Castle Rock State Park, Saratoga Gap Trail

Location: Los Gatos, Santa Clara County
Hike Date: 2017, June 10, Saturday
Hike Stats
: 5.4 miles, 4 hours, 1700 feet

Previous Visit: 2015, October 4, Sunday

One of the Sandstone Outcrops on the Saratoga Gap Trail

Exquisite sandstone formations and sculpted caves are among the treasured features within this park’s vast wilderness.

For my previous trip to this state park in 2015, check out this post.
For other trails in Castle Rock State Park, check out this post on Skyline to the Sea Trail.

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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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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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