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Castle Rock State Park

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15000 Skyline Blvd
Los Gatos, 95033
(408) 867-2952

January 2019

Castle Rock Loop

January 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until January 27, 2019

Castle Rock State Park, 15000 Skyline Blvd
Los Gatos, 95033
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Free

Join us on a 2-mile, 2-hour hike to Castle Rock and Castle Rock Falls. During this trip, we will discuss Castle Rock’s unique geology, plant diversity, human impacts, and various important preservationists that helped give Castle Rock State Park the protections we have today. Bring water, closed toe shoes, camera, and snacks. Meet at kiosk. For more information, call (831) 291-8273. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10.

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Ridges to Redwoods: Castle Rock State Park to Portola Redwoods State Park

January 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Castle Rock State Park, 15000 Skyline Blvd
Los Gatos, 95033
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$225

Who better to lead you through our parks than California State Park professionals? Three backpacking trips are offered from June through August 2019 ranging from two to three nights, offering options for every experience level. Hike spectacular ridgelines, old growth redwood forests, and sandy shores with our knowledgeable team of backcountry naturalists. Native plant teas, trail desserts, skills demonstrations, campfire stories, and jokes are added bonuses! Ridges to Redwoods Backpacking Trip is $225 and you must preregister before the trip.…

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February 2019

Castle Rock Loop

February 3, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 28, 2019

Castle Rock State Park, 15000 Skyline Blvd
Los Gatos, 95033
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Free

Join us on a 2-mile, 2-hour hike to Castle Rock and Castle Rock Falls. During this trip, we will discuss Castle Rock’s unique geology, plant diversity, human impacts, and various important preservationists that helped give Castle Rock State Park the protections we have today. Bring water, closed toe shoes, camera, and snacks. Meet at kiosk. For more information, call (831) 291-8273. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10.

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June 2019

Skyline to the Sea: Castle Rock State Park to Waddell State Beach

June 20, 2019 - June 23, 2019
Castle Rock State Park, 15000 Skyline Blvd
Los Gatos, 95033
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$300

Who better to lead you through our parks than California State Park professionals? Three backpacking trips are offered from June through August 2019 ranging from two to three nights, offering options for every experience level. Hike spectacular ridgelines, old growth redwood forests, and sandy shores with our knowledgeable team of backcountry naturalists. Native plant teas, trail desserts, skills demonstrations, campfire stories, and jokes are added bonuses! This program is truly unique, the only such program led by California State Park…

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April 2020

Creating Balance: Predators and Prey (Virtual)

April 23, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Castle Rock State Park, 15000 Skyline Blvd
Los Gatos, 95033
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Free

Discover the relationship between the predators and prey that inhabit Castle Rock State Park, how they adapt, and why predation helps to create a more diverse and healthier ecosystem! This program is for an all-ages audience. Like our Facebook page to receive a notification when we go live!: www.facebook.com/CastleRockStatePark. If you are unable to join us live, all programs are recorded for later viewing. Heavy rain cancels. Free event.

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May 2020

Virtual Tour of Castle Rock

May 7, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Castle Rock State Park, 15000 Skyline Blvd
Los Gatos, 95033
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Free

Come learn about the ever-changing landscape of Castle Rock State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains, from geology and plate tectonics to current conservation practices within the park. This program is aimed at 5th-8th graders and their families, but everyone can enjoy. Like our Facebook page to receive a notification when we go live!:www.facebook.com/CastleRockStatePark. If you are unable to join us live, all programs are recorded for later viewing. Heavy rain cancels.

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Castle Rock is for the Birds! (Virtual)

May 7, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Castle Rock State Park, 15000 Skyline Blvd
Los Gatos, 95033
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Free

Tele-join us on Instagram as we stream live from Castle Rock to show you how the park’s holding up, answer any questions you have, and talk a bit about the ever-changing landscape of the Santa Cruz Mountains. This program is for an all-ages audience. Follow our Instagram profile to receive a notification when we go live!: www.instagram.com/castlerock_sp. If you are unable to join us live, all programs are recorded for later viewing. Heavy rain cancels. Free event.

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Castle Rock Virtual Field Trip (Virtual)

May 14, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Castle Rock State Park, 15000 Skyline Blvd
Los Gatos, 95033
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Join our weekly Facebook Premiere live and learn about the ever-changing landscape of Castle Rock in the Santa Cruz Mountains, highlighting the many natural and cultural features of the park. This program is aimed at 5th-8th graders and their families, but everyone can enjoy. Like our Facebook page to receive a notification when we go live!:www.facebook.com/CastleRockStatePark. If you are unable to join us live, all programs are recorded for later viewing. Heavy rain cancels. Free event.

