Castle Rock State Park

Location: Los Gatos, Santa Clara County
Hike Date: 2015, October 4
Hike Stats
: 5.9 miles, 3.5 hours, 2108 feet elevation gain

Repeat Visit: 2017, June 10

Castle Rock State Park
Castle Rock State Park is a place of abundant solitude, wilderness, high cliffs, and sweeping vistas. Unique patterns on weathered sandstone, lush forests, and stream-fed canyons make up the park’s diverse features. –

There is limited parking inside the gated parking lot. While there was the option to park on the street, we felt more comfortable in waiting for someone to leave to park inside.

Castle Rock State Park Entrance

The trailhead is right next to the parking lot.

Saratoga Gap Trail
Saratoga Gap Trail
Saratoga Gap Trail
Sweeping Views from the Saratoga Gap Trail
Rock Climbers on the Goat Rock
Ridge Trail


No matter the pain and exhaustion, we were happy we had hiked here and resolved to come again better prepared.

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