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Castle Crags State Park, located six miles south of Dunsmuir on I-5, offers swimming and fishing in the Sacramento River, hiking in the back country, and a view of Mount Shasta. There are 76 developed campsites and six environmental campsites. The park features 28 miles of hiking trails, including a 2.7 mile access trail to Castle Crags Wilderness, part of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The Pacific Crest Trail also passes through the park. Castle Crags State Park is named for the 6,000-feet tall glacier-polished projecting rocks to which game hikers may climb for a great view of the area including Mount Shasta. Visitors should be aware of how high altitude may affect them.

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1 day ago

I was scared of bears

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12 days ago

on Castle Crags Trail

14 days ago

Views, easy to follow, options and a great workout

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18 days ago

Completed this hike last weekend. It was a great trail to hike with all the members of the family. It was easy and it offered plenty of shade.

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29 days ago

Strenuous! Amazing! Worth it! The closer you get to the top the harder the trail is to follow. But it all worked out! Loved it! Highly recommend it!

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2 months ago

We accessed castle Dome trail by driving to Castle Crags State Park. The ranger told us to drive all the way to the Vista Point and the trail is opposite the parking lot. From the vista point, you have to hike 2.8 miles to reach the dome. This is a better approach for us since the trail is challenging because of the elevation gain. You also have to hike rocky and exposed areas. The climb is definitely worth it since you get a great view of Mt Shasta and the dome at the top. On our way back, we went to the vista point which is about 0.25 miles from the parking lot. Don't miss it! Overall, it gives you a total of 6.1miles which is a good day hike.

Twice last year, and made it on top of the dome. It is a magical area.

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2 months ago

Great hike. Steep inclines all the way up. Amazing views at the top. Worth it.

on a 100 degree plus day or was a bit more than moderate, but it is also very fun and has amazing views