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Castle Crags State Park
Shasta County, California

Castle Crags is a geologic anomaly, an outcrop of pristine white granite surrounded by miles of black lava from Mount Shasta just to the north. It is reminiscent of Yosemite with its spires and domes, and attracts rock climbers and hikers. There is a good trail system (all trails are steep) and the views from up high are incredible.

The campground here is very convenient but suffers from the sound of truckers hitting the "jake brake" all night as they roar down the I-5 grade a hundred yards away.

Castle Crags State Park
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Vista Point at the base of the Castle Crags

Vista Point at the base of the Castle Crags

The Vista Point at Castle Crags State Park

Castle Crags State Park, California

Date photographed: May 5, 2001
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The first view of Mount Shasta on the Crags Trail

The first view of Mount Shasta on the Crags Trail

The first view of Mount Shasta on the Crags Trail

Castle Crags State Park, California

Date photographed: May 5, 2001
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A dramatic saddle on the steep climb up the Castle Crags

A dramatic saddle on the steep climb up the Castle Crags

A dramatic saddle on the steep climb up the Castle Crags

Castle Crags State Park, California

Date photographed: May 5, 2001
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Mount Shasta from the base of Castle Dome

Mount Shasta from the base of Castle Dome

Mount Shasta from the base of Castle Dome

Castle Crags State Park, California

Date photographed: May 5, 2001
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Looking south from the crest of Castle Crags

Looking south from the crest of Castle Crags

Looking south from the crest of Castle Crags

Castle Crags State Park, California

Date photographed: May 5, 2001
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Looking north from the crest of Castle Crags

Looking north from the crest of Castle Crags

Looking north from the crest of Castle Crags

Castle Crags State Park, California

Date photographed: May 5, 2001
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