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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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The "easy" hike is 30 degree climb

There are TWO trails from the upper observation parking lot and vault restrooms. Root Creek (taken in 2014) is level and suitable for a hiking-type wheelchair. The "easy" Dome... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Harry B
Livermore, California
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Livermore, California
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are TWO trails from the upper observation parking lot and vault restrooms. Root Creek (taken in 2014) is level and suitable for a hiking-type wheelchair. The "easy" Dome trail (taken in 2015) is 1.5 hours at steep 30 degree slope to Indian Springs (a very delightful side path). I had no energy to hike beyond to the dome. Take... More 

Thank Harry B
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well marked trails and spectacular often-changing views and vistas make this one of the best hikes along the Shasta corridor.

Thank Steve D
Redding, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are so many things to do here. Have a picnic, enjoy the views or go on a hike to one of the peaks. This is the amazing rock structure that just shoots out of the trees.

Thank workingwife2014
Ashland, Oregon
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98 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had often driven by this park on I5, and decided it was high time we stopped off. We spent a very pleasant afternoon there. The drive to the topmost vista point was intense - a single track road - but there was no one coming the other way! Great views from the top. Well worth the entrance fee.

Thank Geoff R
Austin, Texas
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61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding once you reach the top. Be very careful as the road is one lane with extreme drop offs for 1/2 of the drive to the top but with courtesy, no problem. Short walk from parking to a magnificent view.

Thank Tonydt
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112 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We stopped here twice on the way to Oregon from CA and back. What a wonderful spot to take a break from a long drive! Camping is available here and the sites look excellent but this review is for the day use folks. There is a fee for day use, but we thought it was worth it. We took a... More 

Thank JamesDMo
Snoqualmie, Washington
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135 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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.

Thank Nathan Y
Adelaide, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

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!

Thank Aussie_Daii
San Mateo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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!

Thank sunloverCL
Fort Benton, MT
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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.

Thank KulKat5

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