Castle Rock Trail

Castle Rock State Park, California

Elevation Gain13ft
Trailhead Elevation3,017ft
Elevation Min/Max3004/3017ft
Elevation Start/End3017/3017ft

Castle Rock Trail

Castle Rock Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Santa Cruz County, California. It is within San Lorenzo Headwaters Natural Preserve and Castle Rock State Park. It is a mile long and begins at 3,017 feet altitude. The Castle Rock State Park Main Entrance parking is near the trailhead. The trail ends near Castle Rock (elevation 3,212 feet). This trail connects with the following: Saratoga Gap Trail.

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Best Hikes with Kids: San Francisco Bay Area (The Mountaineers Books)
Laure Latham
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"Discover the greatest climbing rocks in the Bay Area"
101 Hikes in Northern California: Exploring Mountains, Valleys, and Seashore (Wilderness Press)
Matt Heid
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"Perched on the tallest ridgeline in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Castle Rock State Park provides towering views over the San Lorenzo River and Pescadero Creek watersheds. It also harbors a geologic wonderland of sandstone boulders, a powerful draw for climbers and gawkers alike."

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Trail Information

Castle Rock State Park
Nearby City
Castle Rock State Park
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Castle Rock State Park
Local Contacts
Castle Rock State Park Map, USGS 7.5-min. Castle Rock Ridge
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