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A different place to visit especially for a small hiking with friends. The views are spectacular... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2017
Los Gatos, California
A great place to hike on a hot day

I was hesitant to give Castle Rock a good review as I'd like to keep it to myself! This is a very... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2017
Los Gatos, California
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Hike through a mile of trail in the Castle Rock State Park to reach these 50-foot waterfalls.
Los Gatos, CA
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Great place to climb, walk or hike and bouldering, Bring hiking shoes... Also bring water, hot and don't go off the paths. Also pick up your garbage if you being it in pack it out.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

Went on this hike to see the castle rock falls, although best to see in cooler months with more rainfall. The views are amazing and photos don't do it justice. You can see for miles over the forest it is amazing.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank rob2mey
Reviewed July 5, 2017

A different place to visit especially for a small hiking with friends. The views are spectacular but the falls don't have much water going but overall a good place.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 3, 2017

Maybe after a severe rainstorm there will be a falls. But California has been in a terrible 10 year drought. Finally a good wet winter! I will be going there again shortly and may change this review. Don't get me wrong the park is magnificent...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Douglas S
Reviewed May 28, 2017

I was hesitant to give Castle Rock a good review as I'd like to keep it to myself! This is a very unique place-like most little micro-spots in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I love the history and diversity of the paths and how easy it...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank nicolegall
Reviewed September 19, 2016

very close from the Silicon Valley, merely 30-40 min by car on scenic highway 9. only about 1.3 mile hike from the parking lot. Nice view that is much better after rain, but nice shady hiking path

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

Went a few weeks ago with my husbands and 3 kids ages 16,13 and 10. It's just under a mile mostly down, which means mostly up on the way out, but it's not bad. Unfortunately it wasn't a waterfall...just a trickle, but it's a very...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank sumsuz68
Reviewed November 14, 2015

This is a great family hike. We've done it with kids as young as 6, who did beautifully. The waterfall is a nice destination, but sometimes dull if there is no water (remember the drought? ) But if you really want to challenge yourself, continue...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank KCV123
Reviewed October 28, 2015

Castle rock is beautiful. You don't really have to be in that good of shape but the choice is yours. there are many paths that will suit your level of activity. Its just beautiful in the winter .....just watch out for the poison oak.

Date of experience: November 2014
2  Thank Laurie H
Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a little park tucked away in the Los Gatos mountains, easily accessed by car. The hikes are only moderately strenuous, but offer everything from rocks you can scramble up to vistas as far as the eye can see.

Date of experience: May 2015
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