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Castle Rock State Park

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Address: 15000 Skyline Blvd, Los Gatos, CA 95033-8291
Phone Number: +1 650-867-2952
06:00 - 19:00
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This popular park is ideal for hikers, backpackers, and rock climbers, and...

This popular park is ideal for hikers, backpackers, and rock climbers, and perfect for day trips.

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Nice hike

A bit crowded on a weekend but some sections are still secluded, in a shade through the woods ... great views.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 July 2016
San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

A bit crowded on a weekend but some sections are still secluded, in a shade through the woods ... great views.

Thank dasenkaharykova
Mountain View, California
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168 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Some challenging pieces if hot and lots of easy sections. After visiting the rock I did the loop and then wandered down other trails, is was so nice. Views are amazing. Will be back asap. The loop involves a ridge trail that is exposed to the sun but the views are excellent and you can sit on a rock overlooking... More 

1 Thank billevans67
Los Gatos, CA
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

One of the best perches along south Skyline (Highway 35) from which to view the San Lorenzo Valley and Monterey Bay. Terrific rock formations for climbing, and avid climbers know it. Lovely waterfall a quarter mile down the hill, and backpack campground a couple miles in, best time to visit is Jan-May (after which it can be really hot). Parking... More 

1 Thank Easong
Los Gatos, California
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a beautiful park with various hiking trails from easy to moderate. The trail heads are all up and down Skyline Blvd. So if the main park is crowded head down the road a bit farther and pick a less traveled trail.

Thank Nancy F
Burlingame, California
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265 reviews
52 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Beautiful walk, although slightly sloshy just now. Castle rock is a sight to behold and there are lots of wildflowers poking up their heads. Weekdays are better of course and parking is available for free on highway 35.

1 Thank travelagentreplies
Los Gatos, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Light hiking to Castle & Goat Rock areas, then WOW a great place to learn & practice rock climbing skills for 10 to 70 year olds! Beautiful ocean views from top of Castle Rocks.

1 Thank TKDtravels
Los Gatos, California
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171 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

The climb up to Castle Rock from the parking lot is definitely not handicap accessible. It is not far and for young people an easy climb. When you get to the top, there is not much to look at except a big rock.

Thank donwolf20
San Rafael, California
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103 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Had to park down the road at an overflow lot, and as a result, we went in from the campground side. Second trip there, and it's a beautiful hike. The castle rock formations are interesting, but crowded. We didn't stay too long before we hiked back. We did 8 miles total; very nice trip.

Thank david a
Santa Cruz, California
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136 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

My husband and I went on a hike in Castle Rock State Park. It is a beautiful place. We parked along the road as the parking lot was closed. They were working on the bathroom, so stop at a bathroom before you get there. We hiked part of the Saratoga Gap trail and then back on the Ridge Trail. We... More 

Thank Jackie L
Los Gatos, California
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

Lovely trails and views. Great for running or hiking. Go for a 12 miler or just to go watch rock climbers. Easy to get to from either Saratoga on Highway 9, coming from Boulder Creek or via Black road to Skyline.

Thank Jennifer M

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