15000 Skyline Boulevard, Los Gatos California 95033
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.
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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12/10 Coming to The Los Gatos area
Arden Fair Sacramento CA March30-April18 Open the doors to Arden Fair and step inside. Here you'll find contemporary fashions, jewelry, accessories and brand name merchandise at over 165 specialty stores, plus Nordstrom's, Macy's, Sears, and JC Penney. Arden Fair also has a number of terrific restaurants, everything from fast food to fine dining. And it's completely enclosed, so it's always a comfortable 70 degrees inside no matter what it's like outside.
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Santa Cruz CA April13-May11 A festival of baroque music.
Oakland Greek Festival Oakland CA May17-19 Wonderful aromas of Souklavia and Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
California Exposition & State Fair Sacramento CA June12-28 The Cal Expo is the site of the California State Fair. All year Satellite Wagering, Waterworld USA, Paradise Island Fun Center and an RV Park are just a few of the features of the Cal Expo.The first State Fair was held in 1854 in San Francisco at the old Music Hall. The fair offered premiums (prizes) for its competitions and included such agricultural exhibits such as 2-inch-long peanuts, 72-pound beets and a 10-pound carrot that was longer than 3 feet. Horseracing was part of that first fair and has continued to be a part of the fair ever since.
Bach Festival Carmel CA July13-27 Multiple performances of works by Bach.
Midsummer Mozart Festival San Francisco CA July18-28 Organized in 1974, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart.