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0.7 mile 1.1 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 423' 129 m
Descent: -2' -1 m
High: 6,249' 1,905 m
Low: 5,828' 1,776 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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Trail shared by Johnny Muir-Addleman

A steep trail to access Golden's distinctive Castle Rock from just east of downtown.

Johnny Muir-Addleman

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From Golden's eastern neighborhood, park on the street and walk up switchbacks and an unrelenting grade for a speedy ascent of Golden's signature rock formation, the Castle Rock (not to be confused with the town) and its expansive views.

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Sep 26, 2018
Joe W
hiked down from Golden Summit 0.7mi
Jul 15, 2018
Lisa Howe
Jun 27, 2018
Dawn of the Hill People
super steep in places, vegetation very bushy 0.7mi
Jun 17, 2018
Zak Gamache
1.7mi — 0h 44m
Jun 9, 2018
Angie Brand
Apr 12, 2018
David M
Apr 1, 2018
Dusty Sleeves
Nice hike, all clear.
Mar 25, 2018
Kevin McCall
0.7mi

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  3.9 from 7 votes

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#623

in Colorado

#6,871

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