falls along the way, just off from the creek, and a few stream crossings. The first part of the hike is a hike along the cascading creek, then we walk along the countour of the mountain, possibly visiting another fall later.

Sneakers would be a bad idea - bring hiking boots and water. The hike is all under cover except for a short section near the end.

Afterwards, plan on going to the Black Bear Inn in Gilroy for some of their blackberry-themed meals.

We leave hear at 9, and start the hike just before 10.

The Hike

The group started out together, then split into two groups. One group, shown in red on the map, continued to the far point of the trail and returned via the Contour Trail. The other group, shown in blue on the map, returned along the Waterfall Loop, climbed up Alec canyon and met again with the first group. The blue trail captures all the falls except Triple Falls, which only has much of a flow after heavy rains. The blue trail is shorter but has more climbing. The red trail is longer, with less climbing.

For the gallery of pictures from the hike, click HERE.

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This is the FOMFOK Hiking group located in the San Francisco Bay Area
We hike every weekend, with a mixture of easy, medium, and hard hikes.
We do waterfall hikes early in the year, wildflower hikes in the spring,
and work up the the challenge hike and party in the fall.
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