Castle Craggs State Park

I planned this hike for a year! I was in love with this place at the first sight.
Postcard-perfect views of Castle Craggs stopped my heart when I first planned the trip to Shasta. It was far from our route, so I just added into my bucket list. One year after I planned the weekend in South Oregon with the stop near Readding. I found a nice mountain hike in the Oregon but… In two days before departure changed my mind. Changed to the Castle Craggs.
07.02. Castle Crags State Park
I learned about two most scenic hikes: one to the waterfall and one to the Craggs. Our weekend already had a waterfall hike, so Craggs were the winners.
What surprised me. I expected that we would drove at least 5-10 miles from Highway 5 to the park entrance. But no, it was right after the exit. I didn’t recall state park with the parking on the elevation bigger than the entry. To reach Craggs trailhead parking, we drove somehow 6 miles uphill. I imagined the place isn’t very popular: parking was full.
Okay, let’s return to the trail. After a mile of hiking, views grabbed my attention and didn’t release it to the very return to the car.
Mountains all around!
07.02. Castle Crags State Park
07.02. Castle Crags State Park
07.02. Castle Crags State Park
07.02. Castle Crags State Park
Shasta-Shasta-Shasta!!!!
07.02. Castle Crags State Park
07.02. Castle Crags State Park
07.02. Castle Crags State Park
07.02. Castle Crags State Park
And all these Craggs! Oh wow!
07.02. Castle Crags State Park
07.02. Castle Crags State Park
07.02. Castle Crags State Park
07.02. Castle Crags State Park
07.02. Castle Crags State Park
07.02. Castle Crags State Park
07.02. Castle Crags State Park
07.02. Castle Crags State Park
07.02. Castle Crags State Park
07.02. Castle Crags State Park
07.02. Castle Crags State Park

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