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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 6 Attractions in Dunsmuir
Type: State Parks
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Melbourne, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The Crags are a must see for anyone who loves hiking and rock climbing. It's a long hike out to The Ogre with many other climbs in the vicinity of varying skill levels, but a really great hike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This place is picturess, has great hikes and stunning views! Lots of options and you get great scenery from your car but get out and walk for the best experiences. One hike has a 2000 foot elevation gain and is a bear! But the pain is so worth it! You will really enjoy the vistas and this is Mother Nature... More

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San Francisco, California
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We camped for two nights at Castle Crags over the labor day weekend. Great camping spot. Restrooms were super-clean. There is a convenience store and a gas station just outside the park. The park itself was great. We went for the "Crags trail to castle dome". This is a pretty strenuous hike. Do not go with kids ! It is... More

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Redding, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The park was so clean and well takencre of. Yhe ranger was very helpful. The trail were gorgeouse. It was nice to have a variety of trails to fit the days needs. This was a family day trip so we were able to get a couple trails done and have a nice picnic lunch. Next time we're camping we did... More

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Chico, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you like to hike, or just appreciate outstanding views, Castle Crags is a great place to go. We'd driven past the Crags on I-5 for years before we decided to stop at the park on a trip to Mt. Shasta. We climbed to the top, which is about 3 miles and 2,000 feet of climbing. It was a bear.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We only stopped here for about 1/2 hour on our way north but it was a pleasant place to picnic. The view of the Castle Crags was spectacular. It was hot, but there was a nice shady picnic spot with picnic tables and restrooms (flush toilets!) close to the entrance. Yellow jackets were a bit of a pest but we... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We really liked the campground at Castle Crags State Park. We found a camp site which was quite private and secluded, in a hollow down a little ramp from the parking space, and near enough to the showers to be convenient (site 43). It had great shade from the trees. You do hear the sound of the freeway constantly in... More

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Gold River, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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44 helpful votes 44 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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22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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