Published June 1999
by Sempervirens Fund .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
Castle Rock State Park is a 5,acre (2, ha) state park of California, USA, located along the crest of the Santa Cruz Mountains and almost entirely in Santa Cruz County, with parts extending into Santa Clara County and San Mateo County. It embraces coast redwood, Douglas fir, and madrone forest, most of which has been left in its wild, natural on: Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, and San . Map 1 includes the entire network of trails connecting Castle Rock, Big Basin Redwoods, and Portola Redwoods State Parks. Map 2 includes Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Butano Redwoods State Park, Año Nuevo State Reserve, and all internal and connecting trails. Call us at () to order a map today! Trail Guidebooks. The Skyline to the Sea Trail is a local treasure! The trail is beautiful and well marked. And hiking under the canopy of the redwoods makes it a comfortable hike, even on hot days. Watch your step as there are often banana slugs on the trail. And the 3 waterfalls on the Berry 5/5(18). ** Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail ( miles) This 3-day hike, which features the best of Big Basin’s redwoods, is the most popular backpacking route in the Santa Cruz Mountains. ** Slippery Rock ( miles) This relatively easy hike includes some decent old-growth redwood scenery, plus a walk up an algae-covered rock face.
Castle Rock, Big Basin, Portola, Butano, and Ano Nuevo State Parks are fully covered, as are many regional parks of the South Skyline Boulevard area, such as Fremont Older Open Space Preserve, Upper Stevens Creek County Park, Sanborn County Park, and El Sereno Open Space Preserve. The map includes the entire Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail.5/5(1). At Big Basin Redwoods State Park, that outlook might help hikers who venture through the park on the mile Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail, to Berry Creek and its three backcountry waterfalls, or to. Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA Review Highlights. “Good Alternative to Muir Woods” We were driving up to San Francisco from the Monterey Bay area and wanted to stop and see the read more. Reviewed 5 days ago. Skagway, Alaska. “Good for hiking” We walked what is probably the longest round trip hike, via Berry Creek /5(). The park’s 34 miles of rugged trails conveniently connect to an extensive trail system that links the Santa Clara and San Lorenzo valleys to nearby Big Basin Redwoods State Park and open space preserves on the Skyline to the Sea Trail. Basic Park Information *Please note there is no visitor center or store facilities at Castle Rock.
It includes Portola Redwoods State Park, Castle Rock State Park, and Big Basin Redwoods State Park, among others. The connecting thread in the two map sheets is the Skyline to the Sea Trail. The folding sheet has the actual map on one side and trail descriptions and an area map on the other. The sheet itself is ruggedized and water repellent.4/5(2). My friend and I hiked the Skyline to the Sea trail starting at Castle Rock State Park and ending at Waddell Beach. This took us 32 miles over 3 days and 2 nights. We camped at Waterman Gap Trail Camp on our first night there. It was peaceful and quiet. We actually went in January so the forest was wet and s: 1. Four trail camps are now open with reduced services: Lane and Jay near Rancho del Oso at Big Basin Redwoods, Slate Creek in Portola Redwoods, and Trail Camp at Castle Rock. Insider’s note: From. The map needed for Castle Rock Park alone is the map for the first part of the Skyline to the Sea Trail. The entire trail comes in two maps, with the second covering Big Basin. You can send ahead for the two-part maps with a stamped self-addressed envelope to the ranger at Castle Rock State Park, Skyline Blvd., Los Gatos, CA