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Castle Rock Falls

Los Gatos, CA
+1 408-867-2952
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Superb Hike

A different place to visit especially for a small hiking with friends. The views are spectacular... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Los Gatos, California
Falls rarely has any water going over it

Maybe after a severe rainstorm there will be a falls. But California has been in a terrible 10 year... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
San Francisco, California
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Hike through a mile of trail in the Castle Rock State Park to reach these 50-foot waterfalls.
  • Excellent15%
  • Very good55%
  • Average23%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
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Los Gatos, CA
+1 408-867-2952
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

A different place to visit especially for a small hiking with friends. The views are spectacular but the falls don't have much water going but overall a good place.

Thank lucymL9027OF
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Maybe after a severe rainstorm there will be a falls. But California has been in a terrible 10 year drought. Finally a good wet winter! I will be going there again shortly and may change this review. Don't get me wrong the park is magnificent...More

Thank TravelDocD
Reviewed 28 May 2017

I was hesitant to give Castle Rock a good review as I'd like to keep it to myself! This is a very unique place-like most little micro-spots in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I love the history and diversity of the paths and how easy it...More

Thank nicolegall
Reviewed 19 September 2016

very close from the Silicon Valley, merely 30-40 min by car on scenic highway 9. only about 1.3 mile hike from the parking lot. Nice view that is much better after rain, but nice shady hiking path

1  Thank SiliconGuy101
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Went a few weeks ago with my husbands and 3 kids ages 16,13 and 10. It's just under a mile mostly down, which means mostly up on the way out, but it's not bad. Unfortunately it wasn't a waterfall...just a trickle, but it's a very...More

1  Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 14 November 2015

This is a great family hike. We've done it with kids as young as 6, who did beautifully. The waterfall is a nice destination, but sometimes dull if there is no water (remember the drought? ) But if you really want to challenge yourself, continue...More

Thank KCV123
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Castle rock is beautiful. You don't really have to be in that good of shape but the choice is yours. there are many paths that will suit your level of activity. Its just beautiful in the winter .....just watch out for the poison oak.

2  Thank Laurie H
Reviewed 19 May 2015

This is a little park tucked away in the Los Gatos mountains, easily accessed by car. The hikes are only moderately strenuous, but offer everything from rocks you can scramble up to vistas as far as the eye can see.

Thank U N
Reviewed 26 January 2014

Hiking the trail was nice, but the falls are unremarkable. Decent spot for a lunch break. Start early in the day for mist filled views.

Thank L S
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Lots of trails, lots to do. Waterfall, rocks to climb, bridges to cross. View of Monterey Bay. Lots of visitors, limited parking. Be sure to get out before sundown! We took longer climbing all over Goat Rock and almost got a ticket when we got...More

1  Thank liquid_elements
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