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Castle Crags State Park

Six miles south of Dunsmuir on I-5., Latitude/Longitude: 41.1852 / -122.3427, Dunsmuir, CA
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Dunsmuir
Type: State Parks
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Gold River, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A wonderful place to hike and enjoy the backgroud of Mount Shasta. You can drive up to the trails to Castle Crags. Plan to spend a day at the park. Drive to the near by Castella and view the river at it's best and bring your fishing pole.

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Northridge, CA
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151 reviews 151 reviews
83 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Originally discovered this park by chance on a road trip where I was driving around looking at stuff. The first few times I would go into the park's main unit (west of the I-5) and take a hike to either the crags or to the stream or both. Beautiful regardless! This last trip I went into the Castella Unit on... More

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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Castle Crag State Park is okay but the views are nothing to jump up and down about. NOTE: There is a sign (no arrow) that says CASTLE CRAG STATE PARK, this is where you turn to get to the entrance. if you miss it you will be driving down a narrow paved road that with no views and few places... More

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Ventura, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I only stopped at this site as a pit stop campsite between other days of camping between Oregon and California. The campground itself was small and beautiful with thick wooded areas behind the sites and a steep looping drive to the sites so felt secluded. Unfortunately, the convenient location off the freeway also meant there was freeway noise. It was... More

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San Francisco, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
17 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a very compact campground that has sites that would barely fit most full size cars and no RV over 22 feet in length would be likely to find a site. The good part of this is that when we were there only about 15% of the spaces were occupied during the July 4 week and most were tent... More

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Aberdeen, Washington
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I have always wanted to stay here since I was a kid, because it's always been such a landmark for me when we cross into California, the crags are the first thing I remember to look for. I finally dragged my husband to this place and we ended up loving it. The park attendants were extremely helpful, happy people and... More

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Corvallis, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

To climb these trails has always been on our "bucket list." The state park is just off the freeway and there is an assortment of trails. The hike is vigorous with about 1800 feet of elevation and five+ miles in length. You are rewarded with fabulous views of the crags, the dome, and Mt Shasta. Therefore if you have 3-4... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Right off the I-5, a slightly strenuous climb leads to some stunning views of both Mt. Shasta and the crags themselves. Compared to so other state parks which tend to have more boring forest walks, this one is a true hidden gem. Tip: skip the Indian springs, and leave yourself 4-5 hours return trip. At the end, make sure you... More

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Shasta Lake, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This state park is very accessible off I-5, and provides great trails and scenic views. It is rather rustic with no visitor center, etc. The Pacific Crest Trail passes through the park. Enjoy gorgeous green forests, large basalt boulders, and babbling creeks. A carpet of oak leaves and pine needles cushion your hiking experience. The Crags loom in the near... More

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McCloud, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Castle Craigs is my favorite Siskiyou county stomping grounds. The beauty and peaceful ambiance is more then words can describe. Mt grandson and I camp here often in the summer and I try to take the little lady on a nature hike here during the spring months. I would highly recommend this as a stop during your I-5 offroad adventures!

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