Challenge Hill Blue Loop Trail

MODERATE 26 reviews
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Challenge Hill Blue Loop Trail is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Castle Rock, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
177 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

200 glorious steps to the top of the Hill. There is an option to hike down the from the top. Dogs are not allowed on the steps.

hiking
2 days ago

Great workout! The steps are easy enough to go back down, so it's easy to get multiple repetitions of the hill done in a relatively short time (as opposed to The Incline, where you need to devote an entire morning). Then, after your last trip up, the hike down the back side of the hill is very relaxing.

walking
9 days ago

Great for dogs, families and lots of views and wildflowers. NOT good for toddlers and strollers. Very narrow , graveled and rocky trail. Saw a couple with hiking stroller struggling.

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

28 days ago

love this hike. great as a tool to get your blood pumping or just keep working out. great starter for tyre six mile loop around the park.

1 month ago

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trail running
3 months ago

200 glorious steps to the top of the Hill. There is an option to hike down the from the top. I would consider this moderate in difficulty. Dogs are not allowed on the steps.

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hiking
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hiking
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trail running
9 months ago

This is more of a place to work out than to hike. I do it several times a week and it is a good workout to run up the stairs and down the trail.

hiking
10 months ago

It was easy at only 200 steps, every 10th step is marked and the trail down was great. Some loose gravel but the trails have markers so you stay on track and find your way. A great morning or afternoon activity.

10 months ago