Uvas Canyon Letterbox
Uvas Canyon Letterbox

The Uvas Canyon County Park is located at:

8515 Croy Rd., Morgan Hill, CA 95037
You can reach the park office at (408) 779-9232

Uvas Canyon County Park is located at the end of Croy Road in Uvas Canyon.
From Highway 101, take Bernal Road west. Turn left on Santa Teresa Boulevard. Travel south three miles and turn right onto Bailey Avenue. Follow Bailey Road 2.3 miles to McKean Road. Turn left onto McKean Road (McKean Road becomes Uvas Road 2.2 miles south of Bailey Road). From Bailey Road travel 6 miles south on McKean/Uvas Road and turn right onto Croy Road. Continue 4.4 miles on Croy Road, through Sveadal, to reach the Park entrance. Sveadal is a private resort belonging to the Swedish American Patriotic League. Please respect their privacy and drive slowly as you pass through Sveadal.

There is a $4 per car fee to enter the park. Pay as you enter and park at the day use lot. There are Trail maps available at the park or at the URL below (PDF file).

Follow the road above the parking lot to the Alec Canyon Trail Head. This trail is steep in places but is well groomed and marked. There is a bench at each of two scenic overlooks and a picnic table at near your destination.

Take the Alec Canyon trail past the juction with the Contour trail. There is a scenic overlook at Manzanita Point. Continue to the turnoff for Triple falls. You should definitely take the side trip to Triple Falls either at this point or on the way back. Continue past this turnoff to the Old Logging Camp. The trail narrows and contiues a short distance beyond the picnic table. Follow the trail to the end. Just before the ent of the trail you will reach a point alognside the creek where twin redwoods on the other side of the creek are at 72 degrees magnetic and cluster of redwood are at 130 deg on the opposite bank.

From that point retrace 14 steps and look to the left. Just off the trail by a wild rose you will see a large mossy boulder. Tucked underneath the edge of the boulder, behind some smaller rocks is what you seek. please be careful when retrieving it as there might be snakes or another animal back there.

Please carefully re-hide the box.

Without any side trips, this is a 2.4 mile round trip. Allow at least 1.5 to 2 hours. In reality you will probably want to spend half a day wandering around this park to see all the waterfalls. This park is at its best during the wet season when the flow of water over the falls is at its greatest.

Uvas Canyon This is a Link to Santa Clara County Parks
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