Castle Crags State Park

  • Picnic
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Accessible Parking
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Hiking
  • Camping

Features

  • Picnic
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Accessible Parking
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Hiking
  • Camping

Information

Website:
visit link
Address:
20022 Castle Creek Rd, Castella, CA 96017
Region:
Shasta Cascade
Phone:
Info: (530) 235-2684
Hours:
Sunrise to Sunset
Dogs:
In restricted areas
Dogs allowed only in parking lot, paved roadway, campgrounds. Dogs not allowed on trails or day-use areas.
Last Visited:
March 2022

Castle Crags State Park, named for the 6,000-feet tall glacier-polished projecting rocks, offers a variety of camping, picnicking, and 28 miles of trails but only Vista Point and Root Creek trail are accessible. Both are reached from the Vista Point parking area. It's located 48 miles north of Redding along I-5.

Trails and Pathways

Trail:
Root Creek Trail
Trailhead Location:
Vista Point
Trail Length:
1-2 total miles
Typical Width:
4 ft. & above
Typical Grade:
Gentle
Typical Terrain:
Firm
Trail Overview: Excellent 1-mile out and back trail (2 miles total) through coniferous forest with periodic benches and interpretive panels that ends at a creek. The trail includes a short boardwalk over an upland natural spring area and shares a short section with the Pacific Crest Trail. The surface is mostly compact dirt but there was one rocky area and I ran into a little mud as there had been recent rainfall. There are some trickier spots where it was a little bit narrow, but nothing my permobil F3 corpus couldn't handle.
Trail:
Vista Point Trail
Trailhead Location:
Vista Point parking lot
Trail Length:
Under one mile total
Typical Width:
4 ft. & above
Typical Grade:
Level
Typical Terrain:
Firm
Trail Overview: This short ‘out-and-back’ accessible trail leads a quarter-mile to an overlook with fabulous views of three distinct volcanic features: Castle Crags, Mount Shasta, and Gray Rocks. The overlook has accessible picnic tables, bench, interpretive panel, and viewing scope.
More Info: one section has a 10% grade

Accessibility Features

The facilities listed below meet all of our access criteria unless otherwise noted.
Accessible Parking:
Yes – designated accessible parking, van accessible, firm, level or slope no greater than 2%;

There are 2 accessible trails located at the Vista Point parking lot. The lot is paved and level with 3 van accessible spots.


Accessible Restroom:
Yes – At parking lot

Accessible Picnic Table:
Yes – firm & stable path to tables, firm & stable surface, 27" or greater knee clearance; Located at the top of the .3 mile accessible vista point trail. Great views of the crags and Mount Shasta.

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