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Castle Crags State Park

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20022 Castle Creek Rd, Latitude/Longitude: 41.1852 / -122.3427, Castella, CA 96017
+1 530-235-2684
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Superb Time at Castle Crags State Park

We had a fun time at Castle Crags State Park. We liked hiking the trails to see Mt. Shasta. There... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fremont, California
Note from the camp hosts (not representing CA or the park)

This is our second summer hosting here and the hiking possibilities are nearly endless. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mount Shasta, California
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
20022 Castle Creek Rd, Latitude/Longitude: 41.1852 / -122.3427, Castella, CA 96017
+1 530-235-2684
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fun time at Castle Crags State Park. We liked hiking the trails to see Mt. Shasta. There is a a nice campground. Weather was perfect for sightseeing.

Thank mini
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our second summer hosting here and the hiking possibilities are nearly endless. The Pacific Coast Trail (PCT) intersects the park thus you can load up and head south to Mexico (1400mi) or north to Canada (1100mi). The park connects to the wilderness area...More

3  Thank xmindbender
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to do the Crags Trail, roughly 2800 feet of elevation gain within 2 miles. We started at noon and finished at about 4. Did I finish it? Yes. Was I hurting, hell yes. But I recommend that you do this...More

Thank Brenda327
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were waiting for some predictable weather, however it wasn't looking like we'd get it so we ventured off with heavy clouds and some rain to Castle Crags. We had the entire 5.4 mile r/t to ourselves. The Trinity-Shasta Forrest was beautiful...More

1  Thank Steve H
Reviewed April 21, 2017

There are a number of trail options depending on how much time you have and how steep a walk you wnant. We wanted quick and easy. Entrance was $8 and a pay your own way in an envelope, so bring cash and change. They had...More

1  Thank Carrie R
Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

We got there at 1 ish. Drove up to the parking lot. Very little parking lot. Took the Castle Crag hike 2.7 miles. It's a great hike with beautiful views. The majority of the hike is up hill. Some parts are climbing on rocks &...More

Thank PokeSnaza
Reviewed March 14, 2017

wow - what a hike: just over 5 miles from the parking lot to awesome, up close views of Castle Crags and also a couple of places along the way and at the top to catch distant views of Mt Shasta if you take the...More

Thank 3waytieforlast
Reviewed January 27, 2017

Don't know what challenging trail people are talking about - I think it was about a half mile with an easy grade up, smooth and wide. At the top was a picnic table and incredible views of both the Castle Crags, which kind of reminds...More

Thank Roadtoadies
Reviewed January 17, 2017

This is a review of the park for a quick lunch stop. You have to pay a fee (not ideal for a quick visit) and the drive to the viewpoint is longer without a great payoff. I'd love to do the hike if stopping for...More

Thank Kristin W
Reviewed November 17, 2016

This is a beautiful hike with an amazing reward at the end. Be aware that it is challenging; I passed families with crying children on the way back. The views and landscape at the top are beautiful. Also worth the side trip (1/2 mile round...More

1  Thank Kyle M
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I'm coming down to Dunsmuir via Amtrak. I understand I cannot hike along I-5 to the Park, nor is there a legal path or trail from Dunsmuir (because you cannot walk along the tracks and must still cross the Sacramento river). Is there a bus that stops at the park?
August 23, 2016|
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Response from Kari P | Reviewed this property |
You can hike. On the EAST side of the freeway, between the freeway and the river, there are regular roads you can walk straight from Dunsmuir to Castle Crags park. You can cross under the freeway and into the campground at... More
Can you drive up to castle crag? Not on the peaks but closer than the interstate?
July 4, 2015|
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Response from Steven C | Reviewed this property |
From the main entrance you can drive up a road that becomes very narrow and winding at the end to a parking lot, with a very short walk (less than a mile, probably less than a half mile) to a wonderful vista point. You can... More