Castle Rock State Park
27 locals recommend ·
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Easy and fun hike in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Or you can extend the hike and get more aggressive. Stay prepared with water and food, and say hi to the mountain lions...
Great views and incredible rock formations for hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking.
Great candidate for a short 1 day hiking trip. On top of the mountain you can get to have a birds-eye views of the Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay.
Miles and miles of beautiful hiking and running trails. Rock climbing. Redwoods and waterfalls.
Most breathtaking hiking trails I've ever been to- There are multiple trails.
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