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Close to Denver, views of Red Rocks, and a nice climb up. Go during the week if you want a less busy hike.

Nice hike. Icy in a few sections. Take your spikes

Good outing that's nice and close. This a solid hike to keep in shape - starting from east lot to the top. Lots of people, some ice, plenty muddy. A study in erosion.

Lots of incline, rocks and today, quite a bit of icy, snow packed and muddy sections. Glad I had my spikes. Heavily trafficked and lots of people who ignore the dog leash rule. Nice views and great workout.

Beautiful trail with great views. Didn’t need crampons even tho there was still some snow and ice in areas. Total hike was 8.47 miles took us 3.5 hours. Nice workout and hike

Fun trail. Elevation gain isn’t too bad. Views are great!! A little icy today. Used spikes for a brief period.

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18 days ago

Good exercise, cools ruins, lots of people... took the Parmalee loop for little more quiet

A lot of choices for trails, great views, very dog friendly. I keep going back.

Great views!

It’s minutes from my house and a good workout.

Hiked this 1/8. This listing starts you at the East trailhead for a moderate climb to the castle, probably 4 miles in. Beautiful views of downtown Denver and Red Rocks on the way up. Be sure to take the extra spur to Bird's Eye, near the West Trailhead. The Presidents' House has a neat history but much less to see on that spur.

Gorgeous views and well paved trails! Would say it’s more on the easy side of moderate.

Really enjoyed our hike this weekend with our puppy. Make sure to park at the West/Upper Lot. This hike is for the most part on a level path with modest incline/declines at times. You can see the Walker Home ruins and the planned Summer White House ruins on this route.

Always a good hike

Neat hike, uphill from the start until the castle. There are multiple options to extend the hike including the "summer White House" and Mt. Falcon. Very close to the metro area and Morrison is close by to explore.

Gorgeous I did this one on Christmas! And it snowed!!

Great hike with some pretty views. It starts easy with some down hill, and during the middle of the loops becomes more challenging with a little incline. On 1/5/18 there were only a few patches of ice in some shady spots but overall clear.

1 month ago

Fantastic trail close to Denver. Beautiful views.

This trail is so lame. If you want anything resembling a challenge, stay away. Views are average and too heavily trafficked. Find better trails.

Nice hike, nice views. Easy. Be mindful of mountain bikers!

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