East Plum Creek Trail in Castle Rock

October 1, 2010 Comments (0) 2-3 Miles, About 30 Min, Creek or Brooks, Easy, Handicap Accessible, hikes castle rock colorado, Wetlands

East Plum Creek Trail in Castle Rock

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This paved trail meanders along Plum Creek in Castle Rock, Colorado. Though it winds through developed areas, the Plum Creek trail has some surprises: towering cottonwoods, pines, and the seasonal sounds of Plum Creek. Be sure to explore snapshot and full hiking profile below to get the details on parking, trail map, and hike options.

Castle Rock is a growing community South of Denver and not without it’s some great hikes. Be sure to explore the many trails out in Castlewood Canyon State Park, and our hikes near Castle Rock, Colorado page.


Trail Snapshot: East Plum Creek Trail in Castle Rock

  • Hike Distance: 6 miles of trail
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Duration: Approx 30 min to 4hrs
  • Trail Type: Out & Back
  • Seasons: All
  • Dogs: Allowed On Leash
  • Hike Trail Map: Click for a Map of East Plum Creek Trail in Castle Rock
  • Denver Drive Time: 35 min
  • Driving Directions to East Plum Creek Trail in Castle Rock: Click for Google Map
  • Town Nearest Hike: Castle Rock, Colorado
  • Beauty: Cottonwoods, meadows, wetlands, wildlife: Preble’s meadow jumping mouse, beavers, migratory birds
  • Activities: Hiking, running, biking, birdwatching


The East Plum Creek Trail winds through the heart of Castle Rock, Colorado, through wetlands, and along the banks of Plum Creek. Starting from the Meadows Parkway lot, you can head North for 1.8+ miles through cottonwoods and between two historic railways. If you head south along the trail from the Meadows lot, the trail will take you into a wetland habitat where beavers build and migratory birds rest. Follow the trail south for 3 miles and all the way into town for a 6 mile round trip.



Tips & Resources for Hiking East Plum Creek Trail in Castle Rock :

  • TIP: One can take a close-up look at the unique wetland habitat along the East Plum Creek and lower Sellars Gulch, which are great locations to go bird watching.
  • TIP: Parking is available at the Meadows Parkway. There are additional parking areas at Festival Park and along South Perry Street.
  • Trail Map: East Plum Creek Trail in Castle Rock
  • Colorado Road Conditions: Colorado Road Conditions
  • After the Hike: Crowfoot Valley Coffee


Weather

Castle Rock, CO
52°
partly cloudy
92% humidity
wind: 7mph SSE
H 77 • L 49
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Map & Driving Directions


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