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Best trails in Castle Rock State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Castle Rock State Park, California? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in Castle Rock State Park ranging from 3.7 to 12.4 miles and from 793 to 3,179 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Within a short drive from Santa Cruz, San Jose, and San Francisco, miles of hiking trails, and coastal redwoods as far as you can see... What more could you ask for? Castle Rock State Park is a great place for a hike or some rock climbing. There are picnic areas and restrooms onsite.
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Map of trails in Castle Rock State Park
Park information
Acreage
5242 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
Mailing address
Castle Rock State Park
15000 Skyline Blvd.
Los Gato, CA 95033
Contact
408-868-9540
Top trails (12)
#1 - Castle Rock, Saratoga Gap and Ridge Trail Loop [CLOSED]
Castle Rock State Park
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Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 5 h 59 m
Great views, challenging hiking in the hills southwest of Silicon Valley. With lush woods, gorgeous vistas, challenging trails and remarkable stone formations, Castle Rock State Park is a highlight rShow more
#2 - Saratoga Gap Trail, Ridge Trail, and Castle Rock Trail Loop
Castle Rock State Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 there are trail closures and one-way trails in this park. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=538Show more
#3 - Ridge Trail to Goat Rock Overlook, Emily Smith Observation Point, and Saratoga Gap Trail [CLOSED]
Castle Rock State Park
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 there is currently no vehicle access to this trail or others in the park. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355Show more
#4 - Big Basin and Castle Rock Loop [CLOSED]
Castle Rock State Park
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 39 m
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 there is currently no vehicle access to this trail or others in the park. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355Show more
#5 - Castle Rock Nature Trail [CLOSED]
Castle Rock State Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 49 m
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 there is currently no vehicle access to this trail or others in the park. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355Show more
#6 - Saratoga Gap to Castle Rock Falls Overlook and Castle Rock Trail [CLOSED]
Castle Rock State Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 there is currently no vehicle access to this trail or others in the park. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355Show more
#7 - Castle Rocks Lower Loop [CLOSED]
Castle Rock State Park
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 21 m
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 there is currently no vehicle access to this trail or others in the park. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355Show more
#8 - Skyline to Skyline [CLOSED]
Castle Rock State Park
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 4 h 48 m
The trail begins at the parking lot at the Big Basin Way and Skyline Blvd intersection. Begin your brief jaunt down "Skyline to the Sea Trail". Take a left at the "Saratoga Toll Road Trail". Take a leShow more
#9 - Michael's Summit Loop [CLOSED]
Castle Rock State Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 there is currently no vehicle access to this trail or others in the park. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355Show more
#10 - Saratoga Toll Road Trail [CLOSED]
Castle Rock State Park
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Length: 14.9 mi • Est. 7 h 43 m
This is the "Saratoga Toll Road" Trail that is part of the Castle Rock State Park. Some parts of the trail go through private property in parts, so take care to make all the correct turns and stay on Show more
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