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Amazing views!

We have hiked this moderate to advanced hike, a few times now and let me tell you we are in LOVE... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Nice walks

A lot of trails to walk with miscellaneous difficulties and times. Beautiful vistas at the... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
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“vista point”(19 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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20022 Castle Creek Rd, Latitude/Longitude: 41.1852 / -122.3427, Castella, CA 96017
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

We have hiked this moderate to advanced hike, a few times now and let me tell you we are in LOVE with the views and the rock formation. It is just stunning! The main trail to the top of the Crags is pretty well marked...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank cfrey917
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

A lot of trails to walk with miscellaneous difficulties and times. Beautiful vistas at the surrounding mountains even when some were hidden due to the heavy smoke surrounding the area. Specially up at the Vista Point it was so serene and quiet. Park continues on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank eva1500
Reviewed August 2, 2018

There is a great view o the crags from the park entrance and a short drive takes you to a trail head where you can take an easy walk to as vista point. It was worth the time to see these amazing formations.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank keith j
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Beautiful view but the road to the top is terrifying - one lane and cars going both directions. Honestly I would have rather parked and walked up it if that was possible. Drivers do not know how to navigate a road like this and didn't...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank SheWhoTravelsTooMuch
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Castle crags is a good place to go for last minute camping. The views are beautiful and there is a river to play in as well as a mountain to climb. Campfires were allowed, there were clean bathrooms and showers (token operated). The staff was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lyna L
Reviewed June 25, 2018

As photographers we wanted the best view of Shasta Mountain and we were told that we'd find that at the viewpoint of Castle Crags State Park. $8 later, we found that it was just ok (after seeing other vantage points). From Castle Crags were were...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bakerfortress
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Always spellbound when we get a glimpse of the Crags! This time we opted for the short drive off of I-5 to the State Park viewpoint. Well worth the diversion although it required an easy 1 mile hike! Rewarded with photo op that included a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Wintheday
Reviewed June 10, 2018

Yes - as many other reviewers have stated, it is very sad that the park is so close to I-5 and you can hear its traffic from anywhere you camp in the park. That being said, the park is still very beautiful, peaceful, and clean....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Mike5466
Reviewed May 26, 2018

We have camped her 3 or 4 times on our way from California to Oregon or Washington. We are never disappointed. This trip was early in the season, so it was a quiet experience. Our site was #26 which had an easy pull in/out for...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank gdr23
Reviewed March 27, 2018

Quick trip into the park. Something I have always wanted to do while driving between Washington and Southern California - the family trip. This time I stopped. At the end of the road into the park is a lot with a trail up to a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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June 3, 2018|
Response from CaliGirl510 | Reviewed this property |
We drove to the lookout and parked (note: it's a very small lot). Easy 1/4 mile (?) walk from the parking lot to the lookout. Our little ones were able to easily handle it.