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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.

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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25 days 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.

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

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

The official trail ends at a creek with no view of the falls. But you will see a rusted pipe, which is where the "unofficial" trail begins. It's a well worn path, a bit more of a scramble than the rest of the hike but not too bad. About a half mile in you'll be able to get a view of the falls... However when we went in early July there was almost no water visibly flowing which was a big let down. But we did find a small clear pool of water along the way to take a very chilly dip in, which was quite fun and made the hike much more worthwhile. On another positive note, we saw less than 10 people the entire hike.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

One of the most beautiful hikes I've done. If you are looking for a challenge this is a must do. Bring lots of water and snacks, especially if you have kids. We did Bob's Hat Trail.

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1 month ago

Important note: there is no parking lot for this hike. You'll park on the side of the road. We were warned by a ranger that car break-ins have occurred and there was indeed broken window glass on the ground.

If you drive one exit south to the park entrance you can pick up the castle crags hike which duplicates a majority of this hike and does not leave out any of the fantastic scenery. I highly recommend that hike.

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1 month ago

Not well maintained or much to see. we will not be back

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1 month ago