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Castle Rock State Park

Highway 9, Los Gatos, CA 95033-8291
+1 650-867-2952
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Mistical Hike

Ever since we found this gem, we've returned many times throughout the year. The winter months tend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sonia W
San Jose, California
Beautiful place for a hike

Beautiful park with pretty well marked trails - some better than others. Lots to see, from... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
San Jose, California
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This popular park is ideal for hikers, backpackers, and rock climbers, and perfect for day trips.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Highway 9, Los Gatos, CA 95033-8291
Highway 9, Los Gatos, CA 95033-8291
+1 650-867-2952
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ever since we found this gem, we've returned many times throughout the year. The winter months tend to be damp and cold. The moisture keeps the forest cool, especially in the first part of the hike, around the beautiful rocks and moss-covered trees are majestic...More

Thank Sonia W
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Beautiful park with pretty well marked trails - some better than others. Lots to see, from beautiful vistas, waterfall, rock climbers, etc. New signs at parking lot trail head make it easy to choose an appropriate hike based on your fitness and the distance you...More

Thank garth66
Reviewed 9 November 2017

If I want to connect with my inner beast, there is no better place than Castle Rock. You can do a mellow hike, a medium hilly hike, or go B T W at the Rock. It is up to you. All my dogs LOVE this...More

Thank scubadave1960
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I loved this hike as it provides diverse scenery. You start off by making your way through a path of majestic trees and traverse along to the waterfall (when I went back in 2015-2016 there was no water, due to drought) but as you travel...More

Thank kmpohara
Reviewed 10 September 2017

The phone number listed is wrong. The correct number is 408-867-2952. The number listed will not be answered.

Thank Pam M
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I went with some friends on a clear summer day on the Goat Rock trail. It's a moderate trail, but there are easy and strenuous trails available. It took 2 hrs round trip. The hike was surely worth it with some stunning views! Parking is...More

Thank Mulan H
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Extremely enjoyable place to have fun with friends or family. For an unplanned backpacking trip for locals, it can be an ideal place.

Thank lucymL9027OF
Reviewed 2 June 2017

I hadn't been to Castle Rock in decades. The trails were well maintained and everything was green after the heavy rainy season. This park is always a great escape from the crowds and traffic in the valley and is only about 20 minutes from Saratoga.

Thank B G
Reviewed 13 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
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

2  Thank Subramanian P
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