Stage Road and Castle Rock Loop

HARD 4 reviews

Stage Road and Castle Rock Loop is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Walnut Creek, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
823 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

Rated as hard because of the initial climb up Castle Rock, otherwise easy. This area is off limits from Feb to July due to Peregrin Falcon nesting. Great little loop. Lots of birds and wildlife.

hiking
2 months ago

only rated as hard because of the initial climb up Castle Rock, otherwise easy, this area off limits from Feb to July due to Peregrin Falcon nesting. Great little loop. almost five miles but because of the climb took two hours. We hit the trail at 6am and only passed one hiker on the way out. Nice bit of isolation. Lots of birds, Nuttals Woodpeckers, hawks, seen a skunk as well.

hiking
10 days ago