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Castle Crags State Park

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Address: Six miles south of Dunsmuir on I-5., Latitude/Longitude: 41.1852 / -122.3427, Dunsmuir, CA
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on a long trip through wa or and ca and saw the rocky spires from a distance. decided to stop in and noticed how unusual this spot is. great rock climbing and hiking. we come... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Snoqualmie, Washington
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Snoqualmie, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

on a long trip through wa or and ca and saw the rocky spires from a distance. decided to stop in and noticed how unusual this spot is. great rock climbing and hiking. we come back specifically just to spend some time here in the future. they do charge to enter the park but worth it.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was a total surprise to us! The tranquility and spiritual energy of the Rock and surrounding forest was absolute Heaven! The track was so easy to walk with wheelchair access for a large part and the magical energy from the waterhole at the end was a true delight! The actual view of Castle Crag was breath taking!

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A quick stop at Castle Crags State Park driving from McCloud back to Redding. We just visited the Panoramic Viewpoint. Beautiful views and gorgeous mountains. A very narrow and curved drive to the top. Then going for easy quick hike to the viewpoint. Just need a few minutes. Beautiful views and great for pictures. Worth the drive and the walk!

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Fort Benton, MT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We took a very short hike to see Mt. shasta and the Crags. The view was outstanding, the walk easy. My friend didn't like to hike much so I had to find something she wanted to do.

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Medford, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

#1- this is the best signed place. Trails are clearly marked and well kept! The views are amazing and the vista is a great place for picnic. Although we didn't camp, there are more 60 spots. Several levels of hiking available- just know that the castle crags trail is rated "strenuous." And we fully agree! Day use fee is $8.

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Got married at the base of the Crags 32 years ago. It was a tough trail then, and is quite the beast to hike at 62. Lower loop campground is right on the freeway so be prepared. Bring those earplugs.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

What a marvelous and scenic place this is! The climbing and the rivers are both superb. So many excellent chances for photographers to exercise their skills! Check it out at http://www.stateparksreview.com/california-state-parks/castle-crags-state-park/. Quite the place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great camping with private camping sites. Only had 3 RV spots but it was great. 0.4m walk to the river. Great crystal clear river perfect for river rambling.

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Grenada, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

wow! easy to find (right off the freeway and then a bit) spectacular formations, and a nice walk and viewing area.

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

You enter Castle Crags State Park from I-5 just south of Dunsmuir. From the main visitors' center find the narrow road that says Vista Point Trailhead. It is a seriously narrow, twisting road. When you are absolutely certain that you have somehow gotten off the correct road and are lost on an abandoned logging trail take a deep breath and... More 

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