» 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 Saratoga Gap Parking Lot (3.1 miles): Cross Hwy 35 and turn left onto Skyline Trail (3.1 miles) to reach the trailhead.
Saratoga Gap / Long Ridge (3.8 miles): From the trail head, follow Saratoga Gap Trail (1.7 miles) → Bay Area Ridge Trail (0.3 miles) to reach Highway 35. Cross over the highway. Then enter Long Ridge Open Space Preserve. Follow Bay Area Ridge Trail (0.1 miles) → Achistaca Trail (1.7 miles) to reach an intersection with Skyline to the Sea Trail.
To Beekhuis Road Trail (2.9 miles): Turn right on Skyline to the Sea Trail (1.5 miles). Cross Highway 9 again to continue along Skyline to the Sea Trail (1.5 miles). At this point, there is a junction with Beekhuis Road Trail. In Nov 2012, this junction was unmarked. We continued, hoping to reach 'Cutoff Trail', which was shown on the VirtualParks trail map. However, we never came across any such junction. Turning left on the unmarked junction with Beekhuis Road Trail is important, otherwise, you will continue walking on Skyline to the Sea Trail for 2.6 miles to reach Waterman Gap Trail Camp.
To Castle Rock Park HQ (7.6 miles): Turn left on Beekhuis Road Trail (0.4 miles) left on Saratoga Toll Road (0.8 miles). Turn right on Travertine Springs Trail (2.0 miles) → right on Saratoga Gap Trail (3.4 miles) → right on Castle Rock Loop (1.0 miles) to reach Castle Rock Park HQ.