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Along the crest of the Santa Cruz mountains, Castle Rock State Park embraces 3,600 acres of coast redwood, Douglas fir, and forest, most of which has been left in its wild, natural state. Steep canyons are sprinkled with unusual rock formations that are popular with rock climbers. The forest here is lush and mossy, criss-crossed by 32 miles of hiking and horseback riding trails. They are part of an even more extensive system of trails that links the Santa Clara an d San Lorenzo valleys with Castle Rock, Big Basin Redwoods State Park and the Pacific Coast.

Primitive campsites for hikers are the only overnight facilities. Equestrians are urged to call ahead for current trail information, and smokers are advised that, due to high fire hazard, smoking is prohibited on the trails within Castle Rock State Park. Dogs are not allowed on the trails or in the campground. The park is located on Highway 35, 2.5 miles SE of the junction with Hwy 9.

Location: 15000 Skyline Boulevard, Los Gatos California 95033 Telephone 831-867-2952

Other California State Parks nearby:
(Boulder Creek) Big Basin Redwoods State Park
(Livermore) Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area
(Los Gatos) Castle Rock State Park
(Hollister) Hollister Hills State Recreation Area
(La Selva Beach) Manresa Uplands State Beach
(Montara) Point Montara Light Station


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