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!

Apr 22

All soft surface trails

Posted on April 22, 2017 at 11:58 AM by Lisa Sorbo

Precipitation has ended here in Castle Rock.  However, trails are wet.  Please give them a couple hours under this afternoon's sunshine to dry out.  Thanks!
Apr 06

Ridgeline Open Space

Posted on April 6, 2017 at 4:04 PM by Lisa Sorbo

Ridgeline is good to go.  A few wet spots in the shaded areas, but nothing too bad. The wind is blowing and drying it fast. - Rob Davis, Wrangler

Apr 03

Soft surface trails

Posted on April 3, 2017 at 4:27 PM by Lisa Sorbo

Precipitation is expected this evening.  Please stay off the trails in the morning.