Cherry Creek Trail Loop

EASY 97 reviews

Cherry Creek Trail Loop is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Castle Rock, Colorado that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.8 miles
232 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running






wild flowers


historic site

6 days ago

Went yesterday with my pup. Easy hike and pretty views. Parking and drive in are easy and paved. A few places for the pup to get in the cool water.

1 month ago

Nice easy hike, it’s fun to walk along the riverbed. You can take your dog, too.

Nice view. If you want little adventure just go on to the top of Dam

2 months ago

Beautiful park. It was a bit muddy and cold but not another sole on the trail. It is fairly easy trail to the falls and to the dam. The rock formations are awesome. We did not have to pay for parking. Nobody at the booth. Great places for kids to play in the water when it’s warmer.

3 months ago

$7 for a day pass but there are miles and miles of trails ! We did a 6.5 mile loop (many trails connect and loop to each other). Pretty creek in the canyon . Trails along the creek at the canyon bottom and rim trail along the edge of the canyon . Old dam you can hike to as well! Many nice lookouts . Enjoyable hike . Playground for kids near parking area. Some restroom. Dog friendly and rock climbing areas too.

5 months ago

Must have $7 in cash to park! The structures are interesting. It’s a nice walk through the woods with occasional views of the front range, but the trails are not clearly marked and somewhat confusing. I drove from Denver and left pretty disappointed. Maybe it’s better in the summer, but for seven dollars I expected more. We left and found a prettier hike like 10 minutes further down the road for free.

6 months ago

Very pretty creek side trail. We did K to L I think (versus the dam trail). Lots of families out and dogs. Creek was mostly frozen. Tim likes the east side, but it was closed for the season. Park at the farthest lot instead of near the visitor center. $7 day pass. $70 for an annual pass.

trail running
8 months ago

Not too much of a challenge but beautiful views and wildlife.

9 months ago

This hike was way prettier than I had anticipated! It is short but the ruins are great for photo ops and keep the trail interesting. I went mid/late September and it was very green and there were a lot of wildflowers. The leaves were just starting to change color. There is also a small stream. Wish I could have hung out longer to explore some of the other trails. There were also deer nearby.

10 months ago

narrow trails but nice. lizards and wild turkies.

10 months ago

Beautiful hike. We started at 7am and made our way around the canyon. A lot see on this hike: a babbling stream with small waterfall, an old broke dam, a giant clear field, rock rim and shade in the tree areas. We must have veered off the loop trail because we hiked 5 miles total. Pet and kid friendly. Took about 2 hours as we leisurely took the hike. Highly suggest this location.

10 months ago

This is an easy hike for young children, but not boring or lacking in anything. You get some fun elevations, time crossing or hiking along a beautiful creek, incredible views of cliffs, rocks, vegetation, birds, insects, and meadows. The route is very well marked, and many other trails connect to it for other options, but clear signage prevents any chance of getting lost.

11 months ago

If you are looking for a relaxing walk that meanders by a creek, this trail would be perfect. The hike is easy going. Plenty of wild flowers as well as few birds of prey.

11 months ago

Hiked down to creek, nice and peaceful.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Nice easy trail system,some good views ,watch for Rattlesnakes, never saw any.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Enjoyed exploring the canyon, paths are clearly labeled and safe for the most part. I chose to follow some paths not marked... climbed some boulders and jumped across the water to explore the other side. Great day.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Nice family trail and great to bring dogs on.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The loop is pretty but takes you along cliffs above the river. In order to get to the river you need to take a different trail instead of the loop. Their are all moderations from flat, to step ups along this trail. Will do it again, but was not my favorite.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The bottom Creek Trail is the best. The trail follows the river and it also is partially through the trees, it also a nice hike up the the dam the broke. We were here in February and it was still nice with the snow around as well. Very easy hiking and great for dogs.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Not as crowded when snowy! Love taking my dog here. Wouldn't say moderate difficulty... definitely an easy, laid back nature stroll.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Lots of trail options, great sites and wildlife. Beautiful in all seasons. Can be crowded but less so early morning.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Wonderful quick hike with surprising natural features.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Very scenic and moderately challenging.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Definitely a great trail! Being from Houston, way back up definitely got my heart racing, but there are plenty of big rocks under trees to sit and take in all the beauty! Would highly recommend this trail to others!

Monday, October 03, 2016

Really nice, just not well marked. But really pretty and fun with the family.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Cool little trail with pretty scenery, but beware of rattlesnakes! They're everywhere.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

This is not a moderate hike. It's more on the easy side. It is a beautiful hike if you are looking for a nice walk in the park.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Great trail and very educational for youth. It gets busy early so be prepared for crowds.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Did the whole track, which provided a lot of different types of hiking and views. Good balance of shade and sun, and views were great.

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