Explore the most popular forest trails near Castle Rock with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Fun hike. Steps are hand made. You can do several repetitions.

10 days ago

Fun loop to get the blood moving, we enjoy jogging down the trail after the climb.

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

Decent trail with some nice views.

trail running
1 month 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.

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

First ride on the new bike. First ride in 7 years. Great way to start on a fun ride. Fun ride.

Great trail to do with my two Golden’s

nice easy trail

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

Some climbing-like steps from rock and boulders. Be careful around edges and where shrubs grow into the path - there's no guardrails here. Trail is not easily marked - try to stay on the path. Beautiful scenery.

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

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.

easy walk on a beautiful day, great view of Pikes as you stroll around. A bit muddy, but drying up as the morning went on. Don't really enjoy seeing houses and cars drive by as I on the trails. But nice enough.

A beautiful hike that the two boys (age 8 & 10) we were hiking with loved. The trail winds around rock formations with beautiful views that make you quickly forget you just parked in a populated subdivision. We arrived at 10:30 and the boys were in heaven scrambling up and down little detours on the trail.

However our walk back in the early afternoon gave us all the fright of our lives from encounters with two rattlesnakes. One we were tipped off by a couple hiking just in front of us and the other started to rattle as we apparently had all just walked by him. There was no veering off trail on our way back and we really wished we had started earlier before they came out to bathe in the heat of the day or chose a colder day in general. Definitely keep this in mind. But the hike itself was pretty spectacular.

2 months ago

Nice view at the top! Beware of dog poop

I did this trail today with my two dogs. Great, well maintained easy trail. We did see a small grass snake, enough to give this snake fearer a heart attack. Also a fair amount of cactus. Other than that, it was a wonderful, easy hike!

$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.

Great for kids easy to do

Unexpectedly good.

3 months ago

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

Very fun short trail the steps are a killer once you hit about 100 our whole family does it and really enjoys the time

trail running
4 months ago

Beautiful trail with stunning views of the mountains, forest, and a meadow. Mid-February trail conditions = 85-90% mud, slush, snow, ice, ice underneath snow, and ice rivers. The climb from Bear Creek to the campground is particularly rough requiring traversing off the trail due to the ice river flowing down the trail. There is no trail marker for 800 at the intersection with Ringtail. Take the downhill trail to the left of Ringtail. Some sites have this trail marked as dog friendly. Please note that there is a section where it skirts the west end of Roxborough State Park which doesn't allow dogs.

Beautiful trail and scenery. I kept stopping to take photos! The trail is mostly on solid granite, so footing is solid. We started from the Mitchell Creek side, the few people we encountered entered from the Chucks Loop side. Enjoyable day.

Good hiking trail with a bit steep.

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.

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

I completed the inner loop to this trail, starting on the Colorado Trail then keep making a right turn. Total is 7.7 miles with ~1,550ft elevation change. Very pretty but half of the trails were frozen rivers. I strongly advise staying on the Colorado trail then looping back south. The north bound trail that splinters off from the Colorado trail is badly eroded due to bikes. In many spots the trail was 2 feet deep and 1 foot wide.
I plan to complete the full loop shown here and update my review.

a few trails behind Castle Rock Zipline tours. not very sceenic being surrounded by roads.

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