Distance: About 6 miles
Elevation gain: About 1000 feet
Trail conditions: There are some narrow ledges along the rocks. This hike is not for those who are uncomfortable with heights. This is a moderately strenuous hike, with some rock scrambling.
Exposure: About 30% sun.
Total time: About 5 hours including lunch and travel time from Felton Safeway lot.
Description: We'll start on the Ridge Trail which will take us past Goat Rock and on to the Castle Rock Campground, where we will eat lunch. After lunch we will follow the Saratoga Gap Trail back to the parking lot. These trails include both shaded woodlands and sunny scrub chaparral with views of Monterey Bay.
Carpool: We will carpool from the Felton Safeway parking lot, leaving promptly at 10:10 am. For those who are planing to meet us in the Castle Rock parking lot off Hwy 35, we should be ready to start hiking by 11:00 am. We may stop for a snack on the way home, so please align your carpools accordingly.
This is an 'at risk' activity. Please read the FAQ . By joining us on this hike you agree to hold the organizers, assistant organizers, and other members harmless. You are responsible for your own safety on the hike.