Upper Falls, California

Upper Falls in November 2010

Almost one year ago, I first mentioned my visit to Uvas Canyon County Park. You can check up on that in the post about Granuja Falls. I was a little bit disappointed by the park and its falls, though that could have been due to the time of year and the water levels. Portions of trails were closed. There wasn’t much water flowing, but oh well.

So it seems odd that Upper Falls was apparently the highlight of that visit. If you take a look at the photo, there isn’t a significant amount of water flowing. It was an enjoyable November day, though. I also remember looking at the falls from “afar”. In relative terms, you’re still pretty close to the falls, but they’ve put a fence in place that prevents you from getting closer. In some ways, I don’t mind, as I think we humans shouldn’t be allowed to climb over everything just because we want to. At the same time, it led to a more difficult time getting pictures. Again…oh well! In summary, maybe check the falls after a heavy rain. You might be more impressed then.

Directions:

  1. Well, all I really remember is typing in the crossing/intersection of Uvas Road and Croy Road on my GPS. It’s in the area of Tennant, at least my GPS accepted that as the city where those roads were found.
  2. After getting to that intersection with my helpful GPS, turn left onto Croy Road, and head down that road to the very end. You’ll pass through a private area, though you’ll be OK. At the very end, there is the self-pay area, and then the parking area.
  3. At the parking area, head out on the Waterfall Loop. Upper Falls is at the end of the loop, if I remember correctly.

Accessibility: 7/10 (easy/moderate)
Height: 10′
Length of Hike: 1 mile round-trip

Where in the World is Upper Falls?

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