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Hike Details for Castle Rock

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Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area
Castle Rock

Castle Rock
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City: Walnut Creek
Region: EastBay
Park: Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area

Thursday, August 12, 2010 @ 9:00 AM


Event Notes:

This hike will be about 6 miles with a 1000 foot elevation gain. We'll be heading up and around Castle Rock peak, with an adventure option!!! At the top some of us will continue along the marked trail, and some will head down to explore the caves along the sandstone cliffs. The option is VERY SAFE and no climbing skill is required. However, I dont recommend hiking sticks as the trail gets very steep and some scrambling is required. Pack light and bring a snack!

Contact: Chris Skywalker
Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: (925) 000-0000


Trail Notes:

Dogs are permitted on select trails but must be leashed and under voice control at any posted area or parking lot. Dogs may be off-leash in open spaces, provided they are under control at all times. Dogs are NOT permitted in the picnic areas nor on any trails in Mount Diablo State Park (past the cattle gate).


Trailhead Directions:
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From Walnut Creek, head east towards Concord on Ygnacio Valley Road. Turn RIGHT onto Oak Grove Road.

From Concord, venture on Ygnacio Valley Road westbound down the hill into Walnut Creek. Turn LEFT onto Oak Grove Road.

OAK GROVE ROAD becomes CASTLE ROCK ROAD at turn-about (at Walnut Avenue). Proceed Straight thru turnabout onto Castle Rock Road. Go past Northgate High School. Continue to the end. Park in the dirt, near entrance to Castle Rock Park. On busy days when trailhead parking spaces are full, additional parking is available in the dirt overflow parking area on the right side, approximately 0.3 miles prior to reaching the end of the road.

GPS Address: 1700 Castle Rock Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Parking Fee: no charge

The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Saturday, August 17, 2013.

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