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).
Castle Rock Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Discover the greatest climbing rocks in the Bay Area"
--Laure Latham, Best Hikes with Kids: San Francisco Bay Area (The Mountaineers Books).
"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."
--Matt Heid, 101 Hikes in Northern California: Exploring Mountains, Valleys, and Seashore (Wilderness Press).
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