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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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An Experience to Remember

Castle Crags was the most incredible hikes I have ever experienced. I am certain to go back because there are many, many trails to follow. I followed Kettlebelly Trail on my first... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Jeff E
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Redding, California
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Redding, California
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76 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Castle Crags was the most incredible hikes I have ever experienced. I am certain to go back because there are many, many trails to follow. I followed Kettlebelly Trail on my first visit. It was an experience I will not soon forget. My best guess is I walked 5 miles but it was not overly taxing. The majority of the... More 

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Livermore, California
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38 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

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 

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1 Thank Harry B
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

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

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

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.

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Ashland, Oregon
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102 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

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.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

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.

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Richmond
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 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 

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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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.

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Adelaide, Australia
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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!

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San Mateo, California
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28 attraction reviews
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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!

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