Castle Rock State Park

State: Northern California

Short Name: Castle Rock SP

Address 1: 15000 Skyline Blvd.

City: Los Gatos

Zip: 95033

Phone: 408-867-2952

Open all Year: Yes

Number of Sites: 20

Camp URL:

Full Hook: Yes

Free: No

About: Along the crest of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Castle Rock State Park embraces coast redwood, Douglas-fir, and madrone forest, most of which has been left in its wild, natural state. Steep canyons are sprinkled with unusual rock formations that are popular with rock climbers. The forest here is lush and mossy, crisscrossed by 32 miles of hiking and horseback riding trails. These trails are part of an even more extensive trail system that links the Santa Clara and San Lorenzo valleys with Castle Rock State Park, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, and the Pacific Coast.

Directions: The park is located on Highway 35, just 2 1/2 miles southeast of the junction with Highway 9.