Challenge Hill Blue Loop Trail

MODERATE 36 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.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
170 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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
22 days ago

This is not consider as a hiking trail but you can definitely get some good workout done. Safer than Manitou Incline for sure.. Heavy traffic though!

walking
2 months ago

Love these 200 steps! Kids love it too, and it gets easier every time. Pretty 360 view at the top and cat-track trail to take down if you don't feel like going down the stairs.

hiking
3 months ago

I Climb this at least 3x a week around 6am or 7am. The later in the day the most people and the hotter it gets.

3 months ago

Great way to get those legs ready for the Manitou Incline!

hiking
4 months 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
5 months 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.

5 months 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.

trail running
Saturday, September 24, 2016

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
Monday, September 19, 2016

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.

hiking
Monday, July 11, 2016

It is a great hike for the family. Stairs 200 up the hill and trial back down. It took about 1 hour.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

This trail is addicting!!! I great workout.

hiking
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Feel the burn! A couple laps around Challenge Hill will certainly roast your quads, great workout. Great view of Castle Rock over the other side.

trail running
8 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.

trail running
Sunday, July 24, 2016

200 stairs on incline. Steps are man made, smooth, and even. Either return down stairs or follow trail down. Good practice for Manitou.

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