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Waterfall Loop Trail - Black Rock Falls Spur

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.1 mile 0.2 kilometer point to point
92% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 31' 10 m
Descent: -2' -1 m
High: 1,515' 462 m
Low: 1,486' 453 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 13% (8°)

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Trail shared by Joan Pendleton

A short spur trail leading to the very pretty Black Rock Falls.

Joan Pendleton

Features River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Open 8 a.m. to sunset.

Reservations required on the weekend due to limited parking and traffic on a one lane road. See the park website for up to date information on how to get a reservation.

Description

This short spur trail is located on the right at about the 0.5 mile mark of Waterfall Loop Road and Waterfall Loop Nature Trail. It is a wooded trail that initially makes a short climb and then levels out. Continuing on, one rounds a bend to see Black Rock Falls. Picking your way over the rocks, you can admire the falls from a closer vantage point.

Flora & Fauna

Lush dense woods and creekside vegetation.

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Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks

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Black Rock Falls is found on a side spur of Waterfall Loop Trail.
Apr 18, 2018 near Day Valley, CA
The Diablo Range in the far distance across Santa Clara Valley, comes into view beyond Santa Cruz Mountains as one climbs Knobcone Trail.
Apr 18, 2018 near Day Valley, CA
Uvas Canyon California Fuschia blooming along the trail to Black Rock Falls.
Apr 18, 2018 near Day Valley, CA

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