Castle Crags Trail

MODERATE 72 reviews
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Castle Crags Trail is a 6.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Castella, California that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and rock climbing.

DISTANCE
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2565 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

rock climbing

views

no dogs

1 month ago

Nice hike. Would do again. Popular trail, great views, good incline

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, power through the endless uphill climb, you'll be rewarded with incredible views!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike! We did the 5.7 from the end of the road.

3 months ago

AWESOME!!!

hiking
4 months ago

What an experience! We started from the parking lot at the end of the road into the state park, and it ended up being 5.7 miles round trip. The views were superb of mount Shasta, and the trail was well maintained! If you go a little past the end of the trail over a boulder mount Shasta is right there with top notch views! The trail gets steep at parts, but totally worth it! Enjoy!

6 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

hiking
7 months 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.

8 months ago

Majestically stunning.

8 months ago

Awesome hike with stunning scenic views of the Shasta mountain with James, Stephie, Lulu!

hiking
8 months ago

Well maintained trail. Stunning views of Castle Crags and Mt. Shasta. Some patches of mosquitos along way (note to self: bring repellent next time :-). Was here on a weekday, crossed paths with approximately a dozen other hikers. Highly recommend.

hiking
9 months ago

Great views!!!

hiking
Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Moderate challenge...very warm in summer. crazy views!!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Great hike, and beautiful!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The hike is strenuous, but the trail is well maintained and the views are worth the effort. Clear days afford breathtaking views views of Mt. Shasta to the north.

hiking
Thursday, September 22, 2016

The farther I got along this trail, the steeper it got, the better the view and the more pictures I took !!
Can't wait to go back !!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

This hike was probably one of the hardest hikes I've done but worth it! The views are amazing! Bring lots of water!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

amazing views... incredibly strenuous, but well worth the views. if you go past the top of the hikes look out spot be prepared for a bit of a climb (not bad). wear good shoes and stock up water at the spring on your way up.

hiking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

It is not for the out of shape hiker but is a whole lot of fun!

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