Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Castle Rock, CO

There are 12 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Castle Rock. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Castle Rock.

Pet Friendly Meadowlark Trail Loop
Meadowlark Trail Loop Meadowlark Trail Loop is a 5.9-mile loop trail in Jefferson County Open Space. This trail is for hikers and will take you through a sandy meadow before heading down to Plymouth Creek where it crosses the creek. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the shelter near the trailhead. See Details
Pet Friendly Mary Carter Greenway (Arapahoe Greenway)
Mary Carter Greenway (Arapahoe Greenway) The Mary Carter Greenway (Arapahoe Greenway) is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Littleton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Mary Carter Greenway (Arapahoe Greenway). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Plymouth Mountain Trail Plymouth Mountain Trail is a 6.4 mile hike that will take about 5 to 6 hours to complete with Fido. There are seven interconnected trails of varying lengths to choose from. Slopes that face east and south can be hot in the summer time. See Details
High Line Canal Trail (Waterton Canyon) The High Line Canal Trail (Waterton Canyon) is a 5-mile hike in Chatfield State Park that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This casual hike allows for great views of Denver, solitude, and a glimpse into the past from sunrise to sunset. Fido must be kept on a leash, and you will also need to watch out for free-roaming cattle along the canal. See Details
High Line Canal Trail The High Line Canal Trail at Blackmer Lake is a 4 mile hike that will take about 1 to 2 hours to complete with Fido. This track of land was almost the retirement home of former President Eisenhower, but instead became the home of the Kent Denver Day School. This trail also serves as a maintenance road for the local animal control and the Denver Water Board. See Details
High Line Canal Trail The High Line Canal Trail in Horseshoe Preserve is a 5.8 mile hike that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This hike will actually lead you through the suburbs and passes through some expensive subdivisions. A new, larger parking lot was installed that caused Colorado Boulevard to intercept Orchard Road a block farther to the east. Be aware that this change still is not marked on most maps. See Details
Castlewood Canyon State Park There are several hikes ranging from mild to moderate here, but the 5.6 mile trail to the canyon is the most popular. And though Castlewood Canyon isn't as grand as the Grand Canyon, it is certainly worth the 5 hour round-trip hike. The winding Cherry Creek flowing along the canyon floor also provides wonderful rest stops along the way. Leashed pets are welcome on most trails, except the new East Canyon Preservation Area trail. See Details
Spruce Mountain Gorgeous trails , easy access with good parking, choice of steep or flat trails , have heard of some tickets for no leash but many locals do hike off leash when away from the parking lot See Details
Mary Carter Greenway (Arapahoe Greenway) The Mary Carter Greenway (Arapahoe Greenway) is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Englewood! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Mary Carter Greenway (Arapahoe Greenway). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
New Santa Fe Regional Trail The New Santa Fe Regional Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Palmer Lake! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the New Santa Fe Regional Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Castlewood Canyon State Park Castlewood Canyon is a pet-friendly state park with numerous trails varying in difficulty from mild to moderate. Dogs are welcome to join you on most of these trails, except for the new East Canyon Preservation Area trail. When you're exploring with Fido, you'll discover Cherry Creek flowing adjacent to a natural amphitheater and picnic areas. This is also the location of the Castlewood Canyon Dam. Castlewood Canyon is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Spruce Mountain Open Space and Trail Bring Fido to explore Spruce Mountain Open Space and Trail. Spruce Mountain is a large, tree-covered mesa which features over eight and a half miles of recreational trails. Dogs must be cleaned up after and on a leash during their hike at Spruce Mountain Open Space. See Details