Backpacking and Climbing Adventure Castle Rock State Park

activity phptp
level Adult
style Backpacking
challenge Moderate
age 14

$ 375.00


 Castle Rocks's proximity to the Bay Area and it's extensive trail system make this trip one of our most popular backpacking trips. Join us as we travel through the Santa Cruz mountains, climbing and gaining beautiful views of the Monterey Bay, passing by redwoods and Castle Rock's unique sandstone features.  We make our camp where we relax, share adventure stories and enjoy a backcountry meals.

This trip is designed for beginners looking to explore the world of rockclimbing and backpacking who are in moderate to good physical condition, and are interested in learning about the skills and gear required to be safe and confident in the back country.

You will learn foundations of:

Basic Rock Climbing skills and safety

 Leave No Trace Principals

Gear required for multi-day back country travel

How to use tents and stoves

Backpack packing strategy 

Local wild edibles and other flora and fauna

and much more!





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check Learn backpacking skills in Bay Area's backyard
check Enjoy spectacular views of the Monterey Bay and Castle Rock's unique sandstone features
check No experience necessary. Backpacking gear is included


What to expect



Trip meets on Monday morning at 8:00 am and returns on Tuesday at around 1:30pm

The trail is 3 miles to the campground and moderate 

The backpack will weigh about 30 pounds 




We provide




Sleeping bag

Sleeping pad

Dinner and breakfast  

Camp stove

You bring



Appropriate clothing 

lunch food 

Good hiking shoes/boots

(A detailed gear list will be provided)