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Castle Rock Nature Trail [CLOSED]

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Castle Rock State Park

Castle Rock Nature Trail is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Los Gatos, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, rock climbing, and nature trips and is best used from April until November.

Distance: 1.6 miles Elevation Gain: 265 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

cave

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

no dogs

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=30355

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike. Pretty busy on a Saturday. Lots of nice views and mixed terrain.

Great for kids. Castle Rock and Castle Rock falls are a must.

Took a wrong turn but it worked out.

hiking
9 months ago

The map needs updating here. There’s a fancy new parking lot and as a result some of the trails have been closed or rerouted. But it’s still a fantastic place to go for short or longer hikes alike.

hiking
Sun Mar 31 2019

Beautiful view and the rock formations is breathtaking!!! A lot of shade. Nice clean trail.

hiking
Sun Jan 13 2019

Fairly easy to hike, would be a good place for bouldering.

hiking
Mon Dec 31 2018

Great little walk. Colder than you might expect so layer up!

nature trips
Wed Jul 18 2018

State Park Docents are often present on Weekends. Pictures show some key points. Fire ant hill, woodpecker tree, castle rock with its tafoni, giant Douglas Fir trees, and oak forest.

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