Rock Park Loop Trail

MODERATE 77 reviews
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Rock Park Loop Trail is a 1.9 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.9 miles
433 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


The main trailhead parking lot, with a portable restroom, is located on Front Street. Additional parking is available at Castle North Park. On-street parking is allowed on Canyon and Sunset drives

trail running
12 days ago

Since I did Caste Rock trail and was the same starting point, decided to do this one too. The map was WACK, some "trails" were not even a trail! At least I enjoyed the Castle Rock one, and got to see the most part of the trails, I think. I recommend the other one (Castle Rock) instead. This map was really bad.

17 days ago

nice easy trail

25 days ago

Really nice and quick trail. Took my 6 year old daughter and our dog! Was great!!!

27 days ago

Great for a range of people but definitely makes you work a bit with the incline. Overall loved it.

1 month ago

Nice view at the top! Beware of dog poop

2 months ago

Great for kids easy to do

2 months ago

Very short hike. Pretty view. Fun for a quick outing.

3 months ago

Good hiking trail with a bit steep.

4 months ago

Not a very long hike but it makes you work a bit. If you’re not in the best of shape pace yourself, it’s a bit of a steep climb in spots. Once you’re at the top it’s level. It also has a great view. My Bubs is introducing me to all these new places, and I’m loving it!!

4 months ago

Close to home with great views on top of the rock.

5 months ago

Beautiful view!

6 months ago

Easy stroll with an ok view

10 months ago

Prepare to shake sand from your shoes.

10 months ago

great hike for beginners!! if you get a spot in the parking lot and you come to the split in the trail if you go right it's a little tougher with stairs and more rocks and if you were to go to the left it's more straight forward path.

11 months ago

Relatively easy and quick. About a 15 minute hike up depending on activity level. The best part of this hike is climbing the massive rock figure at the top.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Easy hike to the top, and easy to get to.

Friday, March 10, 2017

It's okay. Not all that pretty and people really need to pick up after their poop everywhere!

Friday, December 23, 2016

fun short hike.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

easy hike with great views. submitting the top is a little tricky

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Short but nice views

Thursday, June 09, 2016

While geocaching off Plum Creek with the family we stopped for an impromptu hike at the well-known Castle Rock. We came in the W side, off Sunset Dr. and started N with a quick but steep walk up Paul Hill Trail. We stopped, explored, took pictures, and climbed Castle Rock while absorbing the panoramic views of the heavily populated Castle Rock town and beyond. We headed down W then S by way of John Emerson Summit Trail. Although sometimes narrow, steep and moderately trafficked by 10:30 a.m., it was quick descent. Our 14 and 8 year olds son's and 9 year old dog whipped through this trail with adventurous spirit and an appropriate amount of concern. They keep the trails well groomed and pretty secure but beware straying too far off the beaten path for the sandstone is always questionable. There was a bit of traffic but everyone respected hiking etiquette so the passing was quick and pleasant. Great warm-up or quick family hike. If you're passing through and have a few hours to spare, be sure to stop!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

The hike isn't very difficult by any means but the view is what earns it 4 stars.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

It was a wonderful spur of the moment hike with my friend Laura. I would recommend it. We were trying to get to the top, but quite didn't make it. Next time we will make it!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Fun hike for all ages!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Hiked this in the middle of November where the trail was partially covered in ice and snow. Very easy and some great views at the top!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Great hike in Castle Rock, completed several times. Pretty quick and easy to get to the top. Then my mother and I climbed the actual rock to the top on the east side, it was not difficult. Many people do this. Gets busy on the weekends. Great for kids.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Hiked the entire length of the trail system. Plenty of ice on the eastern and lower western sides of the park. Trails were in good shape otherwise. Hike is easy enough for kids and adults alike.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Not too exciting but still a nice hike. Very easy for my 4 and 2 year old. To get to the very top is slightly difficult, you have to do some rock climbing. My childrens legs weren't long enough to make the strides between rock.

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