East Plum Creek Trail is a 10.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Castle Rock, CO that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail running, birding, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This 8-foot-wide, multiuse, paved trail extends between Castle Rock Middle School on the north and South Perry Street on the south. Part of the Colorado Front Range Trail, this trail functions as both a recreational and a commuter trail, providing access between The Meadows and Downtown Castle Rock as well as Founders Village and Castlewood Ranch. Plans exist to extend the trail even further south in the future. Users can get a close-up look at the unique creek side habitat along East Plum Creek and lower Sellars Gulch, which are great locations for bird-watching. Interpretive stations along the trail provide great opportunities to learn about common and rare birds found in the area, as well as historical facts and other environmental features.
Did this one on my inline skates - mid PM on a weekday - relatively level concrete trail with some small hills requiring braking or other speed control techniques. I parked on the very south end and jumped on at Perry St. - got to just north of Meadows Parkway - there is a more significant hill a short distance north of that underpass. A good turnaround point. This is a fun trail and quite interesting...
Nice paved trail for easy walk, run or biking. Good for birding. Wish is was closer to the water.
Great for strollers and bikes. More enjoyable than walking around houses and buildings.