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Tafoni Hike to Castle Rock and the Falls

November 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cave dotted with smaller, eroded rocks making a dimple pattern on the cave wall and ceiling.

Hike to the famous Castle Rock and Castle Rock Falls! This easy 2.8 mile loop has 553 feet elevation gain and awesome views of the Castle Rock sandstone formation. You’ll also get to check out Castle Rock’s many incredible tafoni, where the rock has eroded to form pits, pockets, honeycombs, caves, ribs, and ridges.

During this event, we’ll chat about the geology and history of the area. We also observe the many rock climbers before we continue to Castle Rock Falls, with its view of the San Lorenzo River Valley and the Pacific Ocean. After a chill lunch, we’ll head back to headquarters.

Meet at the Kirkwood Entrance of Castle Rock, by the kiosk.

Program is free, parking is $10. Bring at least one liter of water, lunch, snacks, and appropriate clothing. Rain cancels.

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Castle Rock State Park
15000 Skyline Blvd.
Los Gatos, CA 95033 United States
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