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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
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
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Shasta Lake, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

gorgeous hiking trail. We did a loop uphill to the crags and back by Pacific Crest Trail. See the park website.

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Winters, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Lots of hiking trails. I have seen the crags from the interstate many times but this is the first time we stopped and hiked. Beautiful forest and views

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san diego
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

very cold in the mornings in october. did short hike to view point at top of hill after driving up the access road. park pretty empty on a weekday. very cold in the side but views were nice.

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Northern CA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is an absolutely stunning place. I live in the North state and not once have I travelled up the I-5 corridor and not been in awe of the crags as they come in view, and of course, Mt. Shasta further on. There is wonderful hiking, great vistas, camping, crisp clean air and so much forested beauty it's almost unimaginable.... More

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

The trail to Castle Dome is a bit of work but definitely worth the effort as the views and scenery are fantastic. Sun screen would be advised and bring enough water. There is a viewing platform with excellent views and high powered telescopes for those that are more time or energy constrained. There are views of the Crags, Shasta, and... More

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grants pass, oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We hit the park just before nightfall and I wanted to show some friend's the view of the Crags. I've been here several times. There is a great spot to get a panoramic view of the Crags without paying park fees if you're not staying/hiking. the road the park entrance is on continues for several miles up the hills. there... More

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Dunsmuir, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Castle Crags granite formations stand along Interstate 5 just south of Dunsmuir. If you are a hiker this is a must see. The trail from the State Park is about 3 miles one way to the Half Dome area. It is a steady uphill hike on a trail, not a walking path, but a trail. The State Park campground itself... More

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san francisco
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Many different types of hiking trails, creeks, springs, small falls, big Sacramento River. Nature trail. bears. good fishing.

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