Castle Rock Hike from Park HQ - Route III
7.0 miles     1000 ft
5 Nov 2011

Pleasant, shaded walk through Castle Rock.

Location: Castle Rock State Park

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Good for trails near Park HQ. Other trails are not shown in this map.

» Official Trail MAp: Shows all parts of the park. Mileage and contour information missing.

» Redwood Hikes Map: Bay Area Trail Map: Saratoga to Big Basin, First edition, 2010. This is an excellent map sold by Dave Baselt ($6.95 in Dec 2011). This map is useful for exploring many parks in this area. Highly recommended for avid hikers.


To Loghry Woods (1.8 miles): From Castle Rock Park HQ, cross Hwy 35 and walk straight to Indian Rock, circumavigate the rock and return to Hwy 35 (0.3 miles). Turn right on Sklyine Trail (1.5 miles), turn left and cross Hwy 35 to hop onto Loghry Woods Trail.

To Castle Rock Park HQ (5.2 miles): Folow Loghry Woods Trail (1.8 miles) → right on Service Road Trail (0.1 miles) → left on Saratoga Gap Trail (2.5 miles) → right on Castle Rock Trail (0.8 miles) to reach Park HQ.


Location: along Skyline Blvd (Hwy 35), 2.5 miles to the east of intersection with Big Basin Way (Hwy 9) . No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From Highway 85, take Saratoga Ave exit. Go south along Saratoga Ave. Continue on Big Basin Way (CA-9) → Left on Skyline Blvd (CA-35). After 2.5 miles on Skyline Blvd, free parking space is available right outside the park entrance.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: November 2011)

Capacity: Around 15 cars can be parked outside the park entrance for free. Paid parking inside the park.

Latitude: 37.230764     Longitude: -122.095324

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