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Castle Trail

 3.9 (14)

4.0 Miles 6.4 Kilometers


81%

Runnable

1,737' 529 m

Ascent

-2' -1 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

7,765' 2,367 m

High

6,030' 1,838 m

Low

Shared By Nick Wilder

Conditions


All Clear 38 days ago
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A long, steep, exposed climb from the parking lot leads to easier terrain up high with big views.

Nick Wilder

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Occasionally closed in muddy/wet conditions.

Description

From the Mt. Falcon parking lot, you'll get a minimal warm up before the long grind on the Castle Rock Trail. There is no protection from the sun on most of this trail, so avoid hot days. This trail can be very crowded with runners, hikers, mountain bikers, and even horses.

About halfway up, a hard left turn (with just a touch of tree shade) offers a brief respite before the climbing kicks in again. Then it's more grinding to the top.

This trail continues all the way down to the other parking lot on the west side of the system at Mt. Falcon road, but most use Castle Trail to connect to the other great trails in the area. The views along the top of this trail are quite good, extending from Kansas to the continental divide!

If it's crowded or you want to avoid bikes, consider using Turkey Trot instead of this trail - they reconnect two-thirds of the way up the hill.

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Check-Ins

Jun 21, 2018
ericwu830
Out and back, east to west parking lots 8mi
Jun 17, 2018
Joseph Parks
4mi — 1h 00m
May 12, 2018
Brooke Webster
fun run in the fog today. the trail was barely muddy at all. a little damp at worst. in great condition.
Sep 12, 2017
Juan Gonzalez
Jul 13, 2017
Annette W
May 17, 2017
Heidi Jewett
Apr 23, 2017
DwightD Dettloff
10.4mi — 2h 50m
May 9, 2016
Austin.Parker Parker

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  3.9 from 14 votes

#5087

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