Join Ken and Dee Himes on a 3.5-4 mile hike in this mostly shady woodland of mixed evergreens including redwoods, madrones, sycamores, alders and big leaf maples. There are also isolated populations of Oregon grape (Berberis nervosa) here, which is more commonly found north of the Golden Gate. We also expect to see such plants as canyon liveforever (Dudleya cymosa) and inside-out-flower (Vancouveria planipetala), to name a few.
Pre-paid parking alert: There is a $6 fee per car and you must make your own pre-paid parking reservation as soon as possible due to high traffic volume for viewing waterfalls. Go to gooutsideandplay.org/reservations/ product.asp to make your own reservation.
We’ll meet in the parking lot at 10am sharp. The hike will be moderate in intensity, with an elevation gain of about 700 feet. We will walk at a fairly leisurely pace, stopping for lunch about halfway. Be sure to wear good hiking shoes, dress in layers; a walking stick could be useful. Bring snack or lunch and plenty of water. Heavy rain cancels. For more info. contact Ken at (650) 591-8560.
Directions: From Hwy. 101, take the Bailey Ave. exit to head southwest on Bailey 3.2 mi. to McKean Rd. Turn left onto McKean. (McKean becomes Uvas Rd. 2.2 mi. south of Bailey.) From Bailey travel 6 mi. south on McKean / Uvas Rd. and turn right onto Croy Rd. Continue 4.4 mi. on Croy, through Sveadal (a private resort), to reach the Park entrance. For more info. visit the park website sccgov.org/sites/parks/ parkfinder/Pages/UvasCanyon.aspx.