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Castle Rock State Park

Highway 9, Los Gatos, CA 95033-8291
+1 650-867-2952
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“gap trail”(8 reviews)
“be careful”(5 reviews)
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This popular park is ideal for hikers, backpackers, and rock climbers, and perfect for day trips.
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Highway 9, Los Gatos, CA 95033-8291
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+1 650-867-2952
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"gap trail"
in 8 reviews
"be careful"
in 5 reviews
"backpacking trip"
in 3 reviews
"rainy season"
in 2 reviews
"moss covered trees"
in 2 reviews
"amazing hiking"
in 2 reviews
"mountain range"
in 2 reviews
"strenuous trails"
in 2 reviews
"the santa cruz mountains"
in 4 reviews
"great for kids"
in 2 reviews
"waterfall"
in 11 reviews
"campground"
in 10 reviews
"hike"
in 22 reviews
"boulders"
in 5 reviews
"climbers"
in 6 reviews
"nature"
in 7 reviews
"miles"
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

Great park just a 20 minutes outside of los gatos/Saratoga. Take the saratoga gap trail to get sweeping vistas of the santa cruz mountains. Traveling just a few miles is all that is required. The trails are not flat and do have some drop offs....More

Thank subica
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

Castle Rock state park has 2 easy 2 moderate and 2 strenuous trails. We took the moderate one saratoga gap trail till camping grounds and on the way saw goat rock. It was a good hike for 2-3 hours in total. Parking costs 8 dollars...More

3  Thank Subramanian P
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Great place for a hike and loads of cool rocks to clamber up and caves to explore. Must visit with kids

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Reviewed 20 October 2016

We went to this park for the first time this week. It was overall a great park, with lots of scrambling over rocks, if you like that sort of thing. Castle Rock itself is NOT to be missed -- the rock formations inside the caves...More

8  Thank Angela C
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Great place to visit, only about 30 min away from the city. nice, leasure drive on highway 9 short 1 mile easy hike to Castle Rock, and another 1.5mile to the waterfall. What is unusual about this waterfall is you look at from the top,...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Wanted to take a hike after a long time out of action and decided to try the Saratoga Gap Trail. It was a bit ambitious for someone seriously out of shape but very enjoyable. Excellent views and conveniently located for stressed out workers looking to...More

Thank Margaret S
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This was a mostly shaded ramble, figure eight hike. Very enjoyable. The rock formations were so interesting and fun to climb around on.

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent parking and trail access. Courteous and helpful Park Rangers, friendly and helpful hikers.

Thank Doug A
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Lots of great camping sites. We took the saratoga trail there and the ridge view back. Get to the parking lot early. The rangers are really nice, so are the other campers/hikers. Careful lots of bees and mosquitos. All around great spot for a weekend...More

Thank LaulauSF
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Hiking at Castle Rock was a great experience. The park opens from 6 AM to sunset, and parking costs $8 if you park inside the area (note: there are limited parking spaces). However, if you arrive there early (at around 7:30 AM), you will be...More

1  Thank Blau0
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