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Definitely recommend taking the Bald ridge trail as a short cut. Lovely views.
Tim M. on Castle Rock Trail
Wildflowers and interesting rock formations
Still very muddy. Some nice views up on the ridge. Most of the trails on this track are single track and mountain bikes are not permitted, so I suggested an edit to remove that activity. The trails are very overgrown after the rainy season. I would wear long pants.
Jose A. on Castle Rock Trail
Some of the trails going outside the Castle Rock Recreational Area do not allow dogs, choose your loops wisely. Otherwise, great trails. Stage Road Trail has several small creeks to cross and good shade. Diablo Scenic Trail has amazing views, as well as Shell Ridge Trail and others.
Beautiful views and wildflowers. On the harder side of moderate; the climbs aren't too steep but they keep going for awhile. Wall Pt. side is exposed, secret valley and BBQ terrace portions are shady with small river crossings.
We saw some wild turkeys and a fat rattle snake at the end of the hike. He was handsome but he rattled at me and my baby.