Ridgeline Open Space

MODERATE 22 reviews
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Ridgeline Open Space is a 9.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Castle Rock, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.

9.3 miles 1149 feet Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

7 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

walking
17 days ago

Nice adjustable length and difficulty trail. When I went with my dog, we encountered other leashed dogs and good owners. The bike riders were also very aware and respectful.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trails. You can make it as long or as short as you like. Beautiful mountain vistas close to an urban setting. Will hike this trail often especially due to its close proximity to Castle Rock.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Love this place. Trails are not too easy and not too hard.

hiking
3 months ago

5 months ago

6 months ago

trail running
6 months ago

walking
1 year ago

Hiked a few miles of it on October 20th. The weather was good, it's was pretty busy a lot of mountain biking. Not a lot of trees mostly tall bushes, but that made for some good views. I'll probably go again when I can hike more of it.

1 year ago

Solid trail. Surprisingly not crowded for how close to town it is. More mountain bikers than hikers. But everyone was very respectful of the trail and yielding. There is no shade so sunscreen and hydrate appropriately.

trail running
1 year ago

mountain biking
1 year ago

1 year ago

Really great trail very large if you mtn bike make sure to look out for others the trails are pretty busy overall though great trail

1 year ago

Great trail for an easy afternoon run. Nothing too strenuous as the ascents are gradual and short. Never saw any rattlesnakes but heard one as I ran by. Great views from the upper portions of the ridge tops to west.

trail running
2 years ago

Favorite close to town trail running! These trails have it all! Short rolling hills, long climbs, steep ups and downs! This trail has a little bit of everything for everyone! Beautiful views from the west side of the trail system. I would reccomend going in the morning or evening during the summer though, the angle provides more shade during that time of the day so its not too hot.

mountain biking
2 years ago

Ridgeline is host to the Ridgeline Rampage, which has been race 1 in the Rocky Mountain Endurance Series for MTB. The outside loop is 10 miles but many bypasses allow you to tailor the route to your preferences. As other posters have noted, this course has something for all skill levels. The main trailhead is at Coachline, and the main trail circuit is right off the parking lot. If, however, you cross Coachline from the parking lot, there is a gate that is unlocked and takes you to another smaller section of the trail riding along a ridge parallel to Coachline. Ride safe and stay alert for hikers and other bikers around the blind corners.

mountain biking
2 years ago

Rode today for the first time. Some parts of the trail were tacky which I didn't expect and made it fun on my dry weather tyres.
Good single track, keep your eyes out for sharp rock outcrops. Ascents are challenging with plenty of switch-backs but no long climbs. The descents are all good fun with some excellent berms.
Overall an enjoyable, if not too demanding, ride on a well marked trail network.

hiking
3 years ago

I just hiked this area for the first time. I found it extremely easy - not sure why it is rated moderate - we went close to 7 miles total up, down and around. If you are mountain biking, I could see where some of the inclines are moderate ... Trails are marked very well and periodically there are maps which is helpful. Very dog friendly, but do keep your dog close to you out of courtesy of the mountain bikers coming around (uphill and down) the many blind corners. Great scenery, views of the foothills and surrounding area. Very nice - will definitely return.