Castle Rock State Park, Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail

Location: Los Gatos, Santa Clara County
Hike Date: 2017, June 1, Thursday
Hike Stats:
5.33 miles, 2 hours 25 minutes, 1079 feet elevation gain

Summit Meadow Trail

Attractive lichen-covered boulders and sandstone rock outcrops add to the scenic value of this area.


For other routes in Castle Rock State Park, see Hike in Castle Rock State Park – Saratoga Gap Trail.

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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. – https://www.parks.ca.gov/
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Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Location: Boulder Creek, Santa Cruz County
Hike Date
: 2015, September 6, Sunday
* 8.7 miles, 3.5 hours, 2287 feet
* Dool Trail Sunset Trail – Timms Creek Trail – Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail

Repeat Visit
: 2016, July 30, Saturday (Sleep Late and Hike Meetup)
* 9.5 miles, 5.5 hours
* Berry Creek Falls Loop: Dool Trail – Sunset Trail – Berry Creek Falls Trail – Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail – Sunset Trail – Dool Trail

Big Basin Redwoods State Park
“These trees, because of their size and antiquity, were among the natural wonders of the world and should be saved for posterity.” –Andrew P. Hill, 1899 (Source: Big Basin Redwoods State Park official brochure)
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