Castle Crags State Park, Castella

#172 of 399 in Nature in California
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  • 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 m...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 trai...  more »
  • Castle Crags is in the CA State Park system. It is gorgeous park with many options for visitors. The short trail is very stroller friendly and handicap accessible following a paved path as it brings one to a viewpoint of the Crags and Mt Shasta. It is well worth the drive. The road to the viewpoint is narrow and one way, but as it winds through a beautiful forest ever increasing in elevation, only one thought was on my mind. What if. Most of the road is not passable to an incoming vehicle and that kind of puzzled me. It must be a nightmare of a situation on busy weekends. That said, luckily I didn't have to back up either direction. And the view was well worth it. The viewpoint parking lot is very small and probably fills very quickly at peak times. For those with more time, the day trip (4-6 hours depending on stride) to Castle Dome is awesome. It is challenging as it is pretty much an uphill slog, and very hot and dry in the summer (bring plenty of water on this trail). If you summit Castle Done, with or without ropes, the view is magnificent. It's well worth your effort if scaling rock formations is on your to-do list.
  • This is a beautiful park. The Castle Crags Trail is a bit of a challenge but we made it with my six year old son. There are several other trails and loop trail options to choose from as well. We will definitely be going back.
  • Beautiful park and campground. You can drive to the top vista point and then take a quick and easy hike to the overlook. Beautiful views of the Crags and Mt.Shasta. There are also areas to picnic and other trails to hike that get you closer to the Crags. Worth a stop!
  • Wow stunning view of this place very easy to drive up to with a very short walk to this amazing view there were telescopes to use as well wish we had more time will come back next year and explore this area for sure.
  • One of my favorite parks to go for hiking. Goi ng to the top is challenging yet not to difficult and time to consuming for average hiking. The views of the surrounding landscape is amazing. Does not allow dogs in the park with is a downside.
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