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Address: Los Gatos, CA
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Hike through a mile of trail in the Castle Rock State Park to reach these...

Hike through a mile of trail in the Castle Rock State Park to reach these 50-foot waterfalls.

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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 mile hike from the parking lot. Nice view that is much better after rain, but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 September 2016
SiliconGuy101
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Cupertino, California
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Cupertino, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Temecula, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 pretty hike and we were glad we did it.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 on the trail about another mile where you will come to a campground (for backpackers).... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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.

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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.

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Northern Minnesota, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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.

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 back to the car just past sundown. The ranger was NOT understanding!

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San jose, CA.
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Mountain View, California
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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San Leandro, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

The Castle Rock Falls is located in Castle Rock State Park. One would need to walk 0.8 miles from entrance to the falls. When there, it's basically a small deck with a nice view of the hills and trees, but the falls are on the bottom of the deck. It should be called a creek and not falls because the... More 

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