soft surfaced trail with snow

Trail Condition Blog

Why are trail conditions important?
Hiking or biking on soft-surface trails when they’re muddy can severely damage the surface. The trails through Town are designed with drainage in mind, but during the snow / rainy season things may not drain properly. When there’s snow on the ground, and temperatures rise above freezing, the ground begins to thaw the top layers of soil. However, the ground below is still frozen. This doesn’t allow for proper drainage and can cause a moist and muddy surface. Walking, riding or hiking when it’s muddy can damage trails, requiring costly and time-consuming repairs. A good rule of thumb – if you see snow on the ground, stay off the soft-surface trail. The Town has more than 30 miles of concrete trails that are available year-round.

Help us keep trail users up to date on current conditions by posting your findings here!

May 25

Soft Surface Trails at Philip S. Miller Park and Ridgeline

Posted on May 25, 2017 at 11:51 AM by Lisa Sorbo

The Rock Hawk Trail races will be held this Saturday from 7-11 am and therefore these two trails will be closed to ALL BIKE RIDERS during that time.
May 23

Ridgeline Open Space

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 2:42 PM by Lisa Sorbo

Dreamy dirt right now! 99.97% tacky/grippy/perfect, a few slimy puddles. Late this afternoon/evening will be fantastic/as good as it gets! Tomorrow morning should be good, too. Hot and sunny tomorrow, so these conditions won't last long. Get it while it's #HERODIRT! Between M and L is torn up, as usual. Still some standing water, along with traffic damage/widening. May 23, 2017, 2:30PM -per Ridgeline Wrangler, Mitch Kline


May 18

Snow, Snow, and more snow

Posted on May 18, 2017 at 11:56 AM by Lisa Sorbo

Both soft surface and paved trails are covered in snow right now.  Based on the amount of moisure we are getting here in Castle Rock, we anticipate that soft surface trails will be closed for at least two more days.