Castle Rock and Castle Rock Falls Tour Castle Rock State Park

Saratoga, California 95071

Castle Rock and Castle Rock Falls Tour Castle Rock State Park

Castle Rock and Castle Rock Falls Tour (Castle Rock State Park) Professional Guide

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"From weirdly sculpted rock outcrops to a waterfall that plunges more than a hundred feet down a sheer face, this tour will satisfy the thrill-seeker in every hiker. What a trip! From the pocked, overhanging faces of Castle Rock to the observation deck jutting out over the 80-foot falls at the headwaters 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 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. Views are obscured by the dense forest that surrounds the rock and its smaller counterparts, but you can pull up a piece of the stone apron that surrounds the base and enjoy the athletic showmanship."

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Waterfall Lover's Guide: Northern California (The Mountaineers Books)
Matt & Krissi Danielsson
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"Expect to encounter rock climbers here. Castle Rock State Park is full of steep surfaces just begging to have someone climb up or rappel down, and plenty of people from San Francisco and the peninsula are ready to step up to the challenge. If you decide to continue past the waterfall to the actual Castle Rock, you will have opportunities to study some very odd-looking stone formations and caves along the way. This trail guide contains descriptions of the following trails: Castle Rock Falls." Read more
Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California (Falcon Guides)
Tracy Salcedo-Chourré
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"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." Read more

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Trail Information

Saratoga
Nearby City
2.6
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Waterfalls
Features
Castle Rock State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Castle Rock Ridge
Local Maps

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Dec 2018