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Castle Rock Falls

Los Gatos, CA
+1 408-867-2952
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A great place to hike on a hot day

I was hesitant to give Castle Rock a good review as I'd like to keep it to myself! This is a very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Los Gatos, California
Wonderful view, great hike, nearby!

very close from the Silicon Valley, merely 30-40 min by car on scenic highway 9. only about 1.3... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2016
Cupertino, California
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Hike through a mile of trail in the Castle Rock State Park to reach these 50-foot waterfalls.
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  • Very good55%
  • Average27%
  • Poor0%
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was hesitant to give Castle Rock a good review as I'd like to keep it to myself! This is a very unique place-like most little micro-spots in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I love the history and diversity of the paths and how easy it...More

Thank nicolegall
Reviewed 20 September 2016

very close from the Silicon Valley, merely 30-40 min by car on scenic highway 9. only about 1.3 mile hike from the parking lot. Nice view that is much better after rain, but nice shady hiking path

1  Thank SiliconGuy101
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Went a few weeks ago with my husbands and 3 kids ages 16,13 and 10. It's just under a mile mostly down, which means mostly up on the way out, but it's not bad. Unfortunately it wasn't a waterfall...just a trickle, but it's a very...More

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 14 November 2015

This is a great family hike. We've done it with kids as young as 6, who did beautifully. The waterfall is a nice destination, but sometimes dull if there is no water (remember the drought? ) But if you really want to challenge yourself, continue...More

Thank KCV123
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Castle rock is beautiful. You don't really have to be in that good of shape but the choice is yours. there are many paths that will suit your level of activity. Its just beautiful in the winter .....just watch out for the poison oak.

2  Thank Laurie H
Reviewed 19 May 2015

This is a little park tucked away in the Los Gatos mountains, easily accessed by car. The hikes are only moderately strenuous, but offer everything from rocks you can scramble up to vistas as far as the eye can see.

Thank U N
Reviewed 26 January 2014

Hiking the trail was nice, but the falls are unremarkable. Decent spot for a lunch break. Start early in the day for mist filled views.

Thank L S
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Lots of trails, lots to do. Waterfall, rocks to climb, bridges to cross. View of Monterey Bay. Lots of visitors, limited parking. Be sure to get out before sundown! We took longer climbing all over Goat Rock and almost got a ticket when we got...More

1  Thank liquid_elements
Reviewed 11 January 2013

Really good hiking trail also nice views of the valley. Bring comfortable shoes cause it is a bit of a long hike but pretty easy.

1  Thank wynton
Reviewed 28 October 2012

It's a pleasant enough walk to get here, and a moderately difficult climb (5.8ish?) to get back up it. The CA coastal mtns have many cascades like this in them.

1  Thank eugenemiya
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