The single-track trail is of moderate difficulty and offers amazing views of Castle Rock and surrounding areas.
This is a joint venture among Douglas County, the Town of Castle Rock, and the Pinery Water and Wastewater District to preserve 1,294 acres of mesa, steep rock cliffs, shady gulches, open grassland and lush, riparian habitat in the Cherry Creek basin.
The eastern section connects to the paved Cherry Creek Regional Trail, and the southwestern section eventually will connect to Gateway Mesa Open Space. The main trailhead parking lot is on the west side of Colorado Highway 83 (Parker Road), 1 mile north of Franktown. Additional parking (no trailers) is available on Pleasantview Drive.
Hidden Mesa is managed by Douglas County Open Space and therefore is not available for adoption through the Town's POST Partners volunteer program.