East Plum Creek Trail is a 11.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Castle Rock, Colorado that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 11.8 miles Elevation Gain: 479 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

nature trips

road biking

walking

bird watching

running

paved

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

This 8-foot-wide, multiuse, paved trail extends between Castle Rock Middle School on the north and Crystal Valley Parkway on the south. Part of the Colorado Front Range Trail, this trail functions as both a recreational and a commuter trail, providing access between The Meadows and Downtown Castle Rock as well as Founders Village and Castlewood Ranch. Plans exist to extend the trail even further south in the future. Users can get a close-up look at the unique creek side habitat along East Plum Creek and lower Sellars Gulch, which are great locations for bird-watching. Interpretive stations along the trail provide great opportunities to learn about common and rare birds found in the area, as well as historical facts and other environmental features.

road biking
11 days ago

Partial ride

road biking
no shade
14 days ago

They are still building and adding shade on the short half that we went in today. It will be beautiful when it greens up.

running
3 months ago

Ran the new southern trail extension from north to south, starting near Safeway and the trail was in good shape. No snow on the trail, very minor ice (I would say for the 1.5mi I ran out and back 98% was dry).

Sidewalk along the whole trail so you don't have to worry about mud. Directions from the app took us to the middle of the trail, not the beginning, so we only did half of it. Not much to see, some areas that are probably really pretty in seasons other than winter.

Fri May 10 2019

Awesome trail, pretty views, peaceful surroundings. Even some cool rocks along the way too.

Sat Jul 28 2018

Really nice easy ride. Happy people and Festival Park is beautiful!

Sun Jun 24 2018

Great. Pretty Riparian land and happy people.

Sat Oct 24 2015

Did this one on my inline skates - mid PM on a weekday - relatively level concrete trail with some small hills requiring braking or other speed control techniques. I parked on the very south end and jumped on at Perry St. - got to just north of Meadows Parkway - there is a more significant hill a short distance north of that underpass. A good turnaround point. This is a fun trail and quite interesting...

walking
Tue Jun 09 2015

Nice paved trail for easy walk, run or biking. Good for birding. Wish is was closer to the water.

walking
Sun Oct 19 2014

Great for strollers and bikes. More enjoyable than walking around houses and buildings.

hiking
7 days ago

road biking
17 days ago

road biking
20 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

recorded East Plum Creek Trail

hiking
24 days ago

running
24 days ago

road biking
24 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

mountain biking
27 days ago

recorded Recording - May 07, 08:27 AM

mountain biking
28 days ago

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road biking
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