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Address: 15000 Skyline Blvd., Los Gatos, CA
Phone Number: 650/867-2952
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6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Activities: Hiking, Backpacking, Rock climbing
Description: This popular park is ideal for hikers, backpackers, and rock climbers, and...
This popular park is ideal for hikers, backpackers, and rock climbers, and perfect for day trips.
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Great place for families

We took little kids and did the .3 mile hike to Castle Rock. It was an easy hike and we even had a stroller. The kids and adults loved climbing around the rocks and watching the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
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Bountiful, Utah
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Bountiful, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We took little kids and did the .3 mile hike to Castle Rock. It was an easy hike and we even had a stroller. The kids and adults loved climbing around the rocks and watching the rock climbers.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Whenever I have guests coming through the area, I always bring them here because I think it really shows off the beauty of California's nature. We always stop by the rocks under Goat Rock to admire the park. Make sure to leave time for photo taking because the trail has really interesting formations!

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Fremont, California
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2,276 reviews 2,276 reviews
1,391 attraction reviews
1,312 helpful votes 1,312 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We like to go to Castle Rock State Park and do hiking there. There is over 32 miles of hiking and horse back riding trails. The park is pretty with redwoods, Douglas-fir, and madrone. There are steep canyons with unusual rock formations. These rock formations are very popular with rock climbers. We enjoy watching them do their climbs.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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114 reviews 114 reviews
45 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Tired of visiting city parks in the San Jose area, my wife and I had an excursion to Castle Rock State Park located in Los Gatos, about 30 miles from where we stayed in Sunnyvale of the Silicon Valley. Driving in the zigzag way full of woods and by cliffs in the mist of the Los Gatos Mountain is already... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This park has great hikes and rock climbing. Camping here is not the best as the grounds are exposed. Find a campground elsewhere and just drive to the park.

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Newport Beach, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I lived here in these mountains for most of my life. It is truly a beautiful place. It's nice to come out for a walk any time of year. Plenty of green, trees, and boulders. It is a nice getaway close to town.

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Los Altos, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Great loop hike from the parking lot to the campground and back. In warm weather, take the Saratoga Gap trail out and the Ridge trail back. The lower Saratoga trail is more exposed and has more difficult bits, and then you can return on the much shadier Ridge trail. The entire trip is 5.5 miles, but you shorten it at... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a must for anybody visiting the Santa Cruz mountains. First parking is bad on weekends. The lot fills up quick, $8 to park i think. I always park on the side of the road,no fee. Even for a short hike you must see the rock formations. Hard to believe that where made by the ocean. If you want... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Just a light hike up and you are in the midst of wonderful rock formations. Fantastic hike for kids and adults.

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Wildberg, Germany
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I hiked Castle Rock State Park for the second time with my cousin, his wife and her dad and we had a great time exploring the area, enjoying the trees, nature and great views. I highly recommend going here and enjoying a few hours in the Santa Cruz mountains.

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