Castle Rock Falls

Los Gatos, California 95033

Castle Rock Falls

Castle Rock Falls Professional Review and Guide

"Follow forested trails past weirdly sculpted rock outcroppings to a waterfall that plunges 80 feet down a sheer face near the headwaters of Kings Creek. From the overhanging tafoni faces of Castle Rock to the observation deck jutting out over Castle Rock Falls, at the head of Kings Creek, the scenic destinations on this tour are enchanting.

Castle Rock, the park’s high point, is more a palace for forest gnomes than for fairytale princesses. Perched on the crest of the Santa Cruz Mountains, its sandstone faces host a honeycomb of holds, shallow caves, and, on dry sunny days, crowds of climbers."

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Trail Information

Los Gatos
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Trail Type
Skill Level
3-4 hours
Castle Rock State Park, 15000 Skyline Blvd., Los Gatos, CA 95033; (408) 867-2952; Portola and Castle Rock Foundation, 59 Washington St. #107, Santa Clara, CA 95050;
Local Contacts
USGS Santa Cruz CA; park map available online at
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Jul 2018