Castle Rock Nature Trail

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Castle Rock Nature Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Los Gatos, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
190 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

cave

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Parking in the lot or on the road. $8 fee for parking in the lot (often full on weekends). Ticket booth often manned. Use "iron ranger" for payments if no one is around. Restroom at parking lot. No drinking water available. (booth may have some bottles for sale)

nature trips
5 minutes ago

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.

hiking
9 days ago