Castle Rock Nature Trail

EASY 61 reviews
#4 of 10 trails in

Castle Rock Nature Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately 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

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)

recorded Castle Rock Nature Trail

hiking
28 days 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
5 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

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

nature trips
Wednesday, July 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.

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

recorded Recording - Jul 02, 02:18 PM

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Load More

Featured Trails