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Castle Rock is for the Birds! (Virtual)

May 14, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Castle Rock State Park, 15000 Skyline Blvd
Los Gatos, 95033
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Free

Tele-join us on Instagram as we stream live from Castle Rock to show you how the park’s holding up, answer any questions you have, and talk a bit about the ever-changing landscape of the Santa Cruz Mountains. This program is for an all-ages audience. Follow our Instagram profile to receive a notification when we go live!: www.instagram.com/castlerock_sp. If you are unable to join us live, all programs are recorded for later viewing. Heavy rain cancels. Free event.

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June 2020

Castle Rock Virtual Field Trip (Virtual)

June 4, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Castle Rock State Park, 15000 Skyline Blvd
Los Gatos, 95033
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Free

Join our weekly Facebook Premiere live and learn about the ever-changing landscape of Castle Rock in the Santa Cruz Mountains, highlighting the many natural and cultural features of the park. This program is aimed at 5th-8th graders and their families, but everyone can enjoy. Like our Facebook page to receive a notification when we go live!:www.facebook.com/CastleRockStatePark. If you are unable to join us live, all programs are recorded for later viewing. Heavy rain cancels. Free event.

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Castle Rock TV

June 4, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Castle Rock State Park, 15000 Skyline Blvd
Los Gatos, 95033
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Free

Jonesing for some natural beauty? Hit us up on Instagram or IG TV as we stream the wonders of Castle Rock right to your screen! This program is for an all-ages audience. Follow our Instagram profile to receive a notification when we go live!: www.instagram.com/castlerock_sp. If you are unable to join us live, all programs are recorded for later viewing. Heavy rain cancels. Free event.

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Lions, Lizards, and Lupine, Oh My! (Virtual)

June 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Castle Rock State Park, 15000 Skyline Blvd
Los Gatos, 95033
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Free

Learn about some of the amazing creatures that call Castle Rock “home” and how you can safely visit them! This interactive program will be simultaneously broadcast as a Zoom webinar and a Facebook Live. Registration is required for the Zoom webinar. To register, visit www.tinyurl.com/SantaCruzCampfire. Like our Facebook page to receive a notification when we go live!: www.facebook.com/CastleRockStatePark. If you are unable to join us live, this program will be recorded for later viewing. Free event.

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Lions, Lizards, and Lupine, Oh My! (Virtual)

June 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Castle Rock State Park, 15000 Skyline Blvd
Los Gatos, 95033
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Free

Learn about some of the amazing creatures that call Castle Rock “home” and how you can safely visit them! This interactive program will be simultaneously broadcast as a Zoom webinar and a Facebook Live. Registration is required for the Zoom webinar. To register, visit www.tinyurl.com/SantaCruzCampfire. Like our Facebook page to receive a notification when we go live!: www.facebook.com/CastleRockStatePark. If you are unable to join us live, this program will be recorded for later viewing. Free event.

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August 2020

The Rock Show (Virtual)

August 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Castle Rock State Park, 15000 Skyline Blvd
Los Gatos, 95033
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Free

Castle Rock meets Classic Rock! Learn a little about the park’s geology the fun way—with plenty of rock puns and musical tributes to some of the legends of rock and roll! Like our Facebook page to receive a notification when this pre-recorded program is premiered:www.facebook.com/castlerockstatepark. Viewers will be able to post questions and comments during the premiere for a state park interpreter to answer. The program will also be available for later viewing. Free event. Local California State Parks in…

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June 2021

Castle Rock Guided Hike

June 12 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until September 5, 2021

Castle Rock State Park, 15000 Skyline Blvd
Los Gatos, 95033
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Rocks, ridges, and redwoods- this park has it all! Join our experienced interpretive staff and volunteers as we highlight different features of Castle Rock SP each Saturday and Sunday! Keep in mind most hikes are somewhat strenuous due to the ridgeline nature of the park and may include long sunny stretches without shade. Bring closed-toe shoes, plenty of water, snacks, and a camera (if that’s your thing!) Meet at the Kirkwood Entrance, near the office. Vehicle day-use fee is $10.…

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Castle Rock Guided Hike

June 13 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until September 5, 2021

Castle Rock State Park, 15000 Skyline Blvd
Los Gatos, 95033
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Rocks, ridges, and redwoods- this park has it all! Join our experienced interpretive staff and volunteers as we highlight different features of Castle Rock SP each Saturday and Sunday! Keep in mind most hikes are somewhat strenuous due to the ridgeline nature of the park and may include long sunny stretches without shade. Bring closed-toe shoes, plenty of water, snacks, and a camera (if that’s your thing!) Meet at the Kirkwood Entrance, near the office. Vehicle day-use fee is $10.…

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