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Castle Crags State Park

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Address: 20022 Castle Creek Rd, Latitude/Longitude: 41.1852 / -122.3427, Castella, CA 96017
Phone Number: +1 530-235-2684
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Great hike, challenging

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kyle M
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Ashland, Oregon
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Ashland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 trip) into Indian Springs for a water bottle refill from the spring there.

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Mount Shasta, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Castle Crags is a great little state park with most of the terrain being vertical. The campground is standard State Park, you may be able to hear I5 in some spots. Castle Creek is on the opposite side of the road from the campground - there are some short walks here, lots of bird life and lots of pretty everything.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing beautiful place. Your coming around a corner in the mountains and out of nowhere are these beautiful rock formations.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I would say Vista point is a great spot you have excellent views of both Mount Shasta and the Crags. If your lucky like us no one is there and very peaceful. Very easy walk from the parking lot. However the last mile is a winding uphill one lane road - the sign says. The only problem is there is... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We stopped just for the hike "Crags trail to Castle Dome." It is a climb up 2200 feet over 2.75 miles, pretty steep with the top including a little scrambling over a rocky trail. Bring water and be prepared for exercise. At the top you will be rewarded with great views or Shasta to the North and a panorama of... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

As you drive north on US 5 on your way to Oregon, before you get to Mt Shasta, you will see a spectacular granite spires rising 6000 ft. You have to pay to get in, but it is worth the stop. The park is surprisingly large and camping, hiking and fishing are abundant. However, even if you are just driving... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We spent 3 days here and went to all the easy trails with our kids (3, 6, 8). We loved the trails, the views, the river! But we had awful experience with bees. There are many!!!! It was almost impossible to prepare food and especially eat it. We had to keep moving around trying to escape the bees. 2 of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

1.) If you're travelling with someone in a wheelchair...despite the advertising that it's accessible, you can't get a wheelchair into the toilets. No way, not happening. 2.) We were in tent site 13; it's supposed to house 8 people. No way, not happening. Luckily, there was only 1 adult and 3 kids. 3.) There are some accessible trails and those... More 

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Kings Beach, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We just camped for one night, so didn't get to experience the great things that I'm sure this park has to offer. But we did experience the appallingly bad "amenities." The bathrooms are broken down with peeling paint. The showers, for which we paid in quarters, are crumbling with cold, trickling water. We are CA residents, but had just camped... More 

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The dome hike is great. It is quite strenuous with a 2,135 foot elevation gain. The total distance is about 5.5 miles. Part of the hike is shaded, but a good part is exposed so go early and bring a lot of water. The trail is quite rocky in parts. The views are amazing. In addition to the crags, there... More 

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