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Castle Crags State Park

20022 Castle Creek Rd, Latitude/Longitude: 41.1852 / -122.3427, Castella, CA 96017
+1 530-235-2684
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The Crags!

End of day visit with little people meant no true hiking but a nice stroll up to vista point - a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
CaliGirl510
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Alameda, California
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Great vista of the mountain ranges

Even if you don't come to hike or camp, don't miss a visit to this park. As a state park, there is... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
kirstine2013
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San Francisco, California
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“vista point” (15 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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+1 530-235-2684
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

End of day visit with little people meant no true hiking but a nice stroll up to vista point - a whopping .25 mile walk with 48 feet of elevation. The views!!! Spectacular vistas of the Crags and Mt Shasta.

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Even if you don't come to hike or camp, don't miss a visit to this park. As a state park, there is a fee to enter but it's well worth it. At vista point, you get the chance to experience 3 different magnificent mountain groups...More

1  Thank kirstine2013
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Being a state park it does cost about $10.00 to enter the grounds and we really couldn't find much to do except drive up to the view point. We aren't hikers so we weren't interested in any long trails so we parked in the view...More

2  Thank ragsdad
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Fantastic area to get a rest rom the freeway. The area from Redding to the Oregon border is beautiful. Don't just drive through wishing you had time to stop and relax. Plan for it. Lots of hiking trails for all abilities, great fishing early season...More

3  Thank James J
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

We visited on a Sunday in July specifically to hike to the crags. In order to save 900 feet, we started at the vista point and we were glad we did. There is a pit toilet and picnic tables at the vista point. You can...More

2  Thank TulaKitty
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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We hike in to the park and hiked out. The tent sites for pct hikers is not very level. The bathroom is good with sinks and soap. Showers are available which use tokens purchased at park headquarters. 25 cents for two minutes but you have...More

Thank Carl F
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We camped here for the July weekend and were very impressed with the well laid out and appointed camp ground. There is a lovely river near the camp ground where we braved the very cold water to cool down from the excessive heat. The heat...More

1  Thank KimEtalem
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

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.

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Reviewed 4 June 2017

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

6  Thank xmindbender
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

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
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TC72311
23 August 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
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funplace
4 July 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
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