Castle Rock

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Castle Rock is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Castle Rock, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
328 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

9 days ago

This hike is basically a novelty. It is neither peaceful nor beautiful (except geologically, of course) because of its urban location. Nevertheless, it is neat, and I was excited when I discovered you can scramble to the top of the rock.

hiking
2 months ago

The hike to the base of the rock is fabulous, but a warning that climbing to the top of the rock is especially slippery and dangerous right now. Maybe the rock has become extra slick over the years from frequent use? I fell 30 feet just two weeks after someone else fell in almost the exact same place. We were both extremely injured and lucky to have survived. Falling in that area does not mean you gradually slide down, it means you fall through the air off a cliff and land on rock. The area around the tree and higher than the tree is especially slick. Please be careful! Wear a helmet or just avoid it altogether.

trail running
3 months ago

It's a short and nice trail for trail running. No shades, so better to do it when it's less than 70F. It was cloudy today and perfect for running!

4 months ago

This is an easy hike with stairs. Optional rock scramble, on a piece of interestingly varied geology. At this time of year the scrub oak bears a hearty crop of plastic bags, flapping and lifeless. The omnipresent sights and sound of traffic and parked cars and little boxes made of ticky tacky smothered the natural beauty of this place. Recommended if you're a tourist. If you're a traveler, skip it.

7 months ago

This one was fun! We saw some kids climbing up the rocks to the very top, so we followed. It was well worth it! To get to the very top you have to climb some rocks. It wasn’t as hard as it looked, but may be a little scary for people afraid of heights and a little difficult for the elderly. Overall it was great!

10 months ago

Great short hike!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Love this hike, but it was disappointing to see so much dog poop all over the trail.

hiking
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Very fun.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Great hike! If you don't want to climb stairs go for the perimeter trail. To get to the top of the rock you have to climb a narrow trail on the back side of the rock it is kind of hard to see if you don't look closely.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

The view is worth it!

Friday, July 07, 2017

Great short hike. Lots of rocks that are fun for climbing. If you want to do more of the climbing take the trail to right when it forks in the beginning. The perimeter trail is very easy trail but the other trail has more stairs and rocks. Would've been a 5 star trail except there is so much road noise. It was non stop on every side of the mountain. No view was without houses, highways or roads. Not a hike if you want to escape.

Monday, June 26, 2017

This is a mainstay. i live about a mile from the trailhead and can easily run over and climb it a couple times for a good workout or take my boys for a good little hike when nothing else is on the agenda.

hiking
Monday, March 20, 2017

No snow, ice or mud. My dog loved it. Easy hike to stretch the legs. west side rocky climb, east side more of a fire road.

hiking
Monday, July 11, 2016

It was a great hike for the family. Easy to hike there is signs all the way up and back down.

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