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Best bird watching trails in Castle Rock State Park, California

384 Reviews
Explore the most popular bird watching trails in Castle Rock State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of bird watching trails in Castle Rock State Park, California
Park information
Acreage:
5,242 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - dusk
Tuesday
8:00 am - dusk
Wednesday
8:00 am - dusk
Thursday
8:00 am - dusk
Friday
8:00 am - dusk
Saturday
8:00 am - dusk
Sunday
8:00 am - dusk
Contact
408-868-9540
Helpful links
Top trails (5)
#1 - Big Basin and Castle Rock Loop
Castle Rock State Park
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 3 h 39 m
#2 - Saratoga Gap to Castle Rock Falls Overlook and Castle Rock Trail
Castle Rock State Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
#3 - Castle Rock, Goat Rock, and Indian Rock Loop
Castle Rock State Park
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
Please note that Summit Rock is closed Feb. 1 to Aug. 31, 2020. No access is allowed.​ This includes all boulder/climbing areas as well. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. https://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/parkfinder/Pages/Sanborn.aspxShow more
#4 - Indian Rock Ranch Skyline Trail Loop
Castle Rock State Park
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 4 h 48 m
#5 - Skyline Trail, Loughry Woods Trail, Travertine Springs, and Saratoga Toll Road
Castle Rock State Park
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 5 h 1 m