Crags Trail

Castle Crags State Park, California

Elevation Gain2,258ft
Trailhead Elevation3,564ft
Elevation Min/Max2613/4756ft
Elevation Start/End3564/3575ft

Crags Trail

Crags Trail is a hiking trail in Shasta County, California. It is within Castle Crags Wilderness and Castle Crags State Park. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 3,564 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,258 feet. This trail connects with the following: Pacific Crest Trail, Root Creek Trail, Indian Springs Trail and Bob's Hat Trail.

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A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity (Wilderness Press)
Mark White
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"The dramatic, well-named Castle Crags are seen by thousands of disinterested motorists streaming down Interstate 5 every day. Far, far fewer souls turn off the highway to take a closer look, and only a fraction of those spend the time and energy to hike the 3-mile, moderately steep trail for an even better view of this majestic formation of towering spires. Castle Crags is one of northern California’s more impressive natural features, and the Crags Trail to the base of Castle Dome is the preeminent trail within the namesake park and adjoining wilderness area."

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