Service Road – from Skyline Blvd. to the Campsites 1-5 is 1.2 miles, it is hilly and sometimes steep, the road has gravel patches and loose soil. This road is gated, ranger use only, however, you can walk through the hiking entrance and walk down the road.
From the Castle Rock parking lot to Goat Rock is 1.4 miles
From Goat Rock to the Campgrounds 1-5 is 2.2 miles and takes about one hour to hike
Poison Oak is abundant on the trails during the summer!
There are miles of trails here, and even trails that connect to the ocean
Some short sections of trail are steep, and there are portions of Saratoga Gap Trail that require brief scrambles on narrow exposed paths with sharp drop-offs. Hiking poles help.
The trail to Goat Rock has stairs on part of the trail.
Some trails involve climbing up short sections of rock & boulders.
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Info on Plants and Poison Oak is also available!-