Directions: This hike start from the Avery Way trailhead. Take the Wolfensberger Exit of I-25 and head west. Make a right on Coachline Rd and a left on Foothills Drive. Then make a left on Clear Sky Way and a right on Avery Way. This is a neighborhood access so please respect the residences around the trailhead and be careful to park as close to the trailhead as possible.
Ridgeline Open Space is a hiking or biking park in the middle of a subdivision of Caste Rock. The park provides some nice scenery, great views of the front range, and many options. This hike is a short 1.9 miler but could be a much longer hike if you wish it to be.
From the trailhead proceed .2 miles along paved trail to a Ridgeline Open Space trail sign and map. Turn right here and follow the trail along the side of a mesa meandering through scrub and manzanita trees. After about 1.2 miles, you'll come to the top of the mesa. There a great views here of the Castle Rock townsite as well as the front range foothills, including the Rampart Range and Pikes Peak if the weather holds. From here follow the trail and take the trail connector back to the sign and the paved path leading back to the trailhead.
This accounts for a very small portion of this park, there are many more areas to explore and all sorts of hiking options.
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Ridgeline Open Space
Town of Castle Rock
Date Hiked: July 16, 2013
Distance: 1.9 mi (RT)
Elevation Gain: 300ft
Elevation Min/Max: 6,373 > 6,550ft
Managing Agency: Town of Castle Rock Parks & Open Space