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!

Mar 24

Soft Surface Trails

Posted on March 24, 2017 at 10:02 AM by KerriAnne Mukhopadhyay

Closed due to wet and slushy conditions. Please do NOT use today.
Mar 24

Paved trails

Posted on March 24, 2017 at 10:02 AM by KerriAnne Mukhopadhyay

The paved trails are slushy. Exercise caution. Due to prior warm temperatures, the snow fall on concrete surfaces is melting rapidly, therefore we are not planning to plow the trails. We will re-asses this afternoon.
Mar 23

All Trails

Posted on March 23, 2017 at 2:56 PM by KerriAnne Mukhopadhyay

Although it is dry and windy in Castle Rock today, it is anticipated that Castle Rock will get hit hard with a blizzard starting at midnight tonight. Check for updates before heading out to any of our trails on Friday.