“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”
– Jack Kerouac
Location - Directions
Castle Crags State Park is located 6 miles south of Dunsmuir or 48 miles north of Redding along I-5; exit 724. The entrance station is located at: 20022 Castle Creek Road Castella, CA 96017
Getting there is simple.
From Redding, take Exit 724 from I5. Left turn, Pass the gas station, less than one mile, on the right side.
From North, Take Exit 724, stay right. Less than 1 mile, Entry to your Right.
After you enter, another 2 miles to Vista Point, that is where you will park to hike the Dome. Walk down towards the bathroom and pass the restroom, you'll see a BIG sign. :)
The "Dome" trail is 2.8 miles one way with incline of 2200 ft Elevation. There are some steep areas, but the coarse rocks make the trail very manageable. There are areas of sand and dirt which makes is very slippery.
Fee: $8 per vehicle
Camping: Yes, $28 a site.
Trail Type: Back and Fort, with many trails.
Hike: Moderate ( Very manageable)
Parking: Very limited, Peak hours, there will be no Parking.
Best time: April-May when it's fairly cool or Later September-October.
Trail is 75% shaded, making it a enjoyable hike.
Convo between Fey and I