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Castle Crags State Park

  • 20022 Castle Creek Rd. Map It
  • Castella
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

Named for its 6,000-foot glacier-polished crags, which were formed by volcanic activity centuries ago, this park offers fishing on the upper Sacramento River, hiking in the backcountry, and a view of Mt. Shasta. The crags draw climbers and hikers from around the world. The 4,350-acre park has 28 miles of hiking trails, including a 2¾-mile access trail to Castle Crags Wilderness, part of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. There are excellent trails at lower altitudes, too, including the 1-mile Indian Creek Nature Loop Trail (near the entrance), whose theme is the local water cycle.

Sight Information


6 miles south of Dunsmuir, Castella/Castle Crags exit off I–5, 20022 Castle Creek Rd., Castella, California, 96017, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $8 per vehicle, day use

Published 07/06/2016


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