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Castle Rock State Park

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Camping & Lodging

Castle Rock Trail Camp can be accessed by the bike-friendly Service Road Trail.

Recommended Routes in Castle Rock State Park - 4

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Favorite The blue mountains of Santa Cruz!
Intermediate

Castle Rock Loop

3.6 mi 5.7 km 690' Up 210.28 m Up 706' Down 215.19 m Down

Monte S…, CA
Favorite West Waddell Creek trickles through a verdant forest in Big Basin Redwoods State Park.
Intermediate

Skyline to the Sea Trail

25.4 mi 40.9 km 1,910' Up 582.14 m Up 4,515' Down 1376.15 m Down

Saratoga, CA
Favorite Duck under a blowdown covered in beautiful shelf fungi
Intermediate

Big Basin Skyline To Sea 50K

29.8 mi 48.0 km 4,786' Up 1458.65 m Up 7,357' Down 2242.29 m Down

Saratoga, CA
Favorite Nice craftsmanship on the bridges at the base of the John Nicholas Trail.
Intermediate

John Nicholas to Skyline Shuttle

5.3 mi 8.5 km 1,141' Up 347.66 m Up 167' Down 50.78 m Down

Monte S…, CA

Castle Rock State Park Running

  • 100 Miles 160 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 12 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Castle Rock State Park - 11

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0.7 mi 1.2 km #1Castle Rock Trail
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
4.1 mi 6.6 km #2Saratoga Gap Trail
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
1.7 mi 2.7 km #3Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
5.1 mi 8.2 km #4John Nicholas Trail
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
2.9 mi 4.6 km #5Sanborn Trail
Difficult
Monte Sereno, CA
Difficult
Monte Sereno, CA
2.1 mi 3.3 km #6Travertine Springs Trail
Intermediate
Saratoga, CA
Intermediate
Saratoga, CA
6.2 mi 9.9 km #7Skyline Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
6.2 mi 9.9 km #8Bay Area Ridge Trail: Sanborn County Park and Castle Rock Stat…
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
2.1 mi 3.4 km #9San Andreas Trail
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
3.3 mi 5.4 km #10Bay Area Ridge Trail: Sanborn County Park: John Nicholas Trail
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
1.2 mi 1.9 km #11Summit Rock Loop Trail
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA
Intermediate
Monte Sereno, CA

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The blue mountains of Santa Cruz!
Jan 22, 2016 near Monte S…, CA
One of many views from the Castle Rock Loop.
Dec 21, 2015 near Monte S…, CA
Beautiful valley view
Nov 11, 2019 near Monte S…, CA
View from the crest of John Nicholas Trail.
Oct 13, 2016 near Monte S…, CA
View from Castle Rock State Park.
Dec 31, 2015 near Monte S…, CA
Saratoga Gap Trail.
Dec 31, 2015 near Monte S…, CA
Mossy rocks in Castle Rock State Park.
Dec 31, 2015 near Monte S…, CA
Sunny and surprisingly windless afternoon on a dusty, one-lane trail. Looking south-southeast.
Sep 7, 2019 near Monte S…, CA
Castle Rock State Park,.
Dec 30, 2015 near Monte S…, CA
Preparing for the hike.
Dec 30, 2015 near Monte S…, CA