Northern California's
Castle Crags State Park
Root Creek

Root Creek

Northern California's Castle Crags State Park has lots of low-elevation, south-facing acreage, making it a great all-year hiking spot. With few exceptions I've been able to hike there in every month of the year. Adjacent to the park is the Castella, CA Post Office (96017), and food and gas are available (not necessarily in that order) at Ammirati's Market at the freeway offramp. The closest ATM is almost 5 miles north at Manfredi's on the south end of Dunsmuir.

This site shows established trails in the Park itself as well as hiking possibilities in the adjoining Wilderness Area. A map of the Park can be downloaded in .pdf format. Maps and route profiles on this site were made with Terrain Navigator software from MyTopo, a Trimble Company.