Castle Rock, known for its landmark resembling an ancient castle, has many hiking trails – some in town, others in the surrounding countryside – and exploring them is definitely worth the drive.

Here are a few recommendations from a member owned credit union in Castle Rock committed to serving the local community:

  • Indian Creek Loop Hike

This trail is just an hour’s drive from Denver and actually leads to a system of other trails going through the Pike National Forest. This hiking adventure is great in every season, has moderate difficulty and can be done in 3-4hr. You get the chance to enjoy the pine forest, Colorado Trail, streams, wildflowers and more.

  • East Plum Creek Trail

This is a paved and rather easy trail offering a few pleasant surprises that you can discover in 1-4 hr: the seasonal sounds of Plum Creek, cottonwoods, meadows and interesting wildlife.

  • Castlewood Canyon – Waterfall Hike

This is another easy to moderate hike, suitable for any season, allowing you to enjoy the waterfall, canyon views, Cherry Creek, as well as interesting geology and some ruins.

  • Ridgeline Open Space Hike

If you opt for this hike, you can get more than 13 miles of trails, through small stands of pine trees, gamble oak and grasslands. You can also admire, in the distance, the snow-capped peaks of the Front Range.