Explore the most popular views 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.

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.

Nice view at the top! Beware of dog poop

This is an easy hike with stairs. Optional rock scramble, on a piece of interestingly varied geology. At this time of year the scrub oak bears a hearty crop of plastic bags, flapping and lifeless. The omnipresent sights and sound of traffic and parked cars and little boxes made of ticky tacky smothered the natural beauty of this place. Recommended if you're a tourist. If you're a traveler, skip it.

on Glendale Farm Trail

23 days ago

Perfect for a family!!!

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.

Nice beginner trail for mountain biking. It’s on the side of a hill with a cow farm next to it. Dog park below it.

Great for kids easy to do

Beautiful views!

Unexpectedly good.

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
2 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.

trail running
2 months ago

Not a fan at all, ran the loop this morning and was very bored as the trail has no character.

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.

hiking
3 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!!

hiking
3 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.

This is a trailhead to trailhead out and back run (ride, hike, trot, whatever) at Hidden Mesa Open Space. It's 6.66 miles with a healthy burst of elevation to climb back up the mesa. Short section of paved pathway (Cherry Creek Trail) to traverse near the Franktown-side trailhead. Given the mileage and how that burst of elevation feels on the return, I refer to it as Devil's Traverse (but apparently alltrails isn't on board with that...)

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

on Chuck's Loop

3 months ago

simple and easy

If you think it’s just a sidewalk, you’re doing it wrong.

hiking
3 months ago

This was a nice flat hike, very easy. OK view since it's residential properties' backyard area.

walking
3 months ago

Good exercise. Nice dog park near the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

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

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.

3 months ago

This one was fun! We saw some kids climbing up the rocks to the very top, so we followed. It was well worth it! To get to the very top you have to climb some rocks. It wasn’t as hard as it looked, but may be a little scary for people afraid of heights and a little difficult for the elderly. Overall it was great!

This is our neighborhood trail and I feel so lucky! Beautiful, easy trail for leisurely walking and relaxing.

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