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Uvas Canyon Waterfall Fieldtrip

March 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join the Nature Journal Club on a hike up Swanson Creek near Morgan Hill to a wonderful series of waterfalls in a lush wooded canyon. We will make sketches and field notes of our discoveries in the forest as we go, learing how to make an “event map” that records the moments of the day in a delightful geographic context.


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 3 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.

What to Bring

  • Wear clothes and shoes that are appropriate for the season.
  • Lunch will be a potluck buffet on the trail so bring something yummy and portable to share.
  • Water, bowl and spoon.
  • Your nature journaling/sketching kit
  • Binoculars, hand lens, or your other favorite nature study tools.

Rain Plan

If rain is possible, check this website in the morning before leaving to see if there is an alternate location for the field trip. Learn moreabout the Nature Journal Club and its free hikes and activities.

$20 suggested donation.


March 26
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Nature Journal Club
(415) 310-7592


Uvas Canyon County Park
8515 Croy Road
Morgan Hill, CA 95037 United States
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(408) 779-9232

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