Saratoga Gap to Castle Rock Falls Overlook and Castle Rock Trail [CLOSED]

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Castle Rock State Park

Saratoga Gap to Castle Rock Falls Overlook and Castle Rock Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Los Gatos, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 1.8 miles Elevation Gain: 495 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

bird watching

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

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
off trail
2 months ago

overall it was great but from the lookout point to about halfway the other side it was easy to get lost and parts were closed for plant regrowth

Trail is in great shape with great views and lots of interesting rocks to look at and climb.

Beautiful sunset over the falls!

hiking
off trail
6 months ago

The weather was foggy and damp, which I loved. The vibe was mysterious and quiet since I went on a Friday and rarely encountered anyone. You easily forget how close you are to the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley as you get lost in the leaves. I didn't know about the rocks here, which were cool to explore. They've been weathered by water and have these unique round holes in them. All the trees and rocks were covered in bright green moss, creating a nice contrast to the red leaves that have fallen on the ground. The falls were dried up due to it being autumn, unfortunately. I didn't get to finish the trail due to my schedule, but what I experienced was wonderful. Definitely going to come back soon!

hiking
bugs
off trail
over grown
rocky
10 months ago

Great views on the forest and Monterey bay

hiking
blowdown
muddy
off trail
rocky
Fri Apr 05 2019

hiking
muddy
Mon Mar 18 2019

Shady trail. Mix of elevations. Bouldering spots throughout. Parking lot is limited and crazy busy, so get there early.

walking
Mon Jul 16 2018

Really pretty area with tons of sandstone for bouldering and great spots to play and take pictures! Just a little short for me to give 5 stars, and there were a lot of other people around on a Sunday morning.

hiking
1 hour ago

hiking
4 months ago

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