I returned to Castle Craig for a winter “hike” using the paved road to the top – although some may not refer to using the road in lieu of the trails as a true hike. This was also a site visit before we took my cousins kids up here (4 and 5 years old), Roman and Laina.
We parked in Hubbard Park by the playground and headed up the main road which is gated off season to the cars. The road was a bit icy so I would walk on the side of the road where there was more snow for traction.
It’s a 2.6 mile out and back road around the reservoir and up the mountain to the castle. Spy the island in the reservoir to compare to the view once at the top.
We spoke to the kids on the cell once we reached the top. They asked if we saw penguins on our ice and snow hike. While we didn’t see penguins, the castle had a huge heart (a darling girl would love) amidst the stone castle and iron gate (for the sweet boy to enjoy).
Spy the island in the reservoir from the castle with the mountains beyond! Our site visit was a success and recommended! Happy Valentine’s Day to Roman and Laina. Love you guys.
Below is the link to my Fall visit which includes a topographical map of the mountain trails and some fun facts about Castle Craig.