GeologyCafe.com

Uvas Canyon County Park

(San Francisco Bay Region 3D image tour)

Click on a small image to open a larger 3D image.
UvasCanyon
UvasCanyon1.jpg

This large sandstone boulder originally came from much higher on Summit Ridge. Mass wasting moved it downslope to its current location in the Black Oak picnic area in Uvas Canyon County Park.

UvasCanyon UvasCanyon2.jpg

This old washed-out dam is in Swanson Creek along the Waterfall Loop Trail.
UvasCanyon UvasCanyon3.jpg

Large boulders fill the drainage of Swanson Creek in Uvas Canyon Park.
UvasCanyon UvasCanyon4.jpg

Lower Falls along Swanson Creek.
UvasCanyon
UvasCanyon5.jpg

Upper Falls along Swanson Creek.
UvasCanyon UvasCanyon6.jpg

Basin Falls is along a small tributary of Swanson Creek near Upper Falls.
UvasCanyon UvasCanyon7.jpg

Looking down Uvas Canyon from the Knobcone Trail provides a view of part of a residential area that was severely damaged during the Croy Fire of 2002. The fire burned 3,127 acres and destroyed 34 residential structures and damaged others. Twin Peaks ridge near Uvas Reservoir is beyond the burned area. The Diablo Range in the vicinity of Mt. Hamilton is in the distance.
UvasCanyon UvasCanyon8.jpg

Looking east from the Knobcone Trail toward part of the burned area from the 2002 Croy Fire. Twin Peaks ridge between Morgan Hill and Uvas Reservoir is in the middle of the image. Mt. Hamilton in the Diablo Range is in the center of the horizon.
UvasCanyon UvasCanyon9.jpg

A young western diamondback rattlesnake warms itself in the Fall morning sun along the Knobcone Trail.
UvasCanyon UvasCanyon10.jpg

A young western diamondback rattlesnake.
UvasCanyon UvasCanyon11.jpg

Moss-covered dead tree along Swanson Creek.
UvasCanyon UvasCanyon12.jpg

Bay laurel trees along the Waterfall Loop fire access road.
UvasCanyon UvasCanyon13.jpg

Forest canopy in Uvas Canyon.
UvasCanyon UvasCanyon14.jpg

Quaternary colluvium deposits are exposed along the Waterfall Loop fire access road. The deposit consist mostly of sandstone and conglomerate block derived from high on Summit Ridge.
UvasCanyon
UvasCanyon15.jpg

This small landslide along the Waterfall Loop fire access road came down after heavy rains in November 2003.
UvasCanyon UvasCanyon16.jpg

Granuja Falls along lower Swanson Creek.
UvasCanyon UvasCanyon17.jpg

Granuja Falls along lower Swanson Creek.
Return to Main Page
The URL of this website is: http://geologycafe.com/gonp/3Dbayarea/UvasCanyon.htm>

Last modified 11/24/2003