Explore the most popular trail running 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.

The one good thing about this trail is that it’s paved so my kids were able to ride their bikes. But the second half of the path goes along busy roads, which isn’t very peaceful. We won’t be doing this trail again. I feel like we could’ve taken a quieter walk through our neighborhood.

4 days ago

This hike is basically a novelty. It is neither peaceful nor beautiful (except geologically, of course) because of its urban location. Nevertheless, it is neat, and I was excited when I discovered you can scramble to the top of the rock.

hiking
14 days ago

Chuck’s Loop is a beautiful and easy hike, but there are many places (5+) where the trail is not clearly marked and you can get lost. My husband went before me and took me back yesterday and we still got lost! Nice terrain and scenery, though.

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

hiking
22 days ago

Easy and beautiful!

mountain biking
24 days ago

This trial was a lot more difficult to navigate than I has expected so it recommend downloading the map! Will do next time. Very nice single track, not technical. There are a lot of up and down sections so it was a good workout!

mountain biking
24 days ago

Loved it! Beautiful views fun flowy single track. Some small fun rocky sections, one semi-hard one (w/option to bypass). I’m a flat pedaler/more of a downhill guy, so some of the climbs were killing me (lung-wise) and a little technical. Did the full outer 9miles, finished after dark. Can’t wait to do it again!!

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.

Easy. Excellent view at the top with places to sit and enjoy. Dog park next to trail. I-25 is noisy but can tune it out.

Great. Pretty Riparian land and happy people.

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

hiking
2 months ago

More of a dog park, not a hike or trail by any means

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

walking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

The hike to the base of the rock is fabulous, but a warning that climbing to the top of the rock is especially slippery and dangerous right now. Maybe the rock has become extra slick over the years from frequent use? I fell 30 feet just two weeks after someone else fell in almost the exact same place. We were both extremely injured and lucky to have survived. Falling in that area does not mean you gradually slide down, it means you fall through the air off a cliff and land on rock. The area around the tree and higher than the tree is especially slick. Please be careful! Wear a helmet or just avoid it altogether.

hiking
2 months ago

great local hike if you take the switchback path, located off the north west section of the sidewalk. Look for the "trail" sign and it splits away from the bike paths. Once up the butte the terrain is mainly flat. Single file natural pathway throughout.

hiking
2 months ago

Makes me sad to see folks giving Chuck’s Loop negative reviews. I really love it there! Yes, it’s exposed and there is virtually no shade, but it’s an easy trail with varied terrain and the views are AMAZING! We saw beautiful bluebirds and lots of hummingbirds. Watching the prairie dogs was entertaining as well. If you’ve tried it and didn’t like it, may I recommend going back near sunset?

trail running
3 months 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.

trail running
3 months ago

It's a short and nice trail for trail running. No shades, so better to do it when it's less than 70F. It was cloudy today and perfect for running!

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.

3 months ago

ok trail for an easy walk. not much to see.

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!!!

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

hiking
3 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.

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.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice view at the top! Beware of dog poop

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