Castle Cregs State Park

Castle Crags State Park, California

Elevation Gain172ft
Trailhead Elevation2,120ft
Elevation Min/Max2120/2292ft
Elevation Start/End2120/2120ft

Castle Cregs State Park

Castle Cregs State Park is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Shasta County, California. It is within Castle Crags State Park. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 2,120 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 172 feet. This trail connects with the following: Kettlebelly Road.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Redding, California (Falcon Guides)
Montana Hodges
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"Castle Crags State Park’s Indian Creek Nature Trail is an interesting little loop full of information on the history and life of the region. The easy 1-mile trail travels though a thick forest along the shallow creek. You can also tack on the intersecting Flume Trail, which follows a historical water route. Or better yet, bring your tent and spend a weekend camped out at the beautiful campground and explore the 30-plus miles of trail within the park." Read more
100 Classic Hikes in Northern California (The Mountaineers Books)
John R. Soares & Marc J. Soares
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"Castle Crags’ steep granite spires entice many an I-5 traveler into the wilderness for a trek. It's a popular place to test rock-climbing skills. On this hike you’ll climb through the forest to Castle Dome, a massive stone bulwark that anchors the crags and allows impressive views, including the brilliant white visage of Mount Shasta." Read more

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Very strenuous--but incredibly gorgeous. Be sure to bring plenty of water and wear sunscreen and a hat. Trekking poles were a definite help, even more on the descent than the ascent. The views, once you leave the treeline, all the way up to the summit, are breathtaking. With a stop at Indian Springs, it took me and my 9-year-old about 5 hours.
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This was a strenuous hike. Bring lots of water, not much shade. Great views of Mt. Shasta. Once you reach the end you can hike a little more with some bouldering/climbing shoes. The campground was well maintained and the staff very friendly!

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Trail Information

Castle Crags State Park
Nearby City
Castle Crags State Park
Skill Level
Mount Shasta Ranger District, Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Local Contacts
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Dec 2018