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.

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May 18

Snow, Snow, and more snow

Posted on May 18, 2017 at 11:56 AM by Lisa Sorbo

Both soft surface and paved trails are covered in snow right now.  Based on the amount of moisure we are getting here in Castle Rock, we anticipate that soft surface trails will be closed for at least two more days.

